Weidenfeld & Nicholson

Yorkshire: A Lyrical History of England’s Greatest County

By Richard Morris - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Yorkshire arguably is not one county. It has three distinct areas, once known as Ridings (Riding derives from thirding) although, due to government ...Read Review

Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

By Nancy Goldstone - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Elizabeth, Louise, Henrietta, and Sophia were the four daughters of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, daughter of James I of England, and granddaughter ...Read Review

Titans of History

By Simon Sebag Montefiore - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

In his introduction the author states that Titans of History is a collection of short biographies of people who have each somehow changed ...Read Review

Watling Street: Travels through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past

By John Higgs - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

The author has written an engaging account of England’s ancient and long route, Watling Street. Starting at Dover, he follows the direction ...Read Review

Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World

By James Evans - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

Why did almost 400,000 people leave English shores for a daunting trip across the Atlantic to North American settlements throughout the 17th century? James ...Read Review

The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

By Anne de Courcy - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

This book follows the late 19th and early 20th-century ‘invasion’ of Europe by an influx of wealthy Americans. Between 1874 and 1914, one hundred American ...Read Review

Edith & Oliver

By Michèle Forbes - Published 2017

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This is the story of a romance and marriage between the Irish man and woman in the title of this highly readable, intelligent ...Read Review

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

By Bettany Hughes - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

This book’s subject, Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul, has been called the world’s greatest city. Appropriately, the author has chosen a multi-faceted viewpoint ...Read Review

The Mesmerist

By Wendy Moore - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

In the 1830s Dr John Elliotson became an early advocate of medical discoveries, such as the stethoscope. He was convinced by mesmerism, and ...Read Review

Lenin the Dictator: An Intimate Portrait

By Victor Sebestyen - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

When I first saw this door-stopper of a biography I reached for my diary to search out a good stretch of time in ...Read Review