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Visions of England

What does it mean to be English? For centuries, Englishness was synonymous with Britishness, informed first by the political dominance ...

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The Spirit of the Game: How Sport Made the Modern World

The spirit of the game was first nurtured on the playing fields of the English public school, and in the ...

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The Truth

Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to ...

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Waiting for Sunrise

Vienna, 1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city ...

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

Annawadi is a slum at the edge of Mumbai Airport, in the shadow of shining new luxury hotels. Its residents ...

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Harvest

As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat. A trio ...

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