John Julius Norwich
John Julius Norwich's classic history of Byzantium tells the epic story in all its lurid, magnificent and compelling detail in three magnificent volumes: The Early Centuries, The Apogee and The Decline and Fall.
The magical land of Narnia is a world like no other. With talking animals, mythical creatures, the evil White Witch and the mighty lion Aslan, Lewis's magnificent fantasy series has captivated children for generations. Now reissued in a striking new binding.
Writing for ten to twelve hours a day in the lulls between battlefield sorties, Alan Moorehead gathered material for the three books of The Desert War Trilogy, which he published during the war itself. Together they form an electrifying contemporary account of one of the most thrilling and decisive arenas of the Second World War.
Dorothy L. Sayers wrote ingenious whodunits that were also satisfying and intelligent novels. Her prose is elegant and expressive; her settings are vividly realised, and her characters are flesh-and-blood human beings – most memorably her hero, Lord Peter Wimsey.
Introduced by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. Drawing on contemporary politics, ancient history and mathematics Asimov's extraordinary science-fiction epic of the decline and fall of a Galactic Empire is as gripping as it is utterly unique.
As well as being a great novelist, Mark Twain was a brilliant and prolific writer of short stories, using them to capture a dazzling variety of characters, landscapes and registers. This edition gathers together nearly 50 of his greatest tales, revealing his extraordinary versatility.
In the magisterial and highly acclaimed Pax Britannica trilogy, Jan Morris traces the decline and fall of this greatest of empires, from Victoria's accession to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. Spanning six continents and covering more than a century, this superb work compares with Gibbon’s Decline and Fall, both for its scholarship and wit.
Plutarch’s fascinating account of the lives of the greatest Greeks and Romans was one of the first major works of biography as we know it. It had an incalculable effect on Western culture, shaping the way we see the ancient world and influencing writers from Shakespeare to Emerson.
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