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Sorry! The English and Their Manners

Most of us know a bit about what passes for good manners - holding doors open, sending thank-you notes, no ...

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The New Few: Or a Very British Oligarchy

This was supposed to be the era when democracy came into its own, but instead power and wealth in Britain ...

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Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832

For our inconclusive times, there is an attractive resonance with 1832, with its 'rotten boroughs' of Old Sarum and the ...

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The New Few: Or a Very British Oligarchy

This was supposed to be the era when democracy came into its own, but instead power and wealth in Britain ...

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The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation

The story of the Devonshires is the story of Britain. William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries ...

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Philida

This is what it means to be a slave: that everything is decided for you from out there. You just ...

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