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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

In "The Old Ways" Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove - ...

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The Gentry: Stories of the English

We may well be ‘a nation of shopkeepers’, but for generations England was a country dominated by its middling families, ...

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Ministry of Pandemonium

When Ben Harvester meets the mysterious Mr October in Highgate Cemetery, nothing could have prepared him for the strange and ...

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Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America

A walker, a reader and a gazer, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is also a skilled talker whose impromptu kerbside exchanges with Harlem's ...

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The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism

There have in recent years been a number of books that have taken issue with religion and argued against it. ...

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Catherine the Great

The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of ...

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