Fisher of Kilverstone

Fisher of Kilverstone

A comprehensive biography of one of the key architects of the modern British Royal Navy.

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Springboard to Victory: The Burma Campaign and the Battle for Kohima

Springboard to Victory: The Burma Campaign and the Battle for Kohima

A clear and compelling account of the brutal battle of Kohima that swung the balance of the Burma Campaign in World War Two.

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Sad Swashbuckler: The Life of William Walker

Sad Swashbuckler: The Life of William Walker

An engrossing biography of William Walker – the American adventurer, filibuster and revolutionary leader who succeeded in making himself President of Nicaragua.

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Convoy Escort Commander: A Memoir of the Battle of the Atlantic

Convoy Escort Commander: A Memoir of the Battle of the Atlantic

An engrossing memoir that uncovers the turning point of the Battle of the Atlantic against the U-boat menace.

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The Raiders of Arakan

The Raiders of Arakan

A stirring account of one of the bravest and most effective units in the fight against Japan in World War Two.

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Roundhead General: The Campaigns of Sir William Waller

Roundhead General: The Campaigns of Sir William Waller

An engrossing account of one of the most important, yet forgotten, leaders of the English Civil War

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Admiral Hawke: Britain’s Greatest Forgotten Naval Commander

Admiral Hawke: Britain’s Greatest Forgotten Naval Commander

Edward Hawke’s naval victories were matched only by Horatio Nelson, but few remember him today. So who was this naval genius and what was his contribution to the history of the Royal Navy?

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Cockleshell Heroes: The Most Courageous and Imaginative Commando Raid of World War Two

Cockleshell Heroes: The Most Courageous and Imaginative Commando Raid of World War Two

An astounding account of one of the most audacious commando raids of the Second World War.

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A Life of John Hampden: The Patriot

A Life of John Hampden: The Patriot

Conflict between King and Parliament during the Civil War er

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The Queen and Prince Philip:

The Queen and Prince Philip:

A brilliantly intimate portrait of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during their courtship and early years of married life together.

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The Queen Mother

The Queen Mother

An engrossing biography of the woman who became the beloved matriarch of the modern British royal family.

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The Usurper King: The Fall of Richard II and the Rise of Henry of Bolingbroke, 1366-99

The Usurper King: The Fall of Richard II and the Rise of Henry of Bolingbroke, 1366-99

An in-depth study of an astounding moment in English medieval history. Ideal for people who wish to learn more about the tragic demise of Richard II or the life of his usurper, Henry IV.

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The Greatest Raid of All: Operation Chariot and the Mission to Destroy the Normandie Dock at St Nazaire
The Royal Palaces of Britain

The Royal Palaces of Britain

An essential history of Britain’s stunning historic palaces! Perfect for readers of Lucy Worsley, Simon Thurley and Judith Flanders.

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The Magnificent Adventures of Henry Hudson

The Magnificent Adventures of Henry Hudson

A gripping biography of one of the seventeenth century’s greatest sea captains.

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The Making of Henry VIII

The Making of Henry VIII

An essential biography that uncovers the childhood and youth of Henry VIII! Perfect for readers of Alison Weir, Tracy Borman and Antonia Fraser.

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The Burma Wars: 1824-1886

The Burma Wars: 1824-1886

George Bruce’s fascinating history of the Anglo-Burmese wars exposes these much forgotten imperial conflicts.

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Cromwell’s Captains: Four Great Englishmen

Cromwell’s Captains: Four Great Englishmen

A magnificent study of four key figures who shaped the history of Britain through the years of the Civil War and the Commonwealth,

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Lillie Langtry: A Biography of her Life and Loves

Lillie Langtry: A Biography of her Life and Loves

Politicians, poets, artists, princes; Lillie Langtry was adored by all. This biography explores the life of a remarkable woman who enthralled Victorian Britain and Gilded Age America.

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Peter Paul Rubens: A Biography of the Flemish Baroque Genius

Peter Paul Rubens: A Biography of the Flemish Baroque Genius

An authoritative biography of the Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens.

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The Prodigal Genius: The Life and Times of Honoré de Balzac

The Prodigal Genius: The Life and Times of Honoré de Balzac

An authoritative biography of one of nineteenth-century Europe’s greatest authors.

