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Lady Sue Ryder of Warsaw
ISBN: 9780856835209 - Paperback9780856835209 - Paperback£19.95 Add to basket
Sue Ryder made a huge and positive difference to the lives of thousands, despite – or perhaps because of - having a character which could, at times, be as obsessive and downright difficult as it could be creative and inspiring. Brought up to help others, she committed her life to doing so.
Long Way from Adi Ghehad
Journey of an Asylum Seeker: Dr Teame Mebrahtu
ISBN: 9780856835186 - Hardback£19.95 Add to basket
With immigration and asylum seekers high on the agenda of governments throughout Europe, the life story of Dr Teame Mebrahtu is a timely reminder of a positive side of what has become a contentious and potentially divisive issue. It is a truly remarkable and inspiring story.
The Spirit of Self-Help
A Life of Samuel Smiles
Chosen for Spring 2017 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856835124 - Hardback£19.95 Add to basket
This is the very human story of the Victorian writer who, in an era of startling change, gave the beleaguered individual a new perspective on his destiny by launching the self-help phenomenon.
A Wild and Barefoot Romanov
ISBN: 9780856835179 - Hardback9780856835179 - Hardback£20.00 Add to basket
The fascinating story of the Romanov princess whose family fled the Russian revolution and lived in exile, firstly in homes provided by the British Royal family. This is very much a human interest story, told with humour by a down to earth woman.
Folly and Malice
The Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One
ISBN: 9780856835131 - Hardback£27.95 Add to basket
"... a seminal work which forces readers to reflect further on issues they had thought settled ... a powerfully argued work whose conclusions will be carefully studied by historians for many years." Vernon Bogdanor, International Affairs
ISBN: 9780911312850 - Hardback£15.95 Add to basket
"Professor Barker has done a truly distinguished job. Not only is the scholarship outstanding, but Henry George has been brought to life." Robert Clancy, Director of the Henry George School of Social Science
Henry George and Europe
The Far-reaching Impact and Effect of the Ideas of the American Social Philosopher
ISBN: 9780911312911 - Paperback£10.95 Add to basket
Michael Silagi's investigation proves that Henry George's impact on European social thinking is dominantly ideological, influencing so many Europeans as spur and inspiration.
Saviour of the Nation
An epic poem of Winston Churchill’s finest hour
Chosen for Summer 2015-16 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION
ISBN: 9780856835063 - Paperback£10.00 Add to basket
Winston Churchill led the British people from the brink of utter disaster to the expectation of victory in the Second World War. This engaging poem depicts him as a hero, in traditional epic poetry style, echoing the works of Homer and Virgil.
Pamela Hansford Johnson
Her Life, Works and Times
Finalist in 2014-15 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832987 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
"Pamela Hansford Johnson is a writer whose memory fully deserves to be kept alive, and she is well served by Wendy Pollard’s admirable, sympathetic biography, which does justice both to her life and to her work." Jonathan Coe, award-winning novelist and biographer
Who’s Who in Victorian Britain
ISBN: 9780856831386 - Paperback£17.95 Add to basket
'Eminently readable.' The Good Book Guide
Who’s Who in Late Hanoverian Britain (1789 – 1837)
ISBN: 9780856831379 - Paperback£17.95 Add to basket
'This series brings history to life and its completion is welcomed.' CONTEMPORARY REVIEW
Who’s Who in Early Hanoverian Britain (1714 – 1789)
ISBN: 9780856831317 - Paperback£17.95 Add to basket
'Highly recommended for all history lovers, students - and indeed historical novelists.' SARAH BROADHURST, THE BOOKSELLER
Who’s Who in Stuart Britain
ISBN: 9780856831102 - Paperback£17.95 Add to basket
This is part of an eight-volume series providing short biographies of men and women from Roman to Victorian times. This volume focuses on Stuart Britain.
Standing for Justice
A Biography of Andrew MacLaren MP
ISBN: 9780856831942 - Hardback£12.95 Add to basket
Redistributing ever-growing levels of taxation has always been the major weapon for alleviating poverty but what is the cause of poverty? Andrew MacLaren MP, inspired by Henry George, saw clearly the underlying reasons. His views, and the solution to this grave social problem, which were endorsed by no less than five Prime Ministers, make fascinating reading.
Through the Eyes of the 'Duchess' of Auriga
ISBN: 9780856832390 - Hardback£17.50 Add to basket
A tribute to the people of the Isles of Scilly. Past and Present, may your Scillonian stories be told. While to those who have made the long journey and discovered the secret that is Scilly, let's just keep it just that, a secret!
Stranger on the Shore
Chosen for September 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832642 - Paperback£12.95 Add to basket
Tracing the life of the author's father, this passionate, vivid memoir follows him through his childhood in the west of England, his successful 25-year career in the Indian Army prior to the country's independence in 1947, and his final years in Devonshire, where he raised a family while the symptoms of Huntington's disease gradually set in.
Little Mother of Russia
A Biography of Empress Marie Feodorovna
ISBN: 9780856832291 - Paperback£19.95 Add to basket
Empress Marie (1847-1928) lived one of the most dramatic lives of any princess who sat on the Russian throne. Born Princess Dagmar of Denmark she was betrothed to Tsarevitch Nicholas of Russia, a love match on both sides, but he died months before the wedding. Out of duty she married his brother who came to the throne as Tsar Alexander III in 1881 on the assassination of his father Alxander II. Her son was Nicholas II, the last Tsar.
No End to Snowdrops
A Biography of Kathleen Raine
Chosen for October 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832680 - Hardback£20.00 Add to basket
Philippa Bernard follows Kathleen Raine's struggle against the constrictions of her suburban childhood to her exciting days at Girton College in the twenties, where she became friends with many brilliant writers, artists and scientists.
Britain’s Prime Ministers
From Walpole to Blair
ISBN: 9780856832345 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
This book offers brief portraits of each occupant of the highest political office in Britain.
The Greatest Briton
Essays on Winston Churchill's Life and Political Philosophy
ISBN: 9780856832659 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
Despite his record as 'the man who won the war', Winston Churchill is often accused of being a war criminal. This book sets out to correct the historical record in a stimulating collection of essays.
This Life of Grace
Finalist in 2011-12 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832833 - Paperback£7.95 Add to basket
'This Life of Grace is written with such warmth and deep affection and understanding, bringing the characters vividly to life. Grace was a person of dignity and humility, an unusual combination, to which I felt a sense of eloquence, wit and humour should be added. She was very much a Grace.' Peter Smith of Crane Books
ISBN: 9780856831454 - Hardback£17.95 Add to basket
What is it that makes England English? What are the quintessentially English qualities? This is what Linda Proud has sought to reveal and Valerie Petts to illustrate.
Tito's Great Confidence Trick
Finalist in 2011-12 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780856832826 - Hardback£25.00 Add to basket
'This minutely researched and closely argued tour-de-force of revisionist history ... forces us to rethink a critical aspect of the Second World War in Yugoslavia.' Sir Jeremy Isaacs.
John Clare: Voice of Freedom
Featured in THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE, Winter 2010
ISBN: 9780856832703 - Paperback£9.95 Add to basket
This exploration of John Clare's life highlights the socio-economic and environmental aspects of his observations and includes his reports on an insidious revolution taking place in the English countryside.
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