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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 45 No. 18

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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2022Football has always measured success by what you win, but only in the last twenty years have clubs started to think about how you win. Data has now suffused almost…

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'Compassionate and thought-provoking history' Daily Telegraph'Fresh and compelling ... a tour-de-force' David A. BellLess than a month after it marched into France in summer 1870, the Prussian army had devastated its opponents, captured…

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A lavishly illustrated biography of James Gillray, inventor of the art of political caricature James Gillray (1756-1815) was late Georgian Britain's funniest, most inventive and most celebrated graphic satirist and continues to influence…

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*LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2024**SHORTLISTED FOR FICTION – 2023 NERO BOOK AWARDS*After the death of a young girl, the finger of suspicion is pointing at one reclusive family…‘Ambitious and…

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THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘Gripping and horrifying… witty and brilliant. Buy it’ The Times‘A treasure trove of killer facts’ Guardian‘Read it, absorb it, and understand how…

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'Essential reading ... An incisive and urgently needed book' Tim Harford'[An] entertaining introduction to the uses (and misuses) of data ... a penetrating analysis of why statistical literacy matters to our politics and our daily lives'…

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The first in a groundbreaking two-volume history of Henry III’s rule “Professor Carpenter is one of Britain’s foremost medievalists. . . . No one knows more about Henry, and a lifetime of scholarship is here poured…

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The authorised biography of Shirley Hazzard, one of the greatest writers in the English language, author of The Transit of Venus and winner of the National Book Award'Hazzard's marvellous, luminous writing I discovered only recently; now I…

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An award-winning historian places the corporation—more than the Crown—at the heart of British colonialism, arguing that companies built and governed global empire, raising questions about public and private power that were just…

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**A brilliant new history of Georgian Britain through the eyes of the artists who immortalised it, by one of the UK's most exciting young historians**'Alice Loxton is the star of her generation ... the next big thing in history' DAN…

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