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The Last Queen: How Queen Elizabeth II Saved the Monarchy

Hardback, 01/10/2020, £20.00
£18.00
A biography that seeks to unravel the reality from the myths to ask the pertinent question: how long will the institution survive beyond the reign of the current Queen?

Tribes: A Search for Belonging in a Divided Society

Paperback, 18/02/2021, £9.99
£8.00
Both memoir and call-to-arms, Tribes explores both the benign and malign effects of our need to belong.

Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain

Paperback, 30/01/2003, £14.99
£13.49
Living on an estate in Clapham, Polly Toynbee started from scratch and found that if she were truly unemployed, she would not even be able to afford a new job, and that faced with starvation, it's impossible not to sink into debt. This book provides an account of her courageous intention to live and work on the minimum wage.

Better or Worse?: Has Labour Delivered?

Paperback, 07/02/2005, £16.99
£15.29
What have they really achieved? Did Iraq overshadow all? Did public services improve after all? Were the targets reached, the promises met? This book presents an analysis of the Labour Party's performance.

Exceeding My Brief

Paperback, 12/03/2019, £9.99
£8.99
This is Barbara Hosking's unheard-of account of the innermost workings of politics and the media amid the turbulence of twentieth-century Britain.

New Snobbery: Taking on modern elitism and empowering the working class

Hardback, 29/06/2021, £16.99
£15.29
But just as they seem to be important again, a new and insidious snobbery has taken root in society, which is aimed squarely at working-class voters.

Politics UK 10ed

Paperback, 29/07/2021, £32.99
£29.69

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2021

Paperback, 28/10/2021, £14.99
£13.49
Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2021 brings together cartoons from the nation's finest satirists, along with captions from Britain's leading cartoon expert, to tell the story of another tumultuous twelve months.

Essentials of UK Politics and Government 5ed

Paperback, 08/07/2021, £25.99
£23.39
This is the go-to textbook on UK Politics and Government for all A-level Politics students studying on the Edexcel specification. Alongside the book is a companion website featuring extra case studies, further sample student answers with annotations, tips for planning and organising revision, a list of resources for further study and more.

Tribunes of the People and the Trade Unions

Paperback, 01/04/2019, £10.00
£9.00

Rethinking Labour's Past

Paperback, 10/02/2022, £19.99
£17.99

Did a Pound of Bananas Trigger Brexit?: The Story of the Metric Martyrs

Paperback, 27/01/2022, £9.99
£8.99
On the heels of the return of imperial measures, the gripping story of the Metric Martyrs and how their convictions and twenty year campaign may have led to Britain leaving the EU.

Climbing The Bookshelves: The autobiography of Shirley Williams

Paperback, 03/02/2022, £10.99
£9.89
The story of one of Britain's most beloved politicians, with new preface by her daughter Rebecca Williams and a new introduction by Rabbi Julia Neuberger

After Brexit: The Economics of Scottish Independence

Paperback, 03/03/2022, £8.99
£8.09
A balanced and objective assessment of the financial consequences of Scottish independence from Gavin McCrone, one of the UK's top economists with decades of involvement in the devolution and independence debates.

Political Racism: Brexit and its Aftermath

Paperback, 30/03/2022, £19.99
£17.99
A compelling analysis of political racism in the Brexit campaign and in UK post-Brexit politics.

Get It On: How the '70s Rocked Football

Hardback, 03/03/2022, £20.00
£18.00
Get It On is a book about 1970s football and some of its prime movers and shakers, cult figures and accidental heroes.

First Lady: Intrigue at the Court of Carrie and Boris Johnson

Hardback, 29/03/2022, £20.00
£18.00
Carrie Johnson is without doubt a very modern prime ministerial spouse. This examination of her career and life offers the electorate the chance to assess exactly what role she plays in Boris Johnson's unpredictable administration and why that matters.

Starmer Project: A Journey to the Right

Paperback, 26/04/2022, £12.99
£11.69
Forensic political biography of the Labour Party leader

Welsh (Plural): Essays on the Future of Wales

Paperback, 08/03/2022, £12.99
£11.69
Some of the most exciting writers in and from Wales consider the future of Wales and the UK and their place in it.

Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK

Hardback, 28/04/2022, £16.99
£15.29
When the fate of the nation is in your hands, who do you call?

Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain

Paperback, 05/08/2021, £9.99
£8.99
The entertaining story of British cuisine and the hidden role it plays in all our lives.

Broken Heartlands: A Journey Through Labour's Lost England

Paperback, 23/06/2022, £9.99
£8.99
A road trip through ten constituencies that formed part of Labour's 'red wall', which backed Brexit and dramatically turned Conservative for the first time in the 2019 election.

