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Essential books illuminating key periods of history, from the Romans to the Tudors to World War 1. Delve into the history of England with Peter Ackroyd, explore Britain’s forgotten multicultural past with David Olusoga, or uncover the violent rise of early Christianity with Catherine Nixey.

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    Until Proven Safe

    Geoff Manaugh

    Nicola Twilley

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    The Running Book

    John Connell

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    The Utopians

    Anna Neima

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    Day of the Assassins

    Michael Burleigh

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    Going with the Boys

    Judith Mackrell

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    Revolt

    Nadav Eyal

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    Machiavelli

    Alexander Lee

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    The Book Collectors of Daraya

    Delphine Minoui

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    The Quiet Americans

    Scott Anderson

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    A Place For Everything

    Judith Flanders

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    How to Be a Refugee

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    Thebes

    Paul Cartledge

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    The Happiest Man on Earth

    Eddie Jaku

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    Daily Rituals Women at Work

    Mason Currey

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    A World Beneath the Sands

    Toby Wilkinson

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    Pandora's Jar

    Natalie Haynes

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    The Korean War

    Max Hastings

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    The Running Book

    John Connell

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    Shakespearean

    Robert McCrum

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    Dutch Light

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

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    The Song of Simon de Montfort

    Sophie Thérèse Ambler

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    Kremlin Winter

    Robert Service

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    The Pull of the Stars

    Emma Donoghue

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    Palace of Palms

    Kate Teltscher

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    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

    Mary Seacole

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    Eight Days at Yalta

    Diana Preston

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    Brothers in Arms

    Geraint Jones

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    The Bells of Old Tokyo

    Anna Sherman

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    The Russian Job

    Douglas Smith

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    Mistresses

    Linda Porter

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    Mistresses

    Linda Porter

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    1939

    Frederick Taylor

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    The Age of Light

    Whitney Scharer

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    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

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    The Map of Knowledge

    Violet Moller

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    Daughters of Chivalry

    Kelcey Wilson-Lee

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    Lotharingia

    Simon Winder

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    The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

    Susannah Stapleton

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    The Book of Tea

    Okakura Kakuzo

    Sayuri Romei

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    Nature's Mutiny

    Philipp Blom

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