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Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure

Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the ...

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The Love-charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War

When the first bombs fell on London in August 1940, the city was transformed overnight into a battlefront. For most ...

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The Stranger's Child

In the late summer of 1913 the aristocratic young poet Cecil Valance comes to stay at ‘Two Acres’, the home ...

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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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Capital

Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last ...

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Mr Churchill's Profession: Statesman, Orator, Writer

In 1953, Winston Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature. In fact, Churchill was a professional writer before he was ...

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