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            Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult

            Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lacey, Robert

            • RRP: $39.99
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            The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men?

            ISBN 9780008424916
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

            • RRP: $41.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 21

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

            ISBN 9781911658221
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher John Reed Book Distribution
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Mar 2021
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            Wolf Hall Companion

            Wolf Hall Companion (Hardback)

            By Mackay, Lauren

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            An authoritative and hugely insightful companion to the bestselling Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel, published in time to enrich the reading of the third and final book.

            ISBN 9781911358619
            Released NZ 14 Dec 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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            The Covent Garden Ladies: the book that inspired BBC2's 'Harlots'
             

            The Covent Garden Ladies: the book that inspired BBC2's 'Harlots' (Paperback)

            By Rubenhold, Hallie

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            • Pub Date
              16 Feb 21

            ***By the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of THE FIVE*** 'A fascinating expose of the seamy side of eighteenth century life' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Rubenhold's pages practically reek with smelly, pox-ridden Georgian Soho' GUARDIAN --------------------------------------------------...----- In 1757, a down-and-out Irish poet, the head waiter at the Shakespear's Head Tavern in Covent Garden, and a celebrated London courtesan became bound together by the publication of a little book: Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies. This salacious work - detailing the names and 'specialities' of the capital's prostitutes - became one of the eighteenth century's most scandalous bestsellers. Yet beyond its titillating passages lies a glimpse into the lives of those who lived and died by its profits - a tragicomic opera of the Georgian era, motivated by poverty, passionate love, aspiration and shame. In this modern and visceral narrative, historian Hallie Rubenhold reveals the story behind Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies, and the legion of ordinary women whose lives in the sex trade history has chosen to ignore. 'A fascinating expose of the seamy side of eighteenth-century life' MAIL ON SUNDAY __________________________________________ 'Scrupulously researched' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Crackles with drama and tension' GUARDIAN 'Compelling and ingenious' INDEPENDENT WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: 'This book is an absolute 'must'-read for any person interested in English social history' 5 **** 'Fascinating' 5 **** 'Brilliant. Full of intelligent insight which brings this period to vibrant life' 5 ****
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            ISBN 9781784165956
            Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Oh Happy Day: Those Times and These Times

            Oh Happy Day: Those Times and These Times (Hardback)

            By Callil, Carmen

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Carmen Callil explores her roots in a book that is a miracle of research and whose writing is fuelled by righteous angerIn this remarkable book, Carmen Callil recounts the story of one side of her family, beginning with her great-great-grandmother Sary Lacey, born illegitimate in... 1808, an impoverished stocking frame worker in Leicestershire.
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            ISBN 9780224090308
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Elizabethans: How Modern Britain Was Forged

            Elizabethans: How Modern Britain Was Forged (Hardback)

            By Marr, Andrew

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            In a brilliantly entertaining, living history of the modern United Kingdom, Andrew Marr traces how radically we have transformed through the course of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.

            ISBN 9780008298401
            Released NZ 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Rag and Bone: A Family History of What We've Thrown Away

            Rag and Bone: A Family History of What We've Thrown Away (Hardback)

            By Woollett, Lisa

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            A brilliantly written combination of family memoir, social history and nature writing.

            ISBN 9781473663961
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain

            The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain (Hardback)

            By Mortimer, Ian

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            In the latest volume of his celebrated series of Time Traveller's Guides - after the Middle Ages, Elizabethan England and Restoration Britain - Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most-loved period in British history: the Regency (aka Georgian England).

            ISBN 9781847924568
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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            In the Reign of King John: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England
             

            In the Reign of King John: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England (Hardback)

            By Jones, Dan

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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 21

            An illustrated portrait of English society in the year of Magna Carta, from best-selling author Dan Jones.

            ISBN 9781838934828
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Queens of the Crusades: Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors

            Queens of the Crusades: Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors (Hardback)

            By Weir, Alison

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            The Plantagenet queens of England played a role in some of the most dramatic events in our history. Crusading queens, queens in rebellion against their king, queen seductresses, learned queens, queens on the battlefield, queens who enlivened England with the romantic culture of s...outhern Europe - these determined women often broke through medieval restrictions to exercise power and influence, for good and sometimes for ill. Alison Weir's ground-breaking history of the queens of Medieval England now moves into a period of even higher drama, from 1154 to 1291: years of chivalry, dynastic ambition, conflict with the church, baronial wars, and the all-pervading bonds of feudalism. We see events such as the murder of Becket, Magna Carta and the birth of parliaments from a new perspective. Her narrative begins with the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Henry II establishes a dynasty which rules for over three hundred years and creates the most powerful empire in western Christendom - but also sows the seeds for some of the most destructive family conflicts in history and for the collapse, under her son King John, of England's power in Europe. The lives of Eleanor's successors were just as remarkable: Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard the Lionheart, Isabella of Angouleme, queen of John, and Alienor of Provence, queen of Henry III, and finally Eleanor of Castile, the grasping but beloved wife of Edward I. Through the story of these first five Plantagenet queens, Alison Weir provides an enthralling new perspective on a dramatic period of high romance and sometimes low politics, with determined women at its heart.
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            ISBN 9781910702093
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series England's Medieval Queens
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