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Margaret George’s favourite stories of the Roman Empire.

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    Occupational Hazards

    Rory Stewart

  2. Book cover for The Fall of the Roman Empire
    The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Peter Heather

  3. Book cover for The Shackled Continent
    The Shackled Continent

    Robert Guest

  4. Book cover for Strangers

    Graham Robb

  5. Book cover for Lady Gregory's Toothbrush
    Lady Gregory's Toothbrush

    Colm Toibin

  6. Book cover for The Travels of Ibn Battutah
    The Travels of Ibn Battutah

    Ibn Battutah

  7. Book cover for The Third Reich
    The Third Reich

    Michael Burleigh

  8. Book cover for The Isles
    The Isles

    Norman Davies

  9. Book cover for Balzac

    Graham Robb

  10. Book cover for Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo

    Graham Robb

  11. Book cover for Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth
    Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth

    Gitta Sereny

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