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  • When the War Is Overby Barbara Fox

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 9.99

    Gwenda and Douglas Brady were among the millions of British children sent to live with new families for their own safety during the Second World War, leaving behind their parents, their friends and all that felt familiar and safe. Evacuation could be a scary experience, but five-year-old Gwenda and her brother were lucky enough to be housed with a... more...

  • Magdalen College Schoolby Laurence Brockliss

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Founded in the grounds of Magdalen College 500 years ago, Magdalen College School has been educating centuries of students. Originally intended to offer free tuition in grammar, it has attracted students from all walks of life and from all around the UK during its history. From a period of initial success, the fortunes of the school have waxed and... more...

  • Trialsby Isabel Buchanan

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    In 2011, Isabel Buchanan, a twenty-three-year-old Scottish lawyer, moved to Pakistan to work in a new legal chambers in Lahore. The chambers was run by a determined thirty-three-year-old Pakistani lawyer, Sarah Belal, who had finally found her calling in defending inmates on Pakistan?s death row. Belal and Buchanan struck up an unlikely friendship,... more...

  • Dadlandby Keggie Carew

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for. Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer, a law unto himself. As a member... more...

  • 44 Daysby Michael Veitch

    Hachette Australia 2016; US$ 17.99

    The epic World War II story of Australia's 75 Squadron - and the 44 days when these brave and barely trained pilots fought alone against the Japanese. more...

  • Libertarian Thought in Nineteenth Century Britainby William R. McKercher

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    This book, first published in 1987, aims to characterise and identify the intellectual heritage of the proponents of the libertarian tradition. To set this within a theoretical framework, these ideas will be examined by using the pragmatic and conceptual formulations of freedom and authority, two notions which are central to any understanding of political... more...

  • The Working-Classes in Victorian Fictionby P. J. Keating

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1971. The book examines the presentation of the urban and industrial working classes in Victorian fiction. It considers the different types of working men and women who appear in fiction, the environments they are shown to inhabit, and the use of phonetics to indicate the sound of working class voices. Evidence is drawn from a wide... more...

  • Socialism and the Intelligentsia 1880-1914by Carl Levy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    This title, first published in 1987, is a study of the appeals of socialism for the educated middle and lower classes in the nineteenth century, and explores the role of the educated middle classes during this formative period for major modern socialist organisations and movements. This title will be of interest to students of history and politics.... more...

  • Bentham's Political Thoughtby Bhikhu Parekh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    In this book, first published in 1973, the editor has drawn heavily on Bentham?s manuscripts and has tried to provide a coherent statement of Bentham?s legal and political thought. Unlike Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes or Mill, Bentham did not write one single work containing the basic principles of his legal and political philosophy. This titles presents... more...

  • Arminius Vambéry and the British Empireby David Mandler

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This study examines the life of Arminius Vambéry, the nineteenth-century Hungarian writer, intellectual, and informal diplomat who traveled extensively throughout Central Asia. It uses his experiences to explore the identity politics of the period and the political and intellectual concept of Orientalism. more...