Flushed with Pride: The Story of Thomas Crapper by Wallace Reyburn

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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...

Big Pig, Little Pig: A Tale of Two Pigs in France...

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Your correspondent can perhaps be forgiven for a secret affection for pigs, having spent a summer on a Suffolk farm in his callow youth....

Jo Malone: My Story by Jo Malone

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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...

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by Giles Milton

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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...

Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of The British...

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Sir Hans Sloane was a wealthy society doctor with an insatiable appetite for collecting. President of both The Royal Society and The Royal College...