Aspects of British Political History 1815-1914

Paperback, 06/10/1994, £32.99
£23.09
Written by an experienced and renowned textbook author, this book examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in a clear and digestible form.

Prime Ministers in Power: Political Leadership in Britain and Australia

Hardback, 20/03/2012, £79.99
£71.99
A study of prime ministerial leadership in Britain and Australia. Tony Blair and John Howard were election winning leaders in two similar countries. They succeeded in dominating politics for over 10 years, but both fell dramatically from office. This book asks how these prime ministers established such predominant positions.

Contemporary British Society Reader

Paperback, 22/11/2000, £34.99
£24.49
This exciting new reader brings together some of the best recent sociological writing on British society. The volume features carefully selected extracts from books and journals, which have been chosen for the high quality of their sociological analysis and their relevance to understanding social change.

Just Your Average Muslim

Paperback, 19/03/2015, £8.99
£8.09
Too often we see Islam and Muslims portrayed as fanatical jihadists or helpless victims of western oppression. This book provides a rare insight into what, as the book's title states, the average Muslim makes of it all.

Politics and the Media in Britain

Paperback, 21/08/2007, £38.99
£26.59
This important new text provides an up-to-date account of the complex interrelationship between politics and the media in Britain. It starts by setting key policy areas in the context of technological convergence, globalization and initiatives at European level. It then addresses the key issues the role of the media in politics and elections.

Distilling the Frenzy: Writing the history of one's own times

Paperback, 07/05/2013, £9.99
£5.00
In Distilling the Frenzy, the UK's leading contemporary historian examines the special considerations that apply to writing the history of one's own times.

You Can't Say That: Memoirs

Paperback, 05/04/2012, £9.99
£8.99
From his eccentric South London working class childhood to running one of the biggest cities in the world, Livingstone is one of the very few politicians to have scored a major victory over the Thatcher Government and has championed issues as diverse as the environment, gay rights and anti-racism. This title tells his story.

British General Election: 2015

Paperback, 15/12/2015, £69.99
£48.99
The British General Election of 2015 is a must-read for anyone wanting to know how the action unfolded in the most unpredictable election for a generation.

More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: Another Fifty Things You Need to Know About British Elections

Paperback, 19/08/2016, £14.99
£13.49
An absolutely fascinating look at the world of political polling, examining the fallacies that appear to drive our politicians, drawing conclusions, some obvious and some counter intuitive.

British politics today 7ed

Paperback, 04/12/2003, £10.99
£9.89
A short but comprehensive textbook for students of British politics which interprets changes over the last thirty years and analyses institutions within the context of British society and economics.

Aspects of British Political History 1914-1995

Paperback, 15/08/1996, £32.99
£23.09
This text examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in British politics in an accessible form. It introduces fresh angles to long-studied topics, analyzing views of different historians.

Contemporary Britain 3ed

Paperback, 11/05/2012, £25.99
£23.39
The comprehensively revised and updated third edition provides a lively and concise introduction to political, economic and social life in Britain. It offers an ideal starting point for students and general readers looking for an introduction to contemporary Britain that is readable, informative, sophisticated and thought-provoking.

Honourable Friends?: Parliament and the Fight for Change

Paperback, 03/09/2015, £9.99
£7.00
Britain's first Green MP reveals the inner workings of parliamentary life, why we are so badly governed, and what we can do about it

Corbyn: Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics

Paperback, 16/05/2016, £12.99
£11.69
Jeremy Corbyn, the radical left candidate for the Labour leadership, won - and won big

New British Constitution

Paperback, 03/06/2009, £29.99
£26.99
This book is the first to describe and analyse Britain's new constitution, asking why it was that the old system came under challenge.

Reforming the House of Lords

Hardback, 13/01/2000, £61.00
£54.90
The constitution of Britain is changing rapidly, and the House of Lords is next on the agenda for reform. This book provides an international context, using material as yet unpublished in the UK. What can we learn from the appointed Canadian Senate, the elected Australian Senate, the German federal Bundesrat, or our other European neighbours.

Developments in British Politics 10ed

Paperback, 07/10/2016, £37.99
£34.19
Bringing together an all-new set of chapters by leading authorities, Developments in British Politics 9 provides a systematic, accessible and state of the art account of the legacy of New Labour and of the new world of coalition government and austerity politics ushered in by the 2010 election.

Whatever it Takes: The Real Story of Gordon Brown and New Labour

Paperback, 16/09/2010, £14.99
£13.49
The definitive account of New Labour's rise and fall.
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