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Alastair Denniston: Code-Breaking from Room 40 to Berkeley Street and the Birth of GCHQ...

How ironic that the long-winded sub-title reveals more about our hero than his name does. Even now, the name of Alastair Denniston remains sadly unsung....
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How They Decorated: Inspiration from the Great Women of the Twentieth Century by Gaye...

Don't be put off by the cover. This otherwise handsome book, which complements Adam Lewis's memorable "Great Lady Decorators" (of which we have already...
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Rogues’ Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers by Philip Hook

The entertaining author of "Breakfast at Sotheby's" returns with a revealing account of the questionable world of art dealing, from its inception in Antwerp...
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Flushed with Pride: The Story of Thomas Crapper by Wallace Reyburn

When we first opened our Toronto branch, many moons ago, our first ad (which remains fondly remembered, e'en now) read: "Nicholas Hoare: With a...
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Big Pig, Little Pig: A Tale of Two Pigs in France by Jacqueline Yallop

Your correspondent can perhaps be forgiven for a secret affection for pigs, having spent a summer on a Suffolk farm in his callow youth....
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Jo Malone: My Story by Jo Malone

In the cutthroat world of perfume, still dominated by the French, the British have surprised themselves of late by becoming a force to contend...

The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock

An old favourite in new guise, this durable little classic, which has never gone out of print (it was first published in 1930) remains...
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The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by Giles Milton

At the outset of war in 1939, Churchill selected six men to form a top secret organisation intent on spectacular sabotage. Dubbing them his Ministry...