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By the Sword Divided: Eyewitness Accounts of the English Civil War

By the Sword Divided: Eyewitness Accounts of the English Civil War

A brilliant book that brings the voices of the English Civil War to life.

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Inside the Nazi Ring: A Naval Attaché in Sweden, 1940-1945

Inside the Nazi Ring: A Naval Attaché in Sweden, 1940-1945

On the morning of 9 April 1940, German forces occupied Denmark and invaded Norway, leaving Sweden as the only neutral country in Scandinavia.

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Alamein

Alamein

‘Quite the best detailed story of that great battle I have ever read … a superb book’ Field Marshal Montgomery

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Kit Carson: Folk Hero and Man

Kit Carson: Folk Hero and Man

A hair-raising biography of the hunter, scout, and adventurer, Kit Carson.

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The Trial of Andrew Johnson: A Biography of the Reconstruction Era President

The Trial of Andrew Johnson: A Biography of the Reconstruction Era President

On February 24, 1868, members of the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson on thirteen separate charges of having committed high crimes and misdemeanors against the government and the people.

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The Pilgrims’ Way: Shrines and Saints in Britain and Ireland

The Pilgrims’ Way: Shrines and Saints in Britain and Ireland

An enlightening history of pilgrimage, journeying into the past and following in the footsteps of travellers who traipsed across the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland.

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Retreat from Kabul: The First Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-1842

Retreat from Kabul: The First Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-1842

A fascinating account of one of the most ludicrously mismanaged expeditions in the history of warfare. Ideal for readers of Shashi Tharoor, Adam Hochschild and William Dalrymple.

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Yankee Admiral: A Biography of David Dixon Porter

Yankee Admiral: A Biography of David Dixon Porter

An engrossing biography of a Civil War naval hero. Ideal reading for those who have enjoyed the books of William C. Davis, Bruce Catton and Craig L. Symonds.

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The Warsaw Uprising

The Warsaw Uprising

An engrossing history of the largest resistance movement in the Second World War.

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Lifeboat Heroes: Outstanding RNLI Rescues from Three Centuries

Lifeboat Heroes: Outstanding RNLI Rescues from Three Centuries

An engrossing history of the RNLI and how for two hundred years it has been saving lives along the coasts of Britain and Ireland.

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Hastings to Culloden: Battles of Britain

Hastings to Culloden: Battles of Britain

A classic, in-depth study of over twenty of the most important battles to have taken place on British soil.

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The Great American Rascal: The Turbulent Life of Aaron Burr

The Great American Rascal: The Turbulent Life of Aaron Burr

On July 11th, 1804, Aaron Burr faced and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

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Dardanelles: A Midshipman’s Diary, 1915-16

Dardanelles: A Midshipman’s Diary, 1915-16

This young naval officer’s diary provides a unique perspective on the Gallipoli catastrophe in World War One.

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Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

‘A very readable account of all the strands in the complicated tapestry of politics, religion, and that very uncertain quality, the King’s love’ The Times

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The Road to Station X: From Debutante Ball to Fighter-Plane Factory to Bletchley Park, a Memoir of One Woman’s Journey Through World War Two

The Road to Station X: From Debutante Ball to Fighter-Plane Factory to Bletchley Park, a Memoir of One Woman’s Journey Through World War Two

An engrossing account of working in the top-secret world of Bletchley Park during World War Two. Perfect for fans of Sinclair McKay, Tessa Dunlop and Andrew Hodges.

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Founding Fathers: Puritans in England and America

Founding Fathers: Puritans in England and America

A fascinating history of the Puritans from their emergence to their decline.

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617 Squadron: The Dambusters at War

617 Squadron: The Dambusters at War

An eye-opening history of the famous 617 Squadron and its pilots and crews by a man who flew alongside them. A perfect book for fans of Max Hastings, John Nichol and Patrick Bishop.

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Irregular Regular (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #3)

Irregular Regular (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #3)

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Series: David Smiley, Book 3
Genre: History & Biography

The final instalment of Colonel David Smiley’s fascinating autobiographical trilogy.

