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Browse Month: September 2017

The Zookeeper’s Wife: An unforgettable true story, now a major film


In war-torn Warsaw, a zookeeper and his wife refuse to surrender…

Now a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl, Diane Ackerman’s The Zookeeper’s Wife is based on a remarkable true story of bravery and sanctuary during World War II. Perfect for fans of Lion and Hidden Figures.

‘I can’t imagine a better story or storyteller. The Zookeeper’s Wife will touch every nerve you have’ -Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated

When Germany invades Poland,…

Edexcel AS/A Level History, Paper 1&2: Communist states in the 20th century…



Exam Board: Edexcel Level: A level Subject: History First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 This book: * covers the essential content in the new specifications in a rigorous and engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material * helps develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities * provides assessment support for both AS and A level…

Edexcel AS/A Level History, Paper 1&2: Revolutions in early modern and mode…



Exam Board: Edexcel Level: A level Subject: History First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 This book: * covers the essential content in the new specifications in a rigorous and engaging way, using detailed narrative, sources, timelines, key words, helpful activities and extension material * helps develop conceptual understanding of areas such as evidence, interpretations, causation and change, through targeted activities * provides assessment support for both AS and A level…

The Duchess: The Untold Story – the explosive biography, as seen in the Dai…


THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘The last untold account of the biggest crisis to hit the royals since the abdication … Explosive biography by Britain’s top royal author … A gripping story of human frailty, love, loss, sadness, and tragedy’ Daily Mail

The relationship between Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is one of the most remarkable love stories of the age. It has endured against all the odds, and in the process nearly destroyed the British monarchy. It…

Leviathan: The Rise of Britain as a World Power


For viewers of BBC One’s ‘Britain and the Sea’, ‘Leviathan’ is a must-read; overturning long-held beliefs about our ancestry and weaving together the disparate strands that made the fabric of the Empire.

The 350 years between the accession of the Tudors and the beginning of the Victorian era saw one of the great transformations of any nation in history: Britain emerged from its lowly position as European underdog to become the world’s only maritime superpower. It was a period that saw…

Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert [Kindle in Motion]


A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller.

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world’s most chilling cases of serial murder—and the police force that failed to solve it.

Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art—as well as extensive evidence—points to another name, one that’s left…

The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence In History And Its…


‘The most inspiring book I’ve ever read’ Bill Gates, 2017

‘A brilliant, mind-altering book … Everyone should read this astonishing book’ Guardian

‘Will change the way you see the world’ Daily Mail

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012

Wasn’t the twentieth century the most violent in history? In his extraordinary, epic book Steven Pinker shows us that this is wrong, telling the story of humanity in a completely new and unfamiliar way. From why cities make us safer to how books…

Ten Days In a Mad-House: Illustrated



Ten Days In a Mad-House (1887) by Nellie Bly. Nellie Bly, whose given name was Elizabeth Jane Cochran, was a pio-neer of investigative journalism. She died in 1922. Of her many expose assignments for Joseph Pulitzer’s NEW YORK WORLD, her voluntary (and undercover) journey into the “lunatic asylum” on Blackwell’s (now Roosevelt) Island is perhaps the most well known. In previous chapters of the series, she has (without much difficulty) fooled various doctors and authorities into deeming her…