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Astrid Lindgren: The Woman Behind Pippi Longstocking

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Astrid Lindgren: The Woman Behind Pippi Longstocking

Jens Andersen

Biography; Biography: literary

Hardback

A powerful biography of the internationally renowned writer who created one of the most enduring characters in children's... [more]

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The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God

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The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God

Massimo Mazzotti (University of California, Berkeley)

Biography: historical, political & military; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Hardback

He argues that Agnesi's life is the perfect lens through which we can gain a greater understanding of mid-eighteenth-century... [more]

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The Man Who Built the Swordfish: The Life of Sir Richard Fairey

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The Man Who Built the Swordfish: The Life of Sir Richard Fairey

Adrian Smith

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; History of engineering & technology

Hardback

Authoritative biography of an aviation pioneer [more]

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Beatles '66: The Revolutionary Year

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Beatles '66: The Revolutionary Year

Steve Turner

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

It was the year their records were burned in America after John's explosive claim that the group was more popular than Jesus,... [more]

$31.95

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The Saboteur: True Adventures of the Gentleman Commando Who Took on the Nazis

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The Saboteur: True Adventures of the Gentleman Commando Who Took on the...

Paul Kix

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Second World War; Special & elite forces

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In the tradition of `Agent Zigzag' comes a breathtaking biography of WWII's `Scarlet Pimpernel' as fast-paced and emotionally... [more]

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Eleanor And Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

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Eleanor And Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

Susan Quinn

Biography: historical, political & military; History

Paperback

In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the... [more]

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Mystery Spinner: Text Classics

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Mystery Spinner: Text Classics

Gideon Haigh

Biography: general; Sports & outdoor recreation

Paperback

In 1950, aged in his mid-thirties, 'tall, shy, shambling' Jack Iverson burst forth from obscurity in suburban Melbourne, 'bowled... [more]

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Darkest Hour: Official Tie-In for the Oscar-Winning Film Starring Gary Oldman

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Darkest Hour: Official Tie-In for the Oscar-Winning Film Starring Gary Oldman...

Anthony McCarten

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War

Paperback

The official tie-in to major new motion picture Darkest Hour - starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. [more]

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Stolen Beauty: A Novel

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Stolen Beauty: A Novel

Laurie Lico Albanese

Biography: general; Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Historical fiction; Children's & Educational

Paperback

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First King of Hollywood

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First King of Hollywood

Tracey Goessel

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Film theory & criticism; Biography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

The first truly definitive biography of Douglas Fairbanks, the greatest leading man of the silent film era -- [more]

$37.95

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Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties

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Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties

James F. Simon

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Political leaders & leadership; Civil rights & citizenship

Hardback

The epic 1950s battle that would shape the legal future of the civil rights movement is chronicled here for the first time.... [more]

$63.95

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Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters

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Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters

Freeman Dyson

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Diaries, letters & journals; Mathematics & Sciences; Physics; History of engineering & technology

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Both recalling his life story and recounting many of the major advances in twentieth-century science, a renowned physicist... [more]

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Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film

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Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making...

Don Graham

Theatre Studies; Individual actors & performers; Film theory & criticism; Biography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of... [more]

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

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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia...

Nancy Goldstone

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

Hardback

The extraordinary story of a seventeenth-century queen who lost her throne, and of her four defiant daughters. [more]

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Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History

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Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American...

Yunte Huang

Other performing arts; Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas

Hardback

With wry humour, Shakespearean profundity and trenchant insight, Yunte Huang brings to life the story of the famous Siamese... [more]

$40.95

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Soul Survivor: How an Abandoned Child Went From Nothing to Everything

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Soul Survivor: How an Abandoned Child Went From Nothing to Everything

Robert Ian Bonnick

Biography; Biography: business & industry

Hardback

This inspirational book provides keys to unlock potential with self reflection, self empowerment, overcoming adversity &... [more]

$27.99

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Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

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Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

Miles J. Unger

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Cubism; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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In Byron's Wake

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In Byron's Wake

Miranda Seymour

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: poetry & poets

Hardback

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$45.00

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McQueen: An illustrated history of the fashion icon

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McQueen: An illustrated history of the fashion icon

Tom Rasmussen

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Individual designers; History of fashion; Biography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

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$49.99

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The Lives of the Surrealists

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The Lives of the Surrealists

Desmond Morris

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Surrealism & Dada; Biography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

Life histories of the Surrealists, known and unknown, by one of the last surviving members of the movement--artist and best-selling... [more]

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Isaac Newton and Natural Philosophy

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Isaac Newton and Natural Philosophy

Niccolo Guicciardini

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

Niccolo Guicciardini's enlightening biography offers an accessible introduction to Newton's celebrated work in mathematics,... [more]

$37.99

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Napoleon Volume 2: The Spirit of the Age

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Napoleon Volume 2: The Spirit of the Age

Michael Broers

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

Hardback

In the years that followed, this struggle with Britain came to dominate Napoleon's actions, leading him into the bloodbath... [more]

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All the Money in the World

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All the Money in the World

John Pearson

Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Biography; Biography: business & industry; True crime; Petroleum & oil industries

Paperback

Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and... [more]

$24.99

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Robert Kuok: A Memoir

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Robert Kuok: A Memoir

Robert Kuok, Andrew Tanzer

Biography; Autobiography: business & industry

Hardback

Robert Kuok is one of the most highly respected businessmen in Asia. But this legendary Overseas Chinese entrepreneur, commodities... [more]

$49.95

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A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator - The Life of Florence Gould

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A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator...

Susan Ronald

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: business & industry; Second World War; Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy; Fascism & Nazism

Hardback

A revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously wealthy socialite and patron of the arts, who hid a dark past as a Nazi... [more]

$39.99

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