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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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Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of the Modern World, 1945-65

The collapse of Western colonial empires after the Second World War led to any number of vicious struggles for power ...

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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56

Once the Nazis were defeated in 1945, the people of Central and Eastern Europe expected to recover the lives they ...

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Adventures in the Orgasmatron: Wilhelm Reich and the Invention of Sex

In the middle of the 20th century, the United States became an adoptive home for dozens of expatriated European thinkers, ...

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Harvest

As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat. A trio ...

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The Daughters of Mars

In 1915, two spirited Australian sisters join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father's dairy farm ...

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