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Loot!: The Heritage of Plunder

Loot!: The Heritage of Plunder

An illuminating history of artefacts and the questions of ownership that surround them. This should be essential reading for readers of Robert M. Edsel, Noah Charney and Alice Proctor.

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Arctic Rescue: A Memoir of the Tragic Sinking of HMS Glorious

Arctic Rescue: A Memoir of the Tragic Sinking of HMS Glorious

A moving World War II memoir that uncovers a forgotten naval catastrophe. Ideal for readers of Evan Mawdsley, Max Hastings and Iain Ballantyne.

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Arabian Assignment (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #2)

Arabian Assignment (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #2)

This remarkable memoir provides fascinating insight into two conflicts that arose in southern Arabia in the decades following the Second World War. It should be essential reading for anyone who enjoys the work of Dan Mills, Mark Urban and Adam Jowett

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The Emperor Charlemagne

The Emperor Charlemagne

An authoritative biography of the greatest ruler of the medieval period.

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Albanian Assignment  (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #1)1)

Albanian Assignment (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #1)1)

Albanian Assignment is one of the finest special forces memoirs to come out of the Second World War. Readers of Damien Lewis, Ben Macintyre and Patrick Leigh Fermor will be enthralled by this book.

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The Bad Popes

The Bad Popes

A dramatic account of some of the most notorious figures of medieval and Renaissance history who ruled from the Eternal City. Sure to grip readers of John Julius Norwich, Tom Holland and Peter Ackroyd.

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Cover of Darkness: The Memoir of a World War Two Night-Fighter

Cover of Darkness: The Memoir of a World War Two Night-Fighter

A pilot’s captivating autobiography that traces the development of night-flying from the early days of the Battle of Britain to the final triumph over Germany.

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Operation Morning Light: Terror in Our Skies, The True Story of Cosmos 954

Operation Morning Light: Terror in Our Skies, The True Story of Cosmos 954

A riveting history of a Space Age disaster that left the Canadian wilderness polluted by Soviet radioactive waste. Viewers of Chernobyl or fans of David Wallace-Wells and Mike Berners-Lee will find this a fascinating work.

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The Long Road Home

The Long Road Home

The honest account of one prisoner-of-war’s struggle to survive through five years of Nazi imprisonment. An essential book for readers of Horace Greasley, Alistair Urquhart and Heather Morris.

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The Suicide Battalion

The Suicide Battalion

A staggering history of one of the First World War’s most daring military units. An essential book for readers of Peter Hart, Tim Cook and Nick Lloyd.

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Hugh Hambleton, Spy: Thirty Years with the KGB

Hugh Hambleton, Spy: Thirty Years with the KGB

A gripping true story of espionage and betrayal through the height of the Cold War. Perfect for readers of Ben MacIntyre, Andrew Lownie and David E. Hoffman.

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The Age of Plunder: The England of Henry VIII, 1500-47

The Age of Plunder: The England of Henry VIII, 1500-47

A thought-provoking social and economic of Henry VIII's reign. Ideal for readers of Ian Mortimer, Christopher Hill and E. P. Thompson.

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Death and Destruction on the Thames in London

Death and Destruction on the Thames in London

A deadly history of the city of London. Perfect for fans of true crime, British politics, and European history.

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The Grey Goose of Arnhem

The Grey Goose of Arnhem

An account of heroism and courage in one of the Allies’ biggest military catastrophes of the Second World War. Ideal for readers of James Holland, Anthony Beevor and Cornelius Ryan.

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Gas! The Battle for Ypres,1915

Gas! The Battle for Ypres,1915

A fascinating World War One history that charts the first use of chemical weapons in modern warfare. Perfect for readers of Max Hastings, Martin Middlebrook and Tim Cook.

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Log of the Centurion

Log of the Centurion

Fascinated by the expeditions of Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook?

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A House For Spies: SIS Operations into Occupied France from a Sussex Farmhouse

A House For Spies: SIS Operations into Occupied France from a Sussex Farmhouse

An unforgettable history of French intelligence agents and courageous British pilots who risked everything in the fight against Hitler! Perfect for fans of Ben Macintyre, Giles Milton and Sinclair McKay.

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Famous Assassinations

Famous Assassinations

A bloody history of the rich and famous. Perfect for fans of true crime, revolutionary history, and biographies of world leaders.

