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            The Language of Food: Mouth-watering and sensuous, a real feast for the imagination BRIDGET COLLINS
             

            The Language of Food: Mouth-watering and sensuous, a real feast for the imagination BRIDGET COLLINS (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Abbs, Annabel

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 22

            Published in the US as 'Miss Eliza's English Kitchen'. Eliza Acton, despite having never before boiled an egg, became one of the world's most successful cookery writers. Her story is fascinating, uplifting and inspiring. With recipes that leap to life from the page, The Language... of Food explores the enduring struggle for female freedom, the creativity and quiet joy of cooking and the poetry of food.
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            ISBN 9781398502239
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II
              

            Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II (Hardback)

            By Hardman, Robert

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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 22

            An insightful biography, based on exclusive research, of Queen Elizabeth II, bringing us the full story of one of our greatest and best-loved monarchs as she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.

            ISBN 9781529063417
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            1942: Britain at the Brink

            1942: Britain at the Brink (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Downing, Taylor

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            A gripping new work of popular history about a critical year in world history, and Britain's bleakest hour, by the acclaimed author of 1983: The World at the Brink.

            ISBN 9781408713716
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2022
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            The Story of the World in 100 Moments: Discover the stories that defined humanity and shaped our world
             

            The Story of the World in 100 Moments: Discover the stories that defined humanity and shaped our world (Hardback)

            By Oliver, Neil

            • RRP: $60.71
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            What can we learn about ourselves from looking again at the impact of lives lived thousands of years ago? The Story of the World in 100 Moments will take the reader on a global tour, reaching back in time to consider moments that serve as stepping stones to our world and how we l...ive today.
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            ISBN 9781787633100
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            The Last Witches of England: A Tragedy of Sorcery and Superstition
             

            The Last Witches of England: A Tragedy of Sorcery and Superstition (Hardback)

            By Callow, John

            • RRP: $59.45
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            On the morning of Thursday 29 June 1682, a magpie came rasping, rapping and tapping at the window of a prosperous Devon merchant. Frightened by its appearance, his servants and members of his family had, within a matter of hours, convinced themselves that the bird was an emissary... of the devil sent by witches to destroy the fabric of their lives. As the result of these allegations, three women of Bideford came to be forever defined as witches. A Secretary of State brushed aside their case and condemned them to the gallows; to hang as the last group of women to be executed in England for the crime. Yet, the hatred of their neighbours endured. For Bideford, it was said, was a place of witches. Though 'pretty much worn away' the belief in witchcraft still lingered on for more than a century after their deaths. In turn, ignored, reviled, and extinguished but never more than half-forgotten, it seems that the memory of these three women - and of their deeds and sufferings, both real and imagined - was transformed from canker to regret, and from regret into celebration in our own age. Indeed, their example was cited during the final Parliamentary debates, in 1951, that saw the last of the witchcraft acts repealed, and their names were chanted, as both inspiration and incantation, by the women beyond the wire at Greenham Common. In this book, John Callow explores this remarkable reversal of fate, and the remarkable tale of the Bideford Witches.
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            ISBN 9781788314398
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Case of the Married Woman: Caroline Norton: A 19th Century Heroine Who Wanted Justice for Women

            The Case of the Married Woman: Caroline Norton: A 19th Century Heroine Who Wanted Justice for Women (Hardback)

            By Fraser, Lady Antonia

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            The scandal of nineteenth-century Britain: the sensational trial of Caroline Norton for adultery with the first Victorian Prime Minister

            ISBN 9781474610926
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Scandals of the Royal Palaces: An Intimate Memoir of Royals Behaving Badly
             

            Scandals of the Royal Palaces: An Intimate Memoir of Royals Behaving Badly (Paperback)

            By Quinn, Tom

            • RRP: $48.56
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            George Orwell once said that the British love a really good murder. He might also have said that the only thing the British love more than a good murder is a really good scandal, and best of all are the political and sexual scandals that take place in Britain's royal palaces.

            ISBN 9781785906527
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Connecting Scotland's History: A Scottish History Timeline Linked into 2,000 Years of World History
              

            Connecting Scotland's History: A Scottish History Timeline Linked into 2,000 Years of World History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Groundwater, Anna

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Pub Date
              15 Mar 22

            This is a book that makes sense of the complexities of Scottish history in an insightful way, at a glance. Anna Groundwater has long experience of dealing with British, foreign and Scottish students, of all ages, who are bewildered by the huge task of trying to reconcile the deve...lopment of Scotland as a nation with what they know of global history. Over time she has developed a way of presenting Scottish history, within a simple framework of dates, which students find helpful.
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            ISBN 9781913025601
            Publisher Luath Press Ltd
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Mar 2022
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            Churchill's Shadow: An Astonishing Life and a Dangerous Legacy

            Churchill's Shadow: An Astonishing Life and a Dangerous Legacy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wheatcroft, Geoffrey

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            A critical but fair political biography of Churchill that zooms in on crucial moments in his life and career that help us understand the man in his many contradictions. While in A.J.P. Taylor's words, Churchill was 'the saviour of his country', he was also a deeply flawed charact...er, whose personal ambition would cloud his political judgement - and as a result he was often plain wrong. But the book's central argument goes beyond biography- argues that Churchill has cast a dark shadow over post-war British history and contemporary politics - from the 'Churchillian stance' of Tony Blair taking the country to war in Iraq to the delusion of a special relationship with the United States to the fateful belief in British exceptionalism- that the nation can once again stand alone in Europe. Wheatcroft takes a radically different approach to other hagiographies of Chruchill. This is a biography that doesn't just tell the story of his life but the equally fascinating one of his legacy, focusing on how Churchill was viewed by contemporaries and those who came after. This book is both a biography of the man and a fresh and revealing account of post-war politics seen through his legacy.
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            ISBN 9781847925749
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Churchill Sisters: The Extraordinary Lives of Winston and Clementine's Daughters
             

            The Churchill Sisters: The Extraordinary Lives of Winston and Clementine's Daughters (Hardback)

            By Trethewey, Dr Rachel

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            Rachel Trethewey's The Churchill Sisters is a biography of Winston Churchill's complex family and his unique relationship to each of his daughters...

            ISBN 9781250272393
            Publisher St. Martin's Press
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