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Æthelred: The Unready book

Æthelred: The Unready

Levi Roach

The Anglo-Saxon king Æthelred ‘the Unready’ (968–1016) is usually thought of as inscrutable, irrational and poorly advised. However, this new book, published 1,000 years after Æthelred’s death, suggests that he has been wrongly maligned.

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The Authentic Gospel of Jesus book

The Authentic Gospel of Jesus

Geza Vermes

In this fascinating portrait of the fiery and brilliant preacher who changed the world, Vermes returns to the historical reality of Jesus and his gospel to discover 'the genuine message of the Galilean master'.

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Ballet Shoes book

Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

Pauline, Petrova and Posy are three orphans struggling to make their way in this 'fairy story with both feet firmly on the ground'. Beloved by generations of children, this book remains a delightful and inspirational tale.

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The Tales of Beatrix Potter - 11 volumes book

The Tales of Beatrix Potter - 11 volumes

Beatrix Potter

Why do generations of children continue to fall in love with Beatrix Potter’s stories? Comic animals in coats and hats are certainly part of the charm, but more than that is the fact that she gives her animals human traits without ever falling into sentimental whimsy.

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Beloved book

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Now in its first illustrated edition, this seminal novel of slavery in America was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and ranked the greatest fiction work of the past 25 years.

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The Best After-Dinner Stories book

The Best After-Dinner Stories

Ever since Chaucer's day, when the host of the Tabard Inn in Southwark rose to welcome the Canterbury Pilgrims with a joke, the After Dinner Speech, designed, if possible, to reduce the assembled company to helpless merriment, has presented the ultimate challenge.

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The Bhagavad Gita book

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is the cornerstone of the Hindu faith and one of the world’s greatest religious texts. Gandhi called it his ‘spiritual dictionary’, while as a secular work it inspired Einstein, Yeats and Jung. Our edition uses Juan Mascaró’s acclaimed translation, with illustrations by Anna Bhushan.

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Big Chief Elizabeth book

Big Chief Elizabeth

Giles Milton

Greed, romance and desperation abound in Giles Milton’s exploration of the colonial enterprise that paved the way to the United States of America. At the book’s heart lies the vanishing of the 1587 settlement on Roanoke Island, whose 115 inhabitants met with a grisly end.

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Black Sea book

Black Sea

Neal Ascherson

Neal Ascherson chronicles the tumultuous history of the sea where East meets West. He recalls Ovid’s exile on its shores, charts Scythian wayfarers, Stalinist purges and Hitler’s vision of a German Gothic Crimea. His thoughtful book ends by considering the sea’s damaged ecology – perhaps to be its final tragedy.

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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories book

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Angela Carter

Igor Karash won the second House of Illustration/Folio Society Illustration Award for his work on Angela Carter's seminal retellings of fairy tales.

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The Blue Flower book

The Blue Flower

Penelope Fitzgerald

Critically acclaimed historical fiction from the Booker Prize-winning novelist and biographer.

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Brief Lives book

Brief Lives

John Aubrey

Witty, tantalising and illuminating, John Aubrey’s great classic of biography allows a glimpse into a fascinating era, while humanising great figures of history such as Shakespeare, Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes.

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Brighton Rock book

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene

A noir classic - introduced by John Sutherland.

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee book

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Dee Brown

A searing and visceral account of how the American West was really won. Told from the point of view of the American Indian, the catalogue of broken promises, treaties and battles is a tragic but essential story.

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The Camberwell Beauty and Other Stories book

The Camberwell Beauty and Other Stories

V.S. Pritchett

William Trevor has selected and introduced 25 tales for this collection, acknowledging his debt to the author. V.S. Pritchett weaves his tales from the fabric of ordinary lives, the results by turns melancholy and nostalgic.

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