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- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 9.99
Emily Huckwell spent almost her entire life working for one family. Born in a tiny Sussex village in the 1870s, she went into domestic service in the Burton household before she was twelve, earning £5 a year. She began as a nursery maid, progressing to under nurse and then head nanny, looking after two generations of children. One of the children in... more...
- Orion 2012; US$ 18.99
A masterly biography of a great Conservative Prime Minister (and publisher) - Harold Macmillan (1894-1986). Harold Macmillan was a figure of paradox. Outwardly, it was Edwardian elegance and civilised urbanity. Inwardly, it was emotional damage from his wife's open adultery and his progressive perplexity at the onward march of time. The First... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.86
Maggie is John Sergeant's mordant analysis of Margaret Thatcher's career and, more importantly, the legacy she has left to the Conservative party, which he would argue has been little short of disastrous. He takes us from the glory days of three successive election victories to the machinations that saw Mrs Thatcher's departure from Downing Street,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99
East Timor's struggle for independence under Indonesian occupation has dominated international headlines. Now, as UN troops uphold the August 1999 referendum calling for the island nation's self-rule, From the Place of the Dead offers the only up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of the confrontation through the eyes of one of the most extraordinary... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.28
This revised edition of Behenji, first published in 2008, examines Mayawati?s record as chief minister since 2007. It pinpoints the reasons behind the BSP?s poor performance in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, her return to the Dalit agenda prior to the 2012 assembly elections, as well as its surprising results. Also scrutinized are Mayawati?s performance... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.78
In a frontier society full of colourful characters in early nineteenth century New Zealand, Jacky Marmon, more commonly known as Cannibal Jack, was more colourful than most. Jumping ship off the New Zealand coast, he first lived among Ngäpuhi at the Bay of Islands, where he acquired five wives and served his chief as a trader and white priest. Joining... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.38
David Lange ushered in a revolution in New Zealand when he came to power in 1984, aged just 41. His Labour government introduced sweeping new legislation that unchained the country from its old conservative bonds, established the world's first nuclear free state and let loose a free market economic agenda that radically transformed the country. It... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 12.99
'I always wanted everything so frantically, and I'm just the person that can't have them.' Based on family papers and memories, this picture of middle class life at the end of the nineteenth century tells the poignant story of Winnie Seebohm, Victoria Glendinning's great-aunt, who in 1885 was one of the early students at Newnham College, Cambridge.... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
This fascinating biography of Thomas Jefferson encapsulates his life and times. Ellis has portrayed him in all his greatness as a leader as well as a human being who was flawed, mysterious and, at times, deceptive. Due to the life-like portrayal, Jefferson turns out to be more humane, more approachable while retaining his position as an idol. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.88
Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India for over sixteen years, was a brave freedom fighter and a passionate patriot, deeply committed to the honour and integrity of India. She was also a devoted mother and grandmother, who was great fun to be with?she loved books, nature, art, sports and puzzles.Born into the illustrious Nehru family in Allahabad,... more...