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  • The Other Mitfordby Diana Alexander

    The History Press 2011; US$ 26.24

    The story of Pamela Jackson, nee Mitford, is a fascinating one. As the only Mitford sister who did not become what we would now call a celebrity, never writing a book, espousing a cause and enjoying the simple pleasures of life in the Cotswold countryside, she shunned the bright city lights and the public eye that her sisters so desperately craved.... more...

  • The Reluctant Naziby Gabrielle Robinson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 29.17

    After her father, a fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe, was killed during a mission over the south coast of England, Gabrielle Robinson was mainly brought up by her grandparents. Her grandfather, known to her as Api, was an opthalmologist: a kind, gentle man who helped her with her schoolwork and told her bedtime stories. Forty years after his death,... more...

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepysby Samuel Pepys; Richard Le Gallienne; Robert Louis Stevenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ...is one of our greatest historical records and... a major work of English literature, writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. Originally written... more...

  • A Leaf In The Bitter Windby Ting-Xing Ye

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 19.95

    One of the best ways to understand history is through eye-witness accounts. Ting-Xing Ye?s riveting first book, A Leaf in the Bitter Wind , is a memoir of growing up in Maoist China. It was an astonishing coming of age through the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1974). In the wave of revolutionary fervour, peasants neglected... more...

  • Springtime in Taranakiby Douglas Stewart

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    The story of Douglas Stewart's first twenty-five years until chance and literary ambition conspire to take him to Sydney. more...

  • A Quiet Americanby Andy Marino

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    The story of Varian Fry, called the "real Rick" of Casablanca, is perhaps one of the most unknown, yet extraordinary sagas of World War II. This penetrating biography follows Varian Fry through his adult life--from his beginnings in the 1930s as a Harvard graduate and political journalist to his arrival in Marseille in 1940 where he managed to spirit... more...

  • Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the ?Gilded Age? (Text Only)by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The family trees contained within this ebook are best viewed on a tablet. A fabulously wealthy New York beauty marries a cold-hearted British aristocrat at the behest of her Machiavellian mother ? then leaves him to become a prominent Suffragette. more...

  • Lord Byron?s Jackal: A Life of Trelawny (Text Only)by David Crane

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    ?There is a mad chap come here ? whose name is Trelawny? He comes on the friend of Shelley, great, glowing, and rich in romance? But tell me who is this odd fish? They talk of him here as a camelion who went mad on reading Lord Byron?s ?Corsair?.? JOSEPH SEVERN more...

  • A Remarkable Manby Andrew Murtagh

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 18.99

    ?I can truthfully say that there has never been a nicer man in the game. George Chesterton is a gentleman to the core. And he wasn?t a bad bowler either!? Tom Graveney OBE. Wartime pilot dropping supplies over occupied Europe; county cricketer; housemaster teaching and disciplining mischievous teenage boys; family man and civic figure, there... more...

  • On the Trail of Grant and Leeby Frederick Hill

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    A marvellous book which chronicles the major events in the lives of Ulysses Simpson Grant, 18th American president, and General Robert Edward Lee, a leading figure in the American Civil War. Hill does not present them as awe-inspiring leaders but as human beings one can relate to. He narrates how they achieved greatness by overcoming obstacles through... more...