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She Left Me the Gun

When Emma Brockes was ten years old, her mother said 'One day I will tell you the story of my ...

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The Marlowe Papers

On May 30th, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was ...

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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 Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain

The remains of General Franco lie in an immense mausoleum near Madrid, built with the blood and sweat of 20,000 ...

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The Streets

In 1882, David Wildeblood, a 21-year-old from rural Norfolk, arrives in London to start work at the offices of a ...

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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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