A masterpiece from one of North America's greatest post-war writers, illustrated with a series of mid-century photographs by Leonard Freed, Ansel Adams and others.
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Jack Aubrey is back in England and bankrupt. His only escape is to board H.M.S. Surprise as part of a naval entourage accompanying the king’s ambassador to the East Indies. The third installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.
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What is happiness? Why do we fall in love? How do we recognise faces? Pinker's exhilarating book explores the machinery of the mind – its origins and development, and how we use it to interact with the world.
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Before the modern age, only the intrepid, foolhardy or mad would undertake a voyage of exploration. Impossible Journeys tells the stories of 24 of these extraordinary journeys, from the Middle Ages to the Victorian era.
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The middle ages have often been depicted as a period in which life had few comforts. Nonsense, says the great medieval scholar Chiara Frugoni, in this delightful examination of the many inventions we owe to the Middle Ages.
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Edited by John Barnard
A former Poet Laureate pays tribute to Keats’s tremendous powers of expression as he introduces this collection of impassioned poems. Reissued in a new format.
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Told for the first time in English, the leading historian of the Spanish Civil War tells the shocking story of a preventable tragedy that cost many thousands of lives and ruined tens of thousands more as the terrible struggle drew to a close.
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In this entertaining and moving book, James celebrates his lifelong engagement with the written word by sharing what could be his last reading list, including old favourites and recent discoveries.
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