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Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet

Both conservative and subversive, Burke’s beliefs have never been more relevant than in today’s ‘Big Society’, as MP Jesse Norman ...

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San Miguel

The schooner from Santa Barbara arrives at the tiny, desolate island on New Year's Day, 1888. As the trunks are ...

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An Honourable Man

It is 1884. In Khartoum, General Gordon stands on the roof of his fortress as the city is besieged. He ...

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Ancient Light

'Billy Gray was my best friend and I fell in love with his mother.'

Alexander Cleave, an actor who thinks his ...

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Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

In his lifetime, David Foster Wallace was lauded by critics and loved by fans. But even to those who had ...

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Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain

A social history of the last century through the eyes of those who served. From the butler, the footman, the ...

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