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diary Jane Ridley biography Donald Rayfield

Osip Mandelstam: A Biography Ralph Dutli • Tristia Osip Mandelstam R W Johnson

Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage Jonny Steinberg Freya Johnston

Lady Caroline Lamb: A Free Spirit Antonia Fraser Jane O’Grady

The Marriage Question: George Eliot’s Double Life Clare Carlisle art Michael Prodger

Natural Light: The Art of Adam Elsheimer and the Dawn of Modern Science Julian Bell Sarah Watling

Gwen John: Art and Life in London and Paris Alicia Foster Tanya Harrod

Ways of Life: Jim Ede and the Kettle’s Yard Artists Laura Freeman surf & turf Robert Colls

The Seaside: England ’s Love Affair Madeleine Bunting Miranda Seymour

Once Upon a Time World: The Dark and Sparkling Story of the French Riviera Jonathan Miles Robin Oakley

Courses for Horses: A Journey Round the Racecourses of Great Britain and Ireland Nicholas Clee science & technology Patricia Fara

Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science Athene Donald • The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science Kate Zernike Caspar Henderson

Flying Green: On the Frontiers of New Aviation Christopher de Bellaigue history Elizabeth Goldring

Tudor Children Nicholas Orme

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