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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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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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Silver: Return to Treasure Island

July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and ...

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The Map and the Territory (La carte et le territoire)

Having made his name with an exhibition of photographs of Michelin roadmaps – beautiful works that won praise from every ...

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Honour

Esma tells the story of her family stretching back three generations; back to her grandmother and the births of her ...

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The Castrato and His Wife

The story of the unusual marriage between Italian opera singer and castrato Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci and his Irish wife ...

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