Nonfiction

Below Stairs

By Margaret Powell - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Posthumously reprinted to coincide with the upsurge in interest in the Edwardian era due to the popularity of the television serials Downton Abbey ...Read Review

Killer Colt: Murder, Disgrace, and the Making of an American Legend

By Harold Schechter - Published 2010

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

After their father loses his wealth, brothers John and Sam Colt suffer a dissolute youth in early 19th century America. John, the more ...Read Review

The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

By Douglas Starr - Published 2010Published 2011

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

In the tradition of Larson’s Thunderstruck but with superior narrative focus, Starr examines two men whose lives intersect, resulting in scientific advancement ...Read Review

Spartacus

By Tony Bradman - Published 2010

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Children/Young AdultNonfiction

One of a newly published series of non-fiction for primary age children called Lives in Action, this title tells the story of Sparticus, ...Read Review

Lady Jane Grey: Queen for Sale

By Caroline Corby - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

One of the series Before They Were Famous from Walker Books, this title by Caroline Corby is surprisingly readable. Often fictionalised biographies can ...Read Review

The Story of Britain

By Patrick Dillon - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

Starting from the very beginning of known British history in the Bronze Age and moving swiftly on to the Roman invasion, The Story ...Read Review

The English Ghost: Spectres Through Time

By Peter Ackroyd - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

The prolific Peter Ackroyd’s latest book is a collection of supposedly factual reports of supernatural occurrences in England, from the Middle Ages ...Read Review

Beauty and the Beast: Human-Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo Postcards, 1905-1935

By Arnold Arluke - By Robert Bogdan - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

The first third of the 20th century was a time of change in America. Industrialization meant greater wealth and more time in the ...Read Review

Merchant Kings: When Companies Ruled the World 1600-1900

By Stephen R. Boun - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

This is a compilation of vignettes detailing how six men explored and exploited new territories for the enrichment of enterprises and their stockholders. ...Read Review

Late for Tea at the Deer Palace

By Tamara Chalabi - Published 2010Published 2011

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Nonfiction

In the early 1980s, I was teaching English in the south of England to Iraqi trainee helicopter pilots, who would return straight into ...Read Review

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