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  1. Book cover for The Russian Job
    The Russian Job

    Douglas Smith

    Hardback
  2. Book cover for Eight Days at Yalta
    Eight Days at Yalta

    Diana Preston

    Hardback
  3. Book cover for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
    The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

    David I. Kertzer

    Paperback
  4. Book cover for Kremlin Winter
    Kremlin Winter

    Robert Service

    Hardback
  5. Book cover for Dominion
    Dominion

    Peter Ackroyd

    Paperback
  6. Book cover for The Skripal Files
    The Skripal Files

    Mark Urban

    Paperback
  7. Book cover for Permanent Record
    Permanent Record

    Edward Snowden

    Hardback
  8. Book cover for The Prince
    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

    Hardback
  9. Book cover for Kafka's Last Trial
    Kafka's Last Trial

    Benjamin Balint

    Paperback
  10. Book cover for Handel in London
    Handel in London

    Jane Glover

    Paperback
  11. Book cover for Her Father's Daughter
    Her Father's Daughter

    Beezy Marsh

    Paperback
  12. Book cover for The Morning Gift
    The Morning Gift

    Eva Ibbotson

    Paperback
  13. Book cover for The Secret Countess
    The Secret Countess

    Eva Ibbotson

    Paperback
  14. Book cover for A Song for Summer
    A Song for Summer

    Eva Ibbotson

    Paperback
  15. Book cover for The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson’s Guide to Life
    The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson’s Guide to Life

    Henry Hitchings

    Paperback
  16. Book cover for A Daughter's Choice
    A Daughter's Choice

    Margaret Ford

    Paperback
  17. Book cover for Mrs Gaskell and Me
    Mrs Gaskell and Me

    Nell Stevens

    Paperback
  18. Book cover for 1939
    1939

    Frederick Taylor

    Hardback
  19. Book cover for How to Survive
    How to Survive

    John Hudson

    Hardback
  20. Book cover for The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram
    The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

    David M. Guss

    Paperback
  21. Book cover for The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective
    The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

    Susannah Stapleton

    Hardback
  22. Book cover for Carrying the Fire
    Carrying the Fire

    Michael Collins

    Paperback
  23. Book cover for The Song of Simon de Montfort
    The Song of Simon de Montfort

    Sophie Thérèse Ambler

    Hardback
  24. Book cover for My Country, My Life
    My Country, My Life

    Ehud Barak

    Paperback
  25. Book cover for A Higher Loyalty
    A Higher Loyalty

    James Comey

    Paperback
  26. Book cover for Milk of Paradise
    Milk of Paradise

    Lucy Inglis

    Paperback
  27. Book cover for A World on Edge
    A World on Edge

    Daniel Schönpflug

    Paperback
  28. Book cover for The Bells of Old Tokyo
    The Bells of Old Tokyo

    Anna Sherman

    Hardback
  29. Book cover for Brothers in Arms
    Brothers in Arms

    Geraint Jones

    Hardback
  30. Book cover for No Way Out
    No Way Out

    Adam Jowett

    Paperback
  31. Book cover for King of Spies
    King of Spies

    Blaine Harden

    Paperback
  32. Book cover for The Moment of Lift
    The Moment of Lift

    Melinda Gates

    Hardback
  33. Book cover for A Prison Diary Volume II
    A Prison Diary Volume II

    Jeffrey Archer

    Paperback
  34. Book cover for A Prison Diary Volume III
    A Prison Diary Volume III

    Jeffrey Archer

    Paperback
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    A Prison Diary Volume I

    Jeffrey Archer

    Paperback
  36. Book cover for Daughters of Chivalry
    Daughters of Chivalry

    Kelcey Wilson-Lee

    Hardback
  37. Book cover for King Leopold's Ghost
    King Leopold's Ghost

    Adam Hochschild

    Paperback
  38. Book cover for Operation Chaos
    Operation Chaos

    Matthew Sweet

    Paperback
  39. Book cover for Daily Rituals
    Daily Rituals

    Mason Currey

    Hardback
  40. Book cover for Lotharingia
    Lotharingia

    Simon Winder

    Hardback
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