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p u l p i t 1 Valerie Grove s u b v e r s i v e words 5 Donald Rayfield
The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle over a Forbidden Book Peter Finn & Petra Couvée 7 David Bodanis
The N ewton Papers: The Strange & True Odyssey of Isaac Newton’s Manuscripts Sarah Dry 9 S arah Bradford
Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon Yvonne M Ward 10 Alan Judd
P risoners, Lovers & Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda Kristie Macrakis f or e i g n pa rts 12 James Hamilton-Paterson
The Reef: A Passionate History – The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change Iain McCalman 13 Ale x von Tunzelmann
Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day Carrie Gibson 15 David Gilmour
A St range Kind of Paradise: India through Foreign Eyes Sam Miller 17 Ric hard Cockett
Indonesia Etc Elizabeth Pisani hort i c u lt u r e 18 Christopher Woodward on gardens and literature the human fa c t or 20 John Gray
Headhunters: The Search for a Science of the Mind Ben Shephard 21 C hristopher Caldwell
Liberalism: The Life of an Idea Edmund Fawcett 22 Er ic Kaufmann
Malthus: The Life & Legacies of an Untimely Prophet Robert J Mayhew h i st or y 25 Anne Somerset
How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette, the Stolen Diamonds and the Scandal that Shook the French Throne Jonathan Beckman
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