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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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The Death of King Arthur

The Alliterative Morte Arthure - the title given to a four-thousand line poem written sometime around 1400 - was part ...

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Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

In this funny and frank memoir, Alexandra Fuller describes her unusual childhood in Rhodesia… Her parents were a glamorous and ...

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Scenes from Early Life

One family’s life, and a nation – Bangladesh – are uniquely created through conversation, sacrifice, songs, bonds, blood, bravery and ...

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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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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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