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A Faithful Spy, by Jimmy Burns

A Faithful Spy, by Jimmy Burns

A biography of the spy Walter Bell is absorbing and offers fresh insight.

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The Tudors in Love, by Sarah Gristwood

The Tudors in Love, by Sarah Gristwood

The latest from the acclaimed Tudor historian looks at a new area of study: the courtly code.

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Queen High, by C.J. Carey

Queen High, by C.J. Carey

An alternate reality where Wallis Simpson is queen is a compulsive literary thriller.

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Ghosts of the West, by Alec Marsh

Ghosts of the West, by Alec Marsh

Highly entertaining whilst packing a historical punch.

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Ghosts of the West, by Alec Marsh

Nicola Cornick

Highly entertaining whilst packing a historical punch.

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Queen High, by C.J. Carey

Alan Bardos

An alternate reality where Wallis Simpson is queen is a compulsive literary thriller.

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A Faithful Spy, by Jimmy Burns

Alan Bardos

A biography of the spy Walter Bell is absorbing and offers fresh insight.

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The Wars of the Roses: The Medieval Art of Graham Turner

David Pilling

The renowned artist has produced a book of his paintings that are a perfect fit for those interested in the period.

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Spies, by Calder Walton

Antonia Senior

Spies: The Epic Intelligence War Between East and West sounds a klaxon for the future.

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Putin’s War, Russian Genocide, Edited by Philip W. Blood

Iain MacGregor

Will stand the test of time much in the same way as Ken Burns' iconic series on the American Civil War.

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Land of the Blind, by Andy Owen

Adam Staten

Peppered with humour, this novel draws widely from philosophy and literature.

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The Rome Escape Line, by Sam Derry

Alan Bardos

A very touching book that shows the full cross-section of life in an escape-line.

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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.