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p u l p i t 1 Paul Lay h i st or y 5 John Brewer
The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris Colin Jones 7 Leslie Mitchell
The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians Janice Hadlow 8 Darrin M McMahon
Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic Matthew Stewart 9 Richard Overy
Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the Last Year of WWII Randall Hansen 11 Piers Brendon
Modernity Britain: A Shake of the Dice, 1959-62 David Kynaston b i o g r a p hy 13 Rachel Polonsky
Limonov: A Novel Emmanuel Carrère 14 Richard Canning
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh John Lahr 16 Alexander Waugh
The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me Sofka Zinovieff 17 Andrew Lycett
Young Lawrence: A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man Anthony Sattin i r on ma i de n s 19 Tom Holland
The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World Adrienne Mayor 20 Linda Porter
Joan of Arc: A History Helen Castor 21 Caroline Moorehead
Partisan Diary: A Woman’s Life in the Resistance Ada Gobetti t o p d o g s 22 Matthew Parris
The Establishment – And How They Get Away with It Owen Jones 23 Martin Vander Weyer
The Rich: From Slaves to Super Yachts – A 2,000-Year History John Kampfner
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