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  • The Hidden Girl

    The Hidden Girl

    The Journey of a Soul

    Marika Henriques

    ISBN: 9780856835223 - Hardback

    This book charts the author’s long journey of healing from the trauma caused by having to go into hiding as a child and having to deny that she was Jewish.  Marika Henriques reveals how she was shaped and her profession determined by historical events and ultimately how she returned to her tradition and people.

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  • Lady Sue Ryder of Warsaw

    Single-minded philanthropist

    Tessa West

    ISBN: 9780856835209 - Paperback

    Sue Ryder made a huge and positive difference to the lives of thousands, despite – or perhaps because of - having a character which could, at times, be as obsessive and downright difficult as it could be creative and inspiring. Brought up to help others, she committed her life to doing so.

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  • Princess Olga

    Princess Olga, A Wild and Barefoot Romanov

    Her Highness Princess Olga Romanoff
    with Coryne Hall

    ISBN: 9780856835179 - Hardback

    The fascinating story of the Romanov princess whose family fled the Russian revolution and lived in exile, firstly in homes provided by the British Royal family. This is very much a human interest story, told with humour by a down to earth woman.

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  • Folly and Malice

    The Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One

    John Zametica

    ISBN: 9780856835131 - Hardback


    "... a seminal work which forces readers to reflect further on issues they had thought settled ... a powerfully argued work whose conclusions will be carefully studied by historians for many years."   Vernon Bogdanor, International Affairs

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  • Long Way from Adi Ghehad

    Long Way from Adi Ghehad

    Journey of an Asylum Seeker: Dr Teame Mebrahtu

    Stan Hazell

    ISBN: 9780856835186 - Hardback

    With immigration and asylum seekers high on the agenda of governments throughout Europe, the life story of Dr Teame Mebrahtu is a timely reminder of a positive side of what has become a contentious and potentially divisive issue. It is a truly remarkable and inspiring story.

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  • The Spirit of Self-Help

    A Life of Samuel Smiles

    John Hunter

    Chosen for Spring 2017 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction

    ISBN: 9780856835124 - Hardback

    This is the very human story of the Victorian writer who, in an era of startling change, gave the beleaguered individual a new perspective on his destiny by launching the self-help phenomenon.

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  • Saviour of the Nation - cover

    Saviour of the Nation

    An epic poem of Winston Churchill’s finest hour

    Brian Hodgkinson

    Chosen for Summer 2015-16 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION

    ISBN: 9780856835063 - Paperback

    Winston Churchill led the British people from the brink of utter disaster to the expectation of victory in the Second World War. This engaging poem depicts him as a hero, in traditional epic poetry style, echoing the works of Homer and Virgil.

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  • Pamela hansford Johnson

    Pamela Hansford Johnson

    Her Life, Works and Times

    Wendy Pollard

    Finalist in 2014-15 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction

    ISBN: 9780856832987 - Hardback

    "Pamela Hansford Johnson is a writer whose memory fully deserves to be kept alive, and she is well served by Wendy Pollard’s admirable, sympathetic biography, which does justice both to her life and to her work." Jonathan Coe, award-winning novelist and biographer

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  • Henry George

    A Biography

    Charles Albro Barker

    ISBN: 9780911312850 - Hardback

    "Professor Barker has done a truly distinguished job. Not only is the scholarship outstanding, but Henry George has been brought to life." Robert Clancy, Director of the Henry George School of Social Science

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  • Henry George and Europe

    The Far-reaching Impact and Effect of the Ideas of the American Social Philosopher

    Michael Silagi

    ISBN: 9780911312911 - Paperback

    Michael Silagi's investigation proves that Henry George's impact on European social thinking is dominantly ideological, influencing so many Europeans as spur and inspiration.

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  • Sale! Mary O'Hara - cover

    Travels with My Harp

    The Complete Autobiography of Mary O'Hara

    Mary O'Hara

    Finalist in 2012-13 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction

    ISBN: 9780856832857 - Hardback

    For over half a century Mary O'Hara's voice has delighted audiences all over the world and her recordings continue to sell. Her story is an inspiring tale of triumph over tragedy, helped by her deep religious faith and many friendships with other performers, recounted with warmth and humour in this updated version of her autobiography.

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  • Hoodwinking Churchill - cover

    Hoodwinking Churchill

    Tito's Great Confidence Trick

    Peter Batty

    Finalist in 2011-12 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction

    ISBN: 9780856832826 - Hardback

    'This minutely researched and closely argued tour-de-force of revisionist history ... forces us to rethink a critical aspect of the Second World War in Yugoslavia.' Sir Jeremy Isaacs.

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