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  • 84 Charing Cross Road

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    84 Charing Cross Road

    Told in a series of letters in ’84 Charing Cross Road’ and then in diary form in the second part ‘The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street’, this true story has touched the hearts of thousands.

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  • A very private school

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    A very private school

    In this poignant memoir, Charles Spencer recounts the trauma of being sent away from home at age eight to attend a boarding school.

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  • Bad girls of ancient Greece

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    Bad girls of ancient Greece

    You’ve heard all about the ‘brilliant men’ of ancient myth, but what about the scheming and scandalous women who were so often lost in their shadow?

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  • Bibliographic Austen

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    Bibliographic Austen

    The ‘Biographic’ series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world’s greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots. The result is a quickfire journey through truths and trivia that is the most entertaining way to follow in the footsteps of the men and women whose lives have most influenced our own.

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  • Cleopatra’s daughter

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    Cleopatra’s daughter

    In 1895, archaeologists excavating a villa at Boscoreale, outside Pompeii, uncovered a spectacular hoard of high-quality Roman silverware. In the centre of one especially fine gilded dish was a bust of a female figure with thick curly hair, deep-set eyes, a slightly hooked nose and a strong jaw, sporting an elephant’s scalp headdress. Modern scholars believe it likely that she represents Cleopatra Selene, one of three children born to Cleopatra VII of Egypt and the Roman triumvir Mark Antony. Using the Boscoreale discovery as her starting-point, Jane Draycott recreates the life and times of a remarkable woman – the sole member of the Ptolemaic dynasty to survive following her parents’ defeat at the Battle of Actium. Unlike her siblings, who were either executed as threat to Rome’s new ruler, Augustus, or simply forgotten, Cleopatra Selene not only survived but prospered.

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  • Dearest Mother

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    Dearest Mother

    John Stanhope Baines, a Winchester classical scholar and young Royal Engineers officer, was on active service in France and Salonika during the First World War. Throughout this time he wrote to his ‘Dearest Mother’, who had studied classics at Cambridge before being widowed when John was three, and to Honor, his younger sister.

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  • Great minds on small things

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    Great minds on small things

    How to Be Perfect meets The Daily Stoic in this witty, entertaining, highly giftable compendium of quotidian wisdom

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  • In search of Sheba

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    In search of Sheba

    In 1959, Barbara Toy set out to drive from Libya to Ethiopia. Alone, she crossed the Sahara Desert and the equatorial forests of the Congo before ascending the highlands of Haile Selassie’s empire. Her Ethiopian travels took her from modern Addis Ababa to the ancient ruins of Aksum, through bandit-ridden countryside to the summit of Mount Wehni – where male heirs to the emperor were traditionally imprisoned for life – on a quest to explore the legend of the Queen of Sheba. Full of good humour and grit, ‘In Search of Sheba’ chronicles a remarkable feat of endurance and adventure.

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  • Toy fights

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    Toy fights

    Don Paterson was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1963 and spent his boyhood living on a working-class council housing estate. ‘Toy Fights’ is the remarkable story of his first 20 years. This is not just a book about music and family, but also about ‘schizophrenia, hell, money, narcissists, debt and the working class, anger, swearing, drugs, books, football, love, origami, the peculiar insanity of Dundee, sugar, religious mania, the sexual excesses of the Scottish club band scene and, more generally, the lengths we go to not to be bored.

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  • Wavewalker

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    Wavewalker

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    A TIMES BEST MEMOIR OF 2023

    ‘Grippingly vivid and pacey’ THE TIMES

    ‘A seven-year old girl on a seventy-foot yacht, for ten years, over fifty thousand miles of sailing’ SIMON WINCHESTER

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