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As Good as God, as Clever as the Devil: The Impossible Life of Mary Benson

Through her marriage to Edward White Benson, whose career would take him from success as a young head schoolmaster to ...

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Margaret Thatcher, The Authorised Biography Volume One: Not for Turning

The first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century ...

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My Old Man: A Personal History of Music Hall

Music hall was one of the glories of Victorian England. Sentimental, vulgar, but patriotic and champion of the underdog, it ...

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Chinaman

Retired sportswriter WG Karunasena is dying. He will spend his final months drinking arrack, making his wife unhappy, ignoring his ...

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The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild

Part musical odyssey, part dazzling love story The Baroness traces Nica's extraordinary, thrilling journey - from England's stately homes to ...

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New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and their Families

In his essay on the Notebooks of Tennessee Williams, Colm Tóibín reveals an artist 'alone and deeply fearful and unusually ...

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