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You Can't Say That

A frank memoir from one of Britain's most colourful and idiosyncratic politicians.

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Calories and Corsets: A History of Dieting Over 2,000 Years

Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to shed a few pounds or lose ...

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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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Nightwoods

In the lonesome beauty of the forest, across the far shore of the mountain lake from town, Luce acts as ...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and its Causes

Is humanity less violent than it used to be? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from ...

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove

On Strong Beach, an awkward teen with a terrible haircut has a reversal of fortune when he finds artefacts from ...

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