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Lake Eyre occupies a vast mythological and real landscape - its basin makes up one sixth of the Australian continent and it is the 'inland sea' so many early exploreres died trying to disover. But for most of the time the lake is empty, a vast salty desert plain. Only once in a generation when the gre... read more

Lake Eyre: A Journey to the Heart of the Continent(Prize winner Indie s/l 2013)
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It was arguably the greatest fighting force in the entirety of the Great War. They were the very best: hardened, fearless, decorated, cocky fighting men, all veterans of Gallipoli and the Western Front.... read more

Secret Army: An Elite Force, a Secret Mission, a Fleet of Model-T Fords, a Far Flung Corner of WWI
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZESelected as a Book of the Year 2017 by the Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sundayand Observer 'A glittering gemstone of a book' The TimesThe Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all of us. And in our own ... read more

Belonging : The Story of the Jews, 1492 - 1900
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It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to build an atomic bomb. They have the physicists, but they don't have enough 'heavy water' - essential for their nuclear designs. For two years, the Nazis have occupied Norway, and with it t... read more

The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb
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Six Gentlemen, One Goal: the Destruction of Hitler's War MachineIn the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine, through... read more

Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat
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Former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol sets out on a personal journey to discover what happened to 617 Squadron after the flood. The role RAF 617 Squadron in the destruction of the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr has been celebrated in book, magazine and film for more t... read more

After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next
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Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Award '[A] rollicking Boys' Own adventure' - Spectator 'This heart-stopping personal account of historic Arabia today.' - Compass Magazine Following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and Wilf... read more

Arabia - A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East PB
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In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed... read more

Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
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Does history provide us with cautionary tales or does it highlight the contested nature of our understanding of the past? Colonisation, nationalism, racism. Fighting on foreign shores, violence on our own country. ... read more

The Knowledge Solution: History - What Place Does History Have in a Post-Truth World?
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The town that is Alice was a telegraph station when Doris Bradshaw Blackwell moved there as a young girl in 1899. Her father, Thomas Bradshaw was the officer in charge of the Alice Springs Telegraph Station from 1899 to 1908. Doris has recaptured the atmosphere of those early days- only thirty years a... read more

Alice on the Line: The Overland Telegraph, One Family's Story
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Awards:Shortlisted for Costa Biography Award 2015.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2015LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK'A passionate memoir.?Neil MacGregor'A superb portrait of twentieth century Germany seen through the prism of a house which was lived in, and lost, by five different ... read more

The House by the Lake
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For fans of Transcription by Kate Atkinson and books by Ben Macintyre, this is the astonishing full story of the MI5 agent at the heart of Operation Fifth Column, the covert wartime operation to flush out Nazi sympathisers on B... read more

Agent Jack - The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter
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