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History of White People

Paperback, 18/04/2011, £13.99
A New York Times bestseller: "This terrific new book . . . [explores] the 'notion of whiteness,' an idea as dangerous as it is seductive."-Boston Globe

We Shall Be Masters: Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin

Hardback, 25/06/2021, £23.95
Generations of Russians have pursued wealth and power in the East, colonizing Pacific regions and spreading political influence into Asia. Why have these efforts largely failed? Chris Miller argues that Russian citizens and leaders, concentrated in the European borderlands, have always struggled to maintain faith and interest in eastward expansion.

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions and the Making of the Modern World

Hardback, 11/03/2021, £25.00
Award-winning historian Linda Colley shows the dawn of the modern world - through the advance of written constitutions.

Coffeeland: A History

Paperback, 01/04/2021, £9.99

The Celestial Hunter

Paperback, 29/04/2021, £10.99

Letters to Camondo

Hardback, 22/04/2021, £14.99
I know your street rather well. Count Moise de Camondo lived a few doors away from Edmund de Waal's forebears, the Ephrussi, first encountered in his bestselling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes.

Atlas: A World of Maps from the British Library

Paperback, 08/10/2020, £18.99
This is an atlas with a difference. This atlas can help us to travel in a way that regular atlases do not, because by looking at old maps and getting to know their stories we can be transported back to the times in which they were made. This fabulous collection of maps is now available in paperback.

An Historical Map of Canterbury from medieval times to 1907

17/05/2021, £9.99
A full colour map, based on a digitised map of the city of Canterbury in 1907, with its Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval past overlain and important buildings picked out. The map's cover has a short introduction to the city's history, and on the reverse an illustrated and comprehensive gazetteer of Canterbury's main sites of interest.

France: A Short History

Hardback, 03/06/2021, £16.99
A concise history of France from prehistory to the present, recounting the great events and personalities and exploring France's cultural and political influence today.

Black History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Hardback, 07/10/2021, £19.99

Stars and Spies

Hardback, 14/10/2021, £20.00

Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

Hardback, 19/10/2021, £30.00


Paperback, 07/10/2021, £12.99

China and Her Neighbours: Asian Diplomacy from Ancient History to the Present

Paperback, 17/06/2021, £14.99
A comprehensive introduction to thousands of years of Asian political and diplomatic history, offering crucial historical underpinning to the contemporary rise of China.

The Shortest History of China

Hardback, 07/09/2021, £12.99

The Story of Work: A New History of Humankind

Hardback, 02/07/2021, £25.00
The first truly global history of work, an upbeat assessment from the age of the hunter-gatherer to the present day

Secret History of English Spas, The

Hardback, 24/09/2021, £25.00
Informative but light-hearted social and cultural history of our obsession with drinking and bathing in spa waters. Beautifully illustrated with paintings, engravings, maps, caricatures, posters, advertisements, ephemera and modern photos from 1597 to present day, this book presents everything you need to know about 'taking the waters'.

1619 PROJECT: A New American Origin Story

Hardback, 18/11/2021, £25.00
A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New American Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present. In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa.

Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook

Paperback, 13/10/2011, £10.99
In The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook (1888), Flora Annie Steel and her co-author Grace Gardiner give practical and highly opinionated advice to young memsahibs in India. Covering all aspects of household management from the duties of servants to recipes, the manual sheds fascinating light on the entire imperial experience.

Anecdotes and Antidotes: A Medieval Arabic History of Physicians

Paperback, 25/06/2020, £10.99
Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah was a Syrian Arab physician of the 13th century who compiled a biographical encyclopedia of notable physicians, and scholars from the Greeks, Romans, Syriacs and Indians including Galen and Avicenna.

Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals

Hardback, 04/11/2021, £30.00

Osebol: Voices from a Swedish Village

Hardback, 04/11/2021, £20.00


Paperback, 12/05/2022, £8.99

Museum Makers: A Journey Backwards

Paperback, 01/07/2021, £9.99
Part memoir, part detective story, part untold history of museums - this is a fascinating and moving family story.

History of Love and Hate in 21 Statues

Hardback, 07/09/2021, £20.00
Travelling through time from Ancient Egypt to today, A History of Love and Hate in 21 Statues unpicks the past, illuminates the present and offers a new perspective on the future through these controversial symbols of our identity.

Story of the World in 100 Moments

Hardback, 16/09/2021, £25.00

Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace

Hardback, 28/10/2021, £25.00
'A fascinating collection of military stories ... The sort of book that can be picked up at intervals ... [but] once tasted, is hard to put down' Washington Post A stunning anthology of great stories of war and peace collected and edited by Max Hastings.

The Museum: From its Origins to the 21st Century

Hardback, 12/10/2021, £40.00
Packed with stunning imagery and featuring the world's most celebrated cultural institutions, architectural historian and museum curator Owen Hopkins looks at the fascinating history of The Museum.

Himalaya: A Human History

Paperback, 15/07/2021, £10.99

Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention

Paperback, 01/07/2021, £9.99
From the Sunday Times bestselling author, a dazzling, globe-spanning history of humankind's greatest invention: the city. 'Brilliant...enchanting' Evening Standard 'Exhilarating' New York Times The story of the city is the story of civilisation.

Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Woman's Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Paperback, 15/07/2021, £9.99
Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2020, a vivid work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman in Edo - now known as Tokyo - and a portrait of a great city on the brink of momentous change 'Compelling...

Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe

Paperback, 01/07/2021, £12.99

China: A Modern History

Paperback, 12/08/2021, £17.99
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