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Catherine the Great

The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of ...

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What Are Universities For?

Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented ...

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Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don't Understand

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals ...

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The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild

Part musical odyssey, part dazzling love story The Baroness traces Nica's extraordinary, thrilling journey - from England's stately homes to ...

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My Policeman

From the moment Marion first lays eyes on Tom - her best friend's big brother, broad, blond, blue-eyed - she ...

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The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began

Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript ...

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