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More Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics

More Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 9
Genre: History & Biography

The final chapter in Doreen’s animal memoirs! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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A Comfort of Cats (Feline Frolics #8)

A Comfort of Cats (Feline Frolics #8)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 8
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: biography

The next adventure for Doreen’s animal family! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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The Coming of Saska (Feline Frolics #7)

The Coming of Saska (Feline Frolics #7)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 7
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: biography

A must read for animal enthusiasts! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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Double Trouble (Feline Frolics #6)

Double Trouble (Feline Frolics #6)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 6
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: biography

The cats are back – and more mischievous than ever! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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Six Battles for India: Anglo-Sikh Wars, 1845-46 and 1848-49

Six Battles for India: Anglo-Sikh Wars, 1845-46 and 1848-49

George Bruce’s remarkable book uncovers the history of the two Anglo-Sikh Wars that erupted in India in the 1840s. Perfect for fans of William Dalrymple, Lawrence James and Richard Holmes.

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Raining Cats and Donkeys (Feline Frolics #4)

Raining Cats and Donkeys (Feline Frolics #4)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 4
Genre: History & Biography

More hilarious antics for Doreen’s animal family! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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Donkey Work (Feline Frolics #3)

Donkey Work (Feline Frolics #3)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 3
Genre: History & Biography

After cats there comes donkey… For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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Cats in May (Feline Frolics #2)

Cats in May (Feline Frolics #2)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 2
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: non-fiction

One couple's love affair with their mischievous pets! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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The Parting Years: 1963-74 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #6)

The Parting Years: 1963-74 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #6)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 6
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: biogrphy

Beaton’s sixth and final volume covers 1963-74. It follows Beaton's encounters with the youth of the swinging sixties but also the parting of many of his lifelong friends.

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Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics #1)

Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics #1)

You won’t find another book about cats as funny as this one! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by their feline friends!

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The Restless Years: 1955-63 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #5)

The Restless Years: 1955-63 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #5)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 5
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: biography

Beaton’s fifth volume covers 1955-63. He travels the world, visiting exotic locales and also Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. Friends like Diana Vreeland, Truman Cooper, and Greta Garbo make repeat appearances. He also recounts a grand ball given by Barbara Hutton in Tangier and an argument with Alfred Hitchcock at a movie screening hosted by Edie Goetz.

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The Strenuous Years: 1948-55 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #4)

The Strenuous Years: 1948-55 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #4)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 4
Genre: History & Biography
Tags: biography, non-fiction

Beaton’s fourth volume covers 1948-55. The carefree days are over and as Beaton moves into middle age with doubts and anxiety his first venture into playwriting brings unexpected difficulty.

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The Happy Years: 1944-48 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #3)

The Happy Years: 1944-48 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #3)

Beaton’s third volume covers 1944-48. In 1944 Beaton, as official photographer for the Ministry of Information, was sent to Paris to arrange an exhibition of war photographs. While there he renewed his acquaintance with Picasso and encountered many other famous faces, including Gide, Cocteau and Gertrude Stein.

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The Years Between: 1939-44 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #2)

The Years Between: 1939-44 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #2)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 2
Genre: History & Biography
Tags: biogrphy, non-fiction

Sir Cecil Beaton (1904 –1980) was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, painter, diarist and Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer.

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The Wandering Years: 1922-39 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #1)

The Wandering Years: 1922-39 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #1)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 1
Genre: History & Biography
Tags: biogrphy, non-fiction

A classic memoir of the twentieth century, spanning through the Second World War, the Golden Age of Hollywood and the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Sylvia Pankhurst: The Rebellious Suffragette

Sylvia Pankhurst: The Rebellious Suffragette

Sylvia Pankhurst’s colourful, maverick life is narrated in this fascinating political, historical and cultural biography by Shirley Harrison, drawing on Sylvia’s journals, letters, writings, and paintings. It includes a Foreword by her son, Richard Pankhurst.

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Cheriton 1644: The Campaign and the Battle

Cheriton 1644: The Campaign and the Battle

The Battle of Cheriton was one of the major turning points of the English Civil War, yet few people have heard of it.

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