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  • The Husband Huntersby Anne de Courcy

    Orion 2017; US$ 24.99

    Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have... more...

  • Big Capitalby Anna Minton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    The inside story of London's housing crisis, by the award-winning author of Ground Control London is facing the worst housing crisis in modern times, with knock-on effects for the rest of the UK. Despite the desperate shortage of housing, tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of affordable homes are being pulled down, replaced by luxury apartments... more...

  • Universal Basic Incomeby Paul O'Brien

    The History Press 2017; US$ 6.92

    This book is about a radical idea: the idea that each of us deserves enough money on which to live - and that it should be paid independently of our personal means, and independently of whether we work, or even want to work. more...

  • Headline Britons 1921-1925by Peter Pugh

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 11.99

    Headline Britons is a series of short books that paint a unique picture of British life in the 20th and 21st centuries by re-examining some of the country?s most notable characters. more...

  • Headline Britons 1926-1930by Peter Pugh

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 11.99

    Headline Britons paints a unique picture of British life in the 20th and 21st centuries by re-examining some of the country?s most notable characters. Each book covers a five-year span, telling the stories of a number of people who, in that time, stood out among their contemporaries.As the General Strike of 1926 starkly illustrated, economic hardship... more...

  • Why I?m No Longer Talking to White People About Raceby Reni Eddo-Lodge

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    'This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we'll no longer need such a book. Essential' Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015 'One of the most important books of 2017' Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and... more...

  • Indiaby V. S. Naipaul

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 19.19

    With an introduction from Paul Theroux V.S. Naipaul first visited India in 1962 at twenty-nine. His most recent visit was in 2015 at eighty-two. The intervening years and visits sparked by an inquisitiveness about a country he had never seen but had been a dream of his since childhood have resulted in three books: India: An Area of Darkness... more...

  • History of Oxford University Press: Volume IVby Keith Robbins

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 149.99

    The history of Oxford University Press spans five centuries of printing and publishing. This fourth volume explores the Press's modern history as an unsubsidized business with significant educational and cultural responsibilities, and how it maintained these through economic turbulence, political upheaval, and rapid technological innovation. more...

  • The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560by Tom Scott

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 69.99

    Much of early-modern Europe was built up gradually by a series of leagues and alliances, and this volume seeks to demonstrate that the Swiss Confederation was one such composite polity, surviving until the end of the ancien regime by accommodating and absorbing internal conflicts through a sense of common identity and mutual obligation. more...

  • Pale Riderby Laura Spinney

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918?1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I. In Pale Rider , Laura Spinney recounts the story of... more...