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Agent Sonya, by Ben Macintyre

Agent Sonya, by Ben Macintyre

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The King’s Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein, by Franny Moyle.

The King’s Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein, by Franny Moyle.

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Sword of Bone, by Anthony Rhodes

Sword of Bone, by Anthony Rhodes

Part of the IWM Wartime Classics, this novel is a masterpiece of satire and pathos.

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Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture, by Sudhir Hazareesingh

Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture, by Sudhir Hazareesingh

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The World is Not Enough, by Oliver Buckton

Helen Fry

A new biography of the James Bond creator, and there is much to like.

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Powers and Thrones, by Dan Jones

Richard Foreman

The author of Siege: The First Crusade reviews the latest from the master of medieval history.

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Roman Briton, by David Boyle

Josh Grimond

The final part of the trilogy and Caractacus returns, but is captured and sent to Rome.

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The Homicidal Earl: The Life Of Lord Cardigan

The Homicidal Earl: The Life of Lord Cardigan, by Saul David

Christopher Joll

One of Saul David's early books is revisited by Christopher Joll

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Crucible of Hell, by Saul David

Oliver Webb-Carter

The acclaimed historian has written a brilliant account of the Battle of Okinawa

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Voices of History

Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World, by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Oliver Webb-Carter

The acclaimed author has gathered diverse speeches in an enjoyable collection.

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Praetorian: Blades of Antioch, by S.J.A.Turney

Lucy Herbert

S.J.A.Turney's latest Praetorian is reviewed by us.

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What He Never Said, by Mark Findlay Smith

Hannah Ross

The first novel in a series set just after World War One.

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Prisoners of History, by Keith Lowe

Laura Parkinson

Lowe's latest book provokes new thought.

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The Pathfinders, by Will Iredale

Matthew Willis

A new book from the author of Kamikaze Hunters, is an account of the elite force that transformed RAF Bomber Command.

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Books of the Year

Books of the Year: Part 1

Books of the Year: Part 1

Books of the Year: Part 2

Books of the Year: Part 2

Books of the Year: Part 3

Books of the Year: Part 3

Ring in the New

Ring in the New

Our authors highlight some of the books they are looking forward to reading in 2021.