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p u l p i t 1 John Sutherland b i o g r a p hy 5 Patrick Wilcken

Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates & Spruce in the Amazon John Hemming 6 Edith Hall

Pericles of Athens Vincent Azoulay 8 Peter Marshall

John Knox Jane Dawson 10 Gillian Tindall

The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll & the Secret History of Wonderland Robert Douglas-Fairhurst 11 Kevin Jackson

Alfred Hitchcock Peter Ackroyd h i st or y 13 Tim Stanley

The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, & the Road to World War II Nicholas Wapshott 14 David Cesarani

Islam and Nazi Germany’s War David Motadel 15 Paul Addison

Ministers at War: Winston Churchill & His War Cabinet Jonathan Schneer 17 Andrew Roberts

Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War, 1939–45 Alan Allport • Bearskins, Bayonets & Body Armour: Welsh Guards 1915–2015 Trevor Royle 18 Donald Rayfield

‘ They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else’: A History of the Armenian Genocide Ronald Grigor Suny • Great Catastrophe Thomas de Waal • Fragments of a Lost Homeland: Remembering Armenia Armen T Marsoobian 20 Andrew J O’Shaughnessy

An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America Nick Bunker memoir 21 Jonathan Mirsky

The Barefoot Lawyer: The Remarkable Memoir of China’s Bravest Political Activist Chen Guangcheng 22 Christopher Hart

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, & Other Lessons from the Crematorium Caitlin Doughty 23 Tom Fort

The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District James Rebanks

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