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What Plant Where Encyclopedia, edited by Lorraine Johnson

American readers should not be foxed. Although the sub-title of this noble tome reads "Canadian Edition", this is, in fact, a British book, edited...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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All Out War: The Full Story of How BREXIT Sank Britain’s Political Class by...

Britain, Brussels and BREXIT: an unholy alliance, if ever there were one. All hell has broken loose since, in a profusion of conflicting texts;...