Booklist

Christmas 2023: History

Selected by the Bookshop


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Propaganda, pulp fiction, spies and censorship: the fascinating and action-packed story of books in wartime'Rich, authoritative and highly readable, Andrew Pettegree's tour de force will appeal to anyone for whom, whatever the…

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A powerful new history of the Great Strike in the miners' own voices, based on more than 140 interviews with former miners and their familiesForty years ago, Arthur Scargill led the National Union of Mineworkers on one of the largest…

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A profound and ground-breaking new history of one of the most important encounters in the history of colonialism: the British arrival in India in the early seventeenth century._______________'A triumph of writing and scholarship. It is hard…

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A dazzling exploration of the intersections of beauty and power around the globe, told through the lens of an iconic cosmetic'Awe-inspiring and fascinating' Funmi Fetto'A treat to read' Kassia St ClairFrom the distant past to the present…

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A sweeping account of the social and political world of the Roman emperors by 'the world's most famous classicist' (Guardian)What was it really like to rule and be ruled in the Ancient Roman world?In her international best-seller SPQR,…

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Imperial Island shows how empire and its ever-present aftermath have divided and defined Britain over the last seventy years.'Masterful ... you won't look at Britain in the same way ever again' - OWEN JONES'Incisive, important, and…

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A groundbreaking new history of the people at the centre of Europe, from the Second World War to todayIn 1945, Germany lay in ruins, morally and materially. The German people stood condemned by history, responsible for a horrifying genocide…

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER*LONGLISTED FOR THE 2023 BALLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION**SELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2023*'The beauty of The Wager unfurls like a great sail...…

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A unique take on women's history from the bestselling author of British Summer Time BeginsDrawn from real life, from interviews with women from all sections of society who have ever had a job, this book is a portrait of British women's…

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Translated by Charlotte WhittleBest Books of 2022 Financial Times'A literary phenomenon.' - Times Literary Supplement'Imaginative, lively and contemporary...masterly.' - Economist'Vallejo enlivens history with imagination and personal…

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The UK is grappling with big questions about belonging, equality, and the legacies of Empire and Colonialism. We've been here before. Embracing a broader history that encompasses all British people, The Shoulders We Stand On is fundamental…

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The early sixties in Britain told as only David Kynaston ('the most entertaining historian alive' Spectator) can. Running from 1962 to 1965, A Northern Wind is the anticipated new volume in the landmark 'Tales of a New…

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A brilliant account of the coming of the French Revolution, and the culminating work of this most distinguished historian 'Events do not come naked into the world. They come clothed - in attitudes, assumptions, values, memories of the past,…

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'Brilliantly depicts a disastrous failure' Antony Beevor'Witty and elegant . . . Excellent background to today's events' Anne Applebaum'Britain's most forgotten war, brilliantly remembered' Simon Jenkins'Vivid and remarkably timely' Martin…

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