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  1. The Verneys (Jonathan Cape)

    Madness, piracy, murder and adultery – The Verneys tells the story of a unique English family in the seventeenth century. Based on the near-miraculous survival of tens of thousands of Verney family letters in an attic, Adrian Tinniswood...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  2. Istanbul: Memories of a City (Faber & Faber)

    Mingling personal memoir with cultural history, Orhan Pamuk explores his own ideas about Istanbul in an evocation of the city that has been his home for fifty years. With a unique sense of history and gift for narrative, Pamuk revisits the...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  3. Stuart: A Life Backwards (Fourth Estate)

    Stuart Shorter’s brief life was one of turmoil and chaos. Stuart was homeless, with many of the problems this sub-section of British society display: alcoholism, drug-addiction, crime, violence. Alexander Masters

    Digital - 20.05.16

  4. Nelson: Love and Fame (Yale University Press)

    ... inspired love and affection in those he led. First-time author Edgar Vincent builds on the latest research and brings a sharp and ...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  5. Snow Geese (Picador)

    The Snow Geese  is William Fiennes’s first book; a blend of autobiography, reportage and natural science that follows the remarkable journey of migrating Snow Geese. Fiennes follows the snow geese on their long journey home to the Canadian...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  6. The Third Reich: A New History (MacMillan)

    This single volume work is a radical re-examination of the Third Reich, which sets the rise of Nazi Germany and its abandonment of liberal democracy within a European context and recreates the complexities of life under a totalitarian...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  7. John Maynard Keynes: Fighting For Britain (Macmillan)

    The third and final instalment on the life of Britain’s greatest economist by Robert Skidelsky draws parallels on the subject’s own ill health with the interwar economy, his pivotal contribution to the war effort finances and post war economic...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  8. Playing Moldovans at Tennis (Ebury)

    ... Road and sing the Moldovan national anthem. So begins the author’s hilarious travel adventure from England to Moldova to Tansnistria, ...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  9. Pilate: The Biography of an Invented Man

    Although very little is known for certain about Pontius Pilate, the man who crucified Christ, this has not stopped writers in every age from imagining his life. Here, Ann Wroe recounts the lives of all our Pilates; among them the medieval tyrant...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  10. Joseph Anton (Jonathan Cape)

    A compelling and frank account of one of the most extraordinary stories in recent literary history - Salman Rushdie and the fatwa. Salman Rushdie

    Digital - 18.05.16