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  • The Apprentice of Split Crow Laneby Jane Housham

    Quercus 2016; US$ 24.99

    A Victorian Murder. A Victorian Madman. A Modern Judgement. Gateshead, April 1866 Five-year-old Sarah Melvin was walking along Split Crow Lane looking for her father when she disappeared. Later that night a couple walking home from the pub tripped over her body. Sarah was the child of Irish immigrants who had been drawn to the North-east in... more...

  • The Zooby Isobel Charman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 23.96

    How one man's mad mission became one of the best-loved places in the world The creation of a zoo in Dickensian London - when only one other existed across the world - is a story of jaw-dropping audacity. It is the story of trailblazing scientists, rival zookeepers and aristocratic naturalists collecting amazing animals from all four corners... more...

  • Rasputinby Douglas Smith

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 24.46

    A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. The spectre of the lustful Siberian holy man and peasant still casts its eerie shadow over Russia's bloody twentieth century. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's... more...

  • Hoop Skirts and Ponytails - A Fifties Memoirby Jacky Hyams

    John Blake Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    Elvis is waiting outside in a big pink Caddy. Or rather, he would be if the dreams and fantasies of millions of teenage girls could only come true? And like so many other thirteen-year-olds, East End schoolgirl Jacky Hyams has fallen under the spell of the man with the swivel hips and sexy voice, an unforgettable moment in time amidst a tidal wave... more...

  • The New Yorker Book of the 60sby Random House

    Random House 2016; US$ 42.29

    The next instalment in the acclaimed New Yorker ' decades' series featuring an all-star line-up of historical pieces from the 1960s alongside new pieces by current New Yorker staffers. The 1960s, the most tumultuous decade of the twentieth century, were a time of tectonic shifts in all aspects of society ? from the March on Washington and the... more...

  • Great Australian Scandals and Dust-upsby Eamon Evans

    Affirm Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 13.99

    From a convict with a taste for human flesh to frozen berries with the taste of hepatitis, and from the Packer family?s constant brawling to the time Malcolm Fraser turned up in a hotel lobby, dazed and wearing nothing but a tiny hotel towel. Featuring quirky illustrations and Eamon Evans? signature wit, this brilliant, laugh-out-loud follow-up to... more...

  • Little Fish Are Sweetby Matthew Condon

    University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 10.99

    Little Fish Are Sweet takes the reader behind the scenes of Matthew's Condon's epic six-year, three-book journey, as he fights intimidation and legal threats while relentlessly pursuing the truth. Investigating the web of cold murder cases and pedophile scandals of the past, Condon discovers that police corruption is only one part of a much bigger... more...

  • Internationalismsby Glenda Sluga; Patricia Clavin

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book offers a new view of the twentieth century, placing international ideas and institutions at its heart. more...

  • Slavery's Metropolisby Rashauna Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    A vivid examination of slave life in New Orleans in the early nineteenth century. more...

  • Britain's Maritime Empireby John McAleer

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Analyses the critical role played by the maritime gateway to Asia around the Cape of Good Hope in the development of the British Empire. more...