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A Quest in the Middle East

A Quest in the Middle East

by Liora Lukitz

A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq

Gertrude Bell was a commanding figure: scholar, linguist, archaeologist, traveller and 'orientalist'. A remarkable woman in male-dominated Edwardi...
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A Spoonful Of Sugar : A Nanny's Story of Hard Times, Love and Happiness in Wartime England

A Spoonful Of Sugar : A Nanny's Story of Hard Times, Love and Happiness in Wartime England

by Brenda Ashford

A Spoonful Of Sugar : A Nanny's Story of Hard Times, Love and Happiness in Wartime England

'They say you can never truly love a child that is not your own, but that goes against every instinct that runs through me. For ...
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Angel Of Charleston : Grace Higgins Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Set

Angel Of Charleston : Grace Higgins Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Set

by Sinclair McKay

The Angel Of Charleston : Grace Higgins Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Set 1920-70

Grace Higgens (1903-1983), described by Duncan Grant as 'the angel of Charleston', arrived at the Gordon Square house of Vanessa Bell in ...
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Below Stairs : The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid

Below Stairs : The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid

by Margaret Powell

Below Stairs : The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid

Arriving at the great houses of 1920s London, fifteen-year-old Margaret's life in service was about to begin...As a kitchen maid - the lowest of the low - s...
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Bess Of Hardwick : P

Bess Of Hardwick : P

by David N. Durant

Bess Of Hardwick : Portrait of an Elizabethan Dynast

This is a fascinating biography of an extraordinary woman that will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in the sixteenth century and in Tudor history.

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Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

by Eva Petulengro

Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

For Romany Eva Petulengro, marrying outside her culture was a big step to take. And now she had to adapt to living with a gorger - and her husband had to adapt to l...
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Cecily Neville

Cecily Neville

by Amy Licence

Cecily Neville : Mother of Kings

Known to be proud, regal and beautiful, Cecily Neville was born in the year of the great English victory at Agincourt and survived long enough to witness the arrival of the future Henry ...
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Edith Cavell : Nurse, Martyr, Heroine

Edith Cavell : Nurse, Martyr, Heroine

by DIana Souhami

Edith Cavell :Nurse Martyr Heroine

Edith Cavell was born in 1865, daughter of a Norfolk vicar, and shot in Brussels on 12 October 1915 by the Germans for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape ov...
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England's Mistress : The Infamous Life of Ema Hamilton

England's Mistress : The Infamous Life of Ema Hamilton

by Kate Williams

England's Mistress : The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

A dramatic, sparkling tale of sex, glamour, intrigue, romance and heartbreak, England's Mistress traces the rise and rise of the gorgeous Emma Hamilton. Born into ...
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Florence Nightingale : The Woman & Her Legend

Florence Nightingale : The Woman & Her Legend

by Mark Bostridge

Florence Nightingale: The Woman & Her Legend

Whether honoured and admired or criticized and ridiculed, Florence Nightingale has invariably been misrepresented and misunderstood. As the Lady with the Lamp, ministering to...
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Florence Nightingale At First Hand

Florence Nightingale At First Hand

by Lynn McDonald

Florence Nightingale At First Hand

Florence Nightingale is one of the most famous figures in modern history. Yet much of what we know of her emanates from unreliable second-hand accounts, and from a misreading of the pr...
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Lizzie Siddal : The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphelite Supermodel

Lizzie Siddal : The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphelite Supermodel

by Lucinda Hawksley

Lizzie Siddal: The tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel

The supermodel did not arrive when Twiggy first donned false eyelashes; the concept began more than 100 years previously, with a young artists' model whose face ...
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Maiden's Trip : A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal

Maiden's Trip : A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal

by Emma Smith

Maiden's Trip : A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal

In 1943 Emma Smith joined the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company under their wartime scheme of employing women to replace the boaters. She set out with two fr...
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Nella Last's War

Nella Last's War

by Nella Last

Nella Last's War

In September 1939, housewife and mother Nella Last began a diary whose entries, in their regularity, length and quality, have created a record of the Second World War which is powerful, fascinating and ...
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Patron Saint of Prostitutes

Patron Saint of Prostitutes

by Helen Mathers

Patron Saint of Prostitutes

The 'steel rape' of women is a scandal that is almost forgotten today. In Victorian England, police forces were granted powers to force any woman they suspected of being a 'common prostitute'...
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The Girl In The Painted Caravan : Memories of a Romany Childhood

The Girl In The Painted Caravan : Memories of a Romany Childhood

by Eve Petulengro

The Girl In The Painted Caravan : Memories of a Romany Childhood

Born into a Romany gypsy family in 1939, Eva Petulengro's childhood seemed to her to be idyllic in every way. She would travel the country with her family...
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The Life And Death Of Mary Wollstoncroft

The Life And Death Of Mary Wollstoncroft

by Claire Tomalin

The Life And Death of Mary Wollstonecraft

The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft is the acclaimed bestselling biography by Claire Tomalin. It is the winner of the Whitbread First Book Prize. Witty, courageous and unc...
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The Pankhursts

The Pankhursts

by Martin Pugh

The Pankhursts

The suffragettes outraged Victorian society but their personal lives were just as dramatic as their public actions. In this gripping and incisive account of the Pankhursts, Martin Pugh reveals the full st...
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