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Awards:Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.

Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, ... read more

SPQR A History of Ancient Rome
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1 November 2006. Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty two days later he dies, killed from the inside. The poison? Polonium; a ra... read more

A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia's Threat to the West
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'As much as anything, World War I turned on the fate of Ukraine'. The decision to go to war in 1914 had catastrophic consequences for Russia. The result was revolution, civil war and famine in 191... read more

Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia
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Writing good history is a high-wire act of balance and grace. Historians scour their own societies for vestiges of past worlds, for cracks and fissures in the pavement of the present, and for the shimmer... read more

The Art of Time Travel Historians and their Craft
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Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles. John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to under... read more

The Italians
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November 2009. An emaciated young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is led to a freezing isolation cell in a Moscow prison, handcuffed to a bed rail, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify ag... read more

Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
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When Maximilian Potter went to Burgundy to report for Vanity Fair on a crime that could have destroyed the Domaine de la Romanee Conti-the tiny, storied vineyard that produces t... read more

Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine
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 European

Awards:Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award 2004.

Truth can be stranger—and more fascinating—than fiction. Anna Funder tells extraordinary stories from the underbelly of the most perfected surveillance state of all time, the former East Germany.
Funder meets Miriam, th... read more

Stasiland
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Valtesse de la Bigne was a celebrated nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan. She was painted by Manet and inspired Emile Zola, who immortalised her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her... read more

Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret
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This is the entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyle, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Despite fierce opposition from his mother, Qu... read more

Dirty Bertie: an English King Made in France
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Awarded The Prix Du Jury Des Grands Prix De La Fondation Napoleon 2014 From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon. Napoleon Bonaparte lived on... read more

Napoleon the Great
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Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of t... read more

Spy Among Friends: Philby and the Great Betrayal
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Dr Matthew Green explores the sights and sounds of London through history. This is a fascinating and unique guide to the capital that takes the reader off the beaten track and into unexplored territory. This book all... read more

London A Travel Guide Through Time
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"Number one Evening Standarad bestseller book of the year". (Daily Telegraph). "Exceptional. A blueprint for productive, sophisticated espionage in the age of Islamist terror". (Daily ... read more

The New Spymasters - Inside Espionage from the Cold War to Global Terror
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This handy guide to the Greek and Roman Myths brings classical mythology to life. Written by a bestselling author on Ancient Greece and Rome, the book features an engaging blend of stories, facts and ... read more

Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories
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 European

Awards:Shortlisted for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2003 and Samuel Johnson Prize 2003.

This tremendously attractive, ambitious, dizzying book is in every way a worthy successor to Figes' bestselling "A People's Tragedy". The whole panorama of Russia's mighty culture is conjured up in a way that... read more

Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia
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"Stimulating, encyclopedic, and often downright funny, this is a book worth remembering." --Stephen O'Shea, Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) "A lively, full-to-bursting hi... read more

The Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, and the Creation of Europe in the Tenth Century
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'This marvellous book won the Wolfson History Prize and is a model of subtle but accessible writing about the past' Judith Rice, Guardian 'Classicist Mary Beard has had a great time rooting about that ghostly place and ... read more

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town
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A classic and vivid history of Ukraine, fully updated to cover the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and ongoing crisis in the Donbass. Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, the... read more

Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine
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Featured in New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2015 Michael Pye's The Edge of the World is an epic adventure: from the Vikings to the Enlightenment, from barbaric outpost to global centre, it tells ... read more

The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We are
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