In The Changi Camera, acclaimed author Tim Bowden presents a unique record of one Australian soldier's experience of the fall of Singapore, captivity in Changi and enduring the hell of the Thai-Burma Railway. George Aspinall was a keen photographer and, even in the very worst of conditions, he managed... read more

The Changi Camera : A Unique Record of Changi and the Thai-Burma Railway
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Winner of the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize Truth can be stranger - and more heartbreaking and hilarious - than fiction. In this now classic work, Funder tells extraordinary stories from the most perfected surveillance state of all time, the former East Germany. She meets Miriam, cond... read more

Stasiland
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A harrowing account of life in Italy in the year leading up to World War II, available in the US for the first time.
 
In 1939 it was not a foregone conclusion that Mussolini would enter World War II on the side of Hitler. In thi... read more

A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939-1940
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Modern communications have driven motorways and pylons through the countryside, dwarfed us with TV and telephone masts and drastically altered the way in which we move around, see and understand Scotland. Recent politics and logistics have established borders and jurisdictions which now seem permanent... read more

The Faded Map: The Story of the Lost Kingdoms of Scotland
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'This extraordinary book brings to life an astonishing place. Beautiful prose renders brutality vivid' The Times - BOOK OF THE WEEK
From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story of St Petersburg - one of the most magical, menacing and influential cities in... read more

St Petersburg
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The Greek myths have a universal appeal, reaching far beyond the time and physical place in which they were created. But many are firmly rooted in specific settings: Thebes dominates the tragedy of Oedipus; Mycenae broods over the fa... read more

Greek Mythology: A Traveller's Guide from Mount Olympus to Troy
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What makes a hero? Who better to answer that question than Lee Child...
'It's Lee Child. Why would you not read it?' Karin Slaughter
'I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page' The Times
In his first work of... read more

The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human
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People have been in thrall of the monarchy throughout history. Whether it is a tsar in Russia, an emperor in China or a king in England, these individuals inevitably changed the course of history. 5,000 Years of Royalty profiles the fascinating stories of the greatest leaders in the world, from Cleopa... read more

5,000 Years of Royalty
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From the mythical artefacts of the ancient world to saucy seaside postcards, The Antiques Magpie explores the wonderful world of antiques and collectables. With Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum as your guide, go in search of stolen masterpieces, explore the first museums, learn the secrets of the ... read more

The Antiques Magpie: A Fascinating Compendium of Absorbing History, Stories, Facts and Anecdotes from the World of Antiques
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A captivating exploration of haunted-house stories from around Australia. It will unearth the creaking, spine-chilling moments when ghosts appear in suburbia. Karina Machado spins a web of wonder and often the interviewees' lives prove just as fascinating as the spooky experiences they're sharing. She... read more

Where Spirits Dwell
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In the vineyards, wine caves, and cellars of France as war and occupation came to the country winemakers acted heroically not only to save the best wines but to defend their way of life.

Wine and War : The French, the Nazis and France's Greatest Treasure
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Six Gentlemen, One Goal: the Destruction of Hitler's War Machine
In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine, ... read more

Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat
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