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  • A people’s church

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    A people’s church

    Weaving social, political and religious history together with church music and architecture, ‘A People’s Church’ is a clear-eyed look at Anglican history through the ages.

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  • A savage moon

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    A savage moon

    Byzantium, 718AD. The great siege is over. Crippled warrior, Erlan Aurvandil, is weary of war. But he must rally his strength to lead a band of misfit adventurers back to the North, to reclaim the stolen kingdom of his lover, Lilla Sviggarsdottir. For this, they need an army. To raise an army, they need gold. Together they plot a daring heist to steal the Emperor’s tribute to his ally. Barely escaping with their lives, they voyage north, ready for the fight. But when fate strands them in a foreign land already riven by war, Erlan and Lilla are drawn inexorably into the web of a dark and gruesome cult. As blades fall and shadows close in, only one thing for them is certain: a savage moon is rising. And it demands an ocean of blood.

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  • A Year in the Life of Ancient Egypt

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    A Year in the Life of Ancient Egypt

    Spend a year in the company of the ancient Egyptians, during the twenty-sixth and final year of the reign of Amenhotep II (c.1400 BC), which saw a royal transition will take place bringing Thutmose IV to the throne of Upper and Lower Egypt.

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  • Adriatic

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    Adriatic

    New paperback edition – Adriatic recounts the shared history of the countries around the sea, from Italy to Croatia and beyond, from the Romans to the present.

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  • All that she carried

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    All that she carried

    A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft a deeply layered and insightful testament to people who are left out of the archives

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  • Black angels

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    Black angels

    This title tells the true story of 300 black nurses who helped prevent a public health crisis in New York. In 1929, when white nurses staged a walk out at Staten Island’s 2000-bed TB sanatorium, health officials made the decision to sanction a national call for ‘coloured nurses’. Lured by the promise of good pay, education, housing, and the opportunity to work in a hospital free of quotas and segregated wards, ‘Black Angels’ from all over the country boarded trains and buses to enter wards. This book tells a ‘triumphant story’, bringing together medicine, politics, racial strife, women’s rights, and cutting-edge science.

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  • Bluestockings

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    Bluestockings

    Susannah Gibson charts the struggles and immense achievements of a group of trailblazing women who risked their reputations to become public intellectuals. Burdened with ailing children and unsympathetic husbands, enduring the sneers of contemporaries who thought books frazzled women’s brains and damaged their wombs, they read, wrote and published their work. Copies of Hannah More’s poems were requested by King George III, Elizabeth Montagu’s rebuttal to Voltaire’s critique of Shakespeare thoroughly rattled the great Frenchman, and Catherine Macaulay’s histories were so acclaimed in America that on her visit there she was hosted by George Washington. Earning money, fame, and with these, power, the Bluestockings laid essential foundations for future feminists to build upon. This book tells the forgotten stories of these heroines of Britain’s very first women’s movement.

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  • Byzantium

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    Byzantium

    From the fourth to the fifteenth century AD the Byzantine Empire flourished as a powerful economic, cultural, and military force, whose influence stretched from Spain to Egypt. Peter Sarris explores the fusion of Greek and Roman civilization at the heart of the Byzantine Empire, and charts its struggle for survival against external challenges.

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  • Churchill’s D-Day

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    Churchill’s D-Day

    2024 marks both the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy , and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Churchill himself. This book brings together General Lord Dannatt, one of Britain’s most respected contemporary military leaders, and former head of the British Army, with Allen Packwood, one of the world’s foremost Churchill experts, the archivist responsible for the holdings at the landmark Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge. Together they take us through the decision-making for the planning and execution of D-Day. Reproducing key documents and letters from the Churchill Papers and other collections, this book plunges us back in time and lets us witness events unfolding. It tells the inside story of the conception, planning and execution of the D-Day landings in a unique but authoritative way.

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  • City of echoes

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    City of echoes

    In Rome the echoes of the past resound clearly in its palaces and monuments, and in the remains of the ancient imperial city. But another presence has dominated Rome for 2000 years – the pope, whose actions and influence echo down the ages. In this epic tale, historian Jessica Wärnberg tells the story of Rome through the lens of its popes, illuminating how these remarkable (and unremarkable) men have transformed lives and played a crucial role in deciding the fate of the city.

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  • Courting India

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    Courting India

    When Thomas Roe arrived in India in 1616 as James I’s first ambassador to the Mughal Empire, the English barely had a toehold in the subcontinent. Their understanding of South Asian trade and India was sketchy at best, and, to the Mughals, they were minor players on a very large stage. Roe was representing a kingdom that was beset by financial woes and deeply conflicted about its identity as a unified ‘Great Britain’ under the Stuart monarchy. Meanwhile, the court he entered in India was wealthy and cultured, its dominion widely considered to be one of the greatest and richest empires of the world. In Nandini Das’s fascinating history of Roe’s four years in India, she offers an insider’s view of a Britain in the making, a country whose imperial seeds were just being sown.

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  • Crusader Criminals

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    Crusader Criminals

    A vivid new history of the criminal underworld in the medieval Holy Land

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  • D-Day

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    D-Day

    On 6th June 1944, the Allied invasion began. For hours, wave after wave of soldiers, sailors, and airmen crossed the channel and stormed the Normandy coast, fighting to gain a foothold in Nazi-occupied Northwest Europe. It was the largest combined air and seaborne invasion ever, involving over 150,000 Allied troops on the ground, and its eventual success became a critical turning point in the war, spelling the beginning of the end for the Third Reich. As the events of that day fade from living memory, it’s more important than ever to understand what it felt like to be there and to live through it, on both sides. In this definitive work, Garrett M. Graff compiles hundreds of US, Canadian, UK, French and German voices to tell the full story of exactly how that historic day unfolded, in visceral detail.

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  • Deep water

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    Deep water

    The ocean has shaped and sustained life on Earth for billions of years. Its waters contain our past, from the deep history of evolutionary time to exploration and colonialism; our present, as a place of solace and pleasure, and as the highway that underpins the global economy; and – as waters heat and sea levels rise ever higher – our future. ‘Deep Water’ is both a hymn to the beauty, mystery and wonder of the ocean, and a reckoning with our complex relationship to the natural world. It is a book shaped by tidal movements and deep currents, and lit by the presence of other minds and other ways of being. Weaving together science, history and personal reflection, it explores the way the ocean connects every living being on Earth, the origins of the environmental catastrophe that is overtaking us, and the question of what lies ahead.

    £22.00
  • Divine might

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    Divine might

    The scintillating follow-up to Pandora’s Jar from bestselling author Natalie Haynes.

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  • Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England

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    Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England

    Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, lived from 1775 to 1817. Her fiction focuses on the gentry and aristocracy, and her heroines are young women looking for love. Yet the comfortable, tranquil country that she brilliantly devised is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually lived. Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray fascinating aspects of the daily lives of ordinary people, from forced marriages and the sale of wives in marketplaces to boys and girls working down mines or as chimney sweeps.

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