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Latitude, by Nicholas Crane

Latitude, by Nicholas Crane

The latest book from explorer

First let’s deal with the elelphant in the room. Nicholas Crane’s Latitude will inevitably draw comparison with Dava Sobel’s surprise runaway...

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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.

The Imperial War Museum (IWM) has been publishing their Wartime Classics, novels written by veterans of the Second World War and based on their...

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Operation Pedestal, by Max Hastings

Operation Pedestal, by Max Hastings

This latest from the master of military history focusses on the epic convoy from Gibraltar to Malta in 1942.

Operation Pedestal, by Max Hastings. Review by Robert Lyman. Just when you thought that nothing more could ever be said of a subject, especially the...

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Protector, by Conn Iggulden

Protector, by Conn Iggulden

The sequel to Gates of Athens, set during the Graeco-Persian Wars

When starting any historical fiction, I always wonder where it stacks up when compared with Sharpe, Patrick O’Brian, Hornblower and Flashman. It's...

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Sword of Bone, by Anthony Rhodes

Oliver Webb-Carter

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

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Operation Pedestal, by Max Hastings

Robert Lyman

This latest from the master of military history focusses on the epic convoy from Gibraltar to Malta in 1942.

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Protector, by Conn Iggulden

Oliver Webb-Carter

The sequel to Gates of Athens, set during the Graeco-Persian Wars

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Alan Brooke: Churchill’s Right Hand Critic, by Andrew Sangster

Rupert Hague-Holmes

A re-appraisal of Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff during World War Two.

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Land of Fire, by Derek Birks

Amy Thomas

455AD and the Romans leave Britain to become a land of violence.

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Blood and Iron, by Katja Hoyer

Justin Doherty

A new history of Germany from Bismarck to Armistice Day.

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The Wrecking Storm, by Michael Ward

Sara Lo Piano

Time is running out.

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Indomitable, by Matthew Willis

Will Jarvis

The final in the trilogy set during Operation Pedestal

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Thurkill’s Battle, by Paul Bernardi

Erin George

Justice is vengeance.

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Ring in the New

Ring in the New

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