The Battle of Culloden has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between Scottish forces supporting the Stuart claim to the throne and the English Royal Army. But this wasn'... read more

Culloden: Scotland's Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire
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Find out all about Ancient Egypt in this beautifully illustrated and innovative Lift The Flap book. Learn what Ancient Egyptians wore, what's inside a pyramid, how a mummy is made and much much more by lifting the flaps and discovering the secrets hiding underneath!

Egyptomania

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“Majestic...Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize...Enthralling, masterful, and passionate.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A monumental tribute to a titanic figure.”—Publishers Wee... read more

Leonardo da Vinci (HB)

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Some of the most extraordinary stories of courage and endurance in the Second World War concern the freedom trails, the dangerous escape routes out of Nazi Occupied Europe. Over 5,000 British, Commonwealth and American servicemen made the journey over the Pyrenees... read more

Escaping Hitler: The Freedom Trails

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A radical new interpretation of the meaning and purposes of one of the world's most iconic buildings.
For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has been revered as the symbol of Western culture and its highest ideals. It was understood to honour the... read more

The Parthenon Enigma: A Journey Into Legend

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In CHAUCER'S PEOPLE, Liza Picard guides us through the tumultuous world of the late fourteenth century in an ingenious, informative and entertaining way. Through the assorted cast of pilgrims Chaucer selected for THE CANTERBURY TALES, Picard brings medieval social history to life ... read more

Chaucer's People

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The Imperial Wife

Shimon Peres, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, caps his legacy with this final book, completed shortly before his death - a majestic, intimate, and personal exploration... read more

No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel

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At its zenith it extended northward from the Inca capital Cuzco along the spine of the Andes to embrace most of modern Peru and Ecuador, and southward into Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. The sheer scale of the empire, coupled with the challenges of the rugged la... read more

The Incas: Lords of the Four Quarters

During the course of the seventeenth century nearly 400,000 people left Britain for the Americas, most of them from England. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. There was little hope of returning to see th... read more

Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World

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The hitherto untold story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, fired his pistol in the air, and p... read more

The Trial of Adolf Hitler

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM CHRISTOPHER NOLAN The epic history of Dunkirk, May 1940: when over 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne e... read more

Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture (Film Ed)