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            The Kings and Queens of England
             

            The Kings and Queens of England (Hardback)

            By Crofton, Ian

            • RRP: $50.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            For fans of The Crown. From the reign of Alfred the Great - the first king of Wessex to call himself 'king of England' - in the 9th century, to the shock of Norman invasion in the 11th, and from the brutal vicissitudes of late medieval kingship to the comfortable ceremonial of mo...dern-day constitutional monarchy, the story of England's kings and queens is to a large degree that of England herself. Kings and Queens of England offers readable profiles of 59 English monarchs from Harold II to Henry VIII, and from Ethelred the Unready to Elizabeth II. Each monarch is elegantly profiled and the impact of their rule on wider English history clearly and concisely described and analysed. For every king and queen there is a detailed timeline, and the narrative is further amplified by display quotations, feature boxes, panels of key biographical facts, and - last but not least - by 135 lavish full-colour images. Ian Crofton recounts a 1000-year tale of murder, invasion, usurpation, adultery, divorce, civil war and revolution in a manner that is as entertaining as it is informative. The Kings and Queens of England is the perfect choice for anyone looking for an illustrated account of the English monarchy from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present.
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            ISBN 9781787478978
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary
             

            The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary (Paperback)

            By Crampton, Caroline

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            • Internationally sourced

            Caroline Crampton was born on the Thames Estuary to parents who had sailed there from South Africa in the early 1980s. Having grown up with seafaring legs and a desire to explore, Caroline is both a knowledgeable guide to the most hidden-away parts of this overlooked and unfashio...nable part of the country, and a persuasive advocate for its significance, both historically and culturally. As one of the key entrances and exits to England, the estuary has been pivotal to London's economic fortunes and in defining its place in the world. It has also been the entry point for immigrants for generations, yet it has an ambivalent relationship with newcomers, and UKIP's popularity in the area is on the rise. As Caroline navigates the waters of the estuary, she also seeks out its stories: empty warehouses and arsenals; the Thames barrier, which guards the safety of Londoners more precariously than we might; ship wrecks still inhabited by the ghosts of the drowned; vast Victorian pumping stations which continue to carry away the capital's sewage; the river banks, layered with archaeological Anglo-Saxon treasures; literature inspired by its landscape; beacons used for centuries to guide boats through the dark and murky waterways of the estuary; the eerie Maunsell army forts - 24 metre high towers of concrete and steel which were built on concealed sandbanks at the far reaches of the estuary during the Second World War and designed to spot (and shoot) at incoming enemy planes; and the estuary's wildlife and shifting tidal moods.
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            ISBN 9781783784141
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
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            Money For Nothing: The South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism
             

            Money For Nothing: The South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism (Hardback)

            By Levenson, Thomas

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            In the summer of 1720 Britain was gripped by stock-market mania, the first truly modern speculative bubble. This is the tale of a great financial scandal and the first great 'crash' and how it gave birth to modern capitalism.

            ISBN 9781784973940
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            A House Through Time

            A House Through Time (Hardback)

            By Olusoga, David; Backe-Hansen, Melanie

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A tie-in to the acclaimed BBC television series.

            ISBN 9781529037241
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Ferguson, a Farming Revolution: Harry Ferguson and His World-Beating Innovations
             

            Ferguson, a Farming Revolution: Harry Ferguson and His World-Beating Innovations (Hardback)

            By Bolton, Tim

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            Tom Bolton's account of how Harry Ferguson and his inventions changed the world of farming forever.

            ISBN 9781911658221
            Released NZ 22 Jul 2020
            Publisher John Reed Book Distribution
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            King's Counsellor: Abdication and War: the Diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles edited by Duff Hart-Davis
             

            King's Counsellor: Abdication and War: the Diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles edited by Duff Hart-Davis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lascelles, Sir Alan; Edited by Hart-Davis, Duff

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            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 20

            'Tommy' Lascelles was Private Secretary to four monarchs - and depicted in The Crown. These diaries reveal the inside story of the royal household during the abdication crisis, the second world war and the Princess Margaret-Peter Townsend affair 'Brilliantly entertaining and hist...orically priceless' Spectator
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            ISBN 9781474618205
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            The Sphinx: The Life of Gladys Deacon - Duchess of Marlborough

            The Sphinx: The Life of Gladys Deacon - Duchess of Marlborough (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vickers, Hugo

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            The remarkable story of the dazzling and admired Gladys Deacon, one of the most celebrated and independent women of her day, at the centre of the Belle Epoque, who was ultimately doomed to an unhappy marriage to the 9th Duke of Marlborough.

            ISBN 9781529390711
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood

            Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McCarthy, Helen

            • RRP: $32.99
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            A groundbreaking history of mothers who worked for pay that will change the way we think about gender, work and equality in modern Britain. In Britain today, three-quarters of mothers are in employment and paid work is an unremarkable feature of women's lives after childbirth. Ye...t a century ago, working mothers were in the minority, excluded altogether from many occupations, whilst their wage-earning was widely perceived as a social ill. In Double Lives, Helen McCarthy accounts for this remarkable transformation, whose consequences have been momentous for Britain's society and economy. Drawing upon a wealth of sources, McCarthy ranges from the smoking chimney-stacks of nineteenth-century Manchester to the shimmering skyscrapers of present-day Canary Wharf. She recovers the everyday worlds of working mothers and traces how women's desires for financial independence and lives beyond home and family were slowly recognised. McCarthy reveals the deep and complicated past of a phenomenon so often assumed to be a product of contemporary lifestyles and aspirations. This groundbreaking history forces us not only to re-evaluate the past, but to ask anew how current attitudes towards mothers in the workplace have developed and how far we have to go. Through vivid and powerful storytelling, Double Lives offers a social and cultural history for our times.
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            ISBN 9781408870747
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle
             

            Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle (Hardback)

            By Quinn, Tom

            • RRP: $47.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Kensington palace has been described as a royal menagerie, a hive of industrious freeloaders, an ant heap and even a lunatic asylum. Tom Quinn takes the reader behind the official version of palace history to discover intriguing, sometimes wild, often scandalous, but frequently h...eart-warming stories.
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            ISBN 9781785904790
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Biteback Publishing
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            British Imperial Air Power: The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New Zealand Between the World Wars
              

            British Imperial Air Power: The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New Zealand Between the World Wars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spencer, Alex M.; Foreword by Hallion, Richard

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            Examines the air defense of Australia and New Zealand during the interwar period. The book also demonstrates the difficulty of applying new military aviation technology to the defense of the global Empire and provides insight into the nature of the political relationship between ...the Pacific Dominions and Britain.
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            ISBN 9781557539403
            Released NZ 30 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Purdue Studies in Aeronautics and Astronautics
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