The Great Explosion by Brian Dillon: a masterful account of a terrible disaster in a remarkable placeIn April 1916, shortly before the commencement of the Battle of the Somme, a fire started in a vast munitions works located in the Kentish marshes. The resulting series of explosions killed 108 people ... read more

The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, the Great War, and a Disaster on the Kent Marshes
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This is a lucid and well-structured text dealing with key issues in international affairs from the period of German unification to the aftermath of World War I. It: * Provides excellent explanation and analysis of the central issu... read more

1994. First edition. A very good copy with a small amount of pencil underlining.

The Great Powers, Imperialism, and the German Problem, 1865-1925
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A fascinating journey through 40 of the most significant events in recorded history, with "headlines" from "Athen and Sparta: 'It's War'" to "After 27 Years Mandela Walks Free"   From the suicide of Cleopatra ending ... read more

2010. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by a gift inscription to the half title page.

The Greatest Headlines in History: Events That Shook the World
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1984. First edition. A very good copy only marked by light rubbing to the board edges. The d/w is very good with some edge rubbing and chipping. This copy has been dated, inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the half title page.

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With a narrative that grips the reader like a detective story, Antonia Fraser brings the characters and events of the Gunpowder Plot to life. Dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surrounded the fateful night of 5 November 1605, she un... read more

 1996. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy in a near fine, unclipped d/w.

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Awards:Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 2007.

In 1774, the head of the East India Company in Bengal, Warren Hastings, determined to open trade relations with the hitherto impenetrable court of imperial China. To this end he entrusted the young ... read more

2006. First edition, first printing. A near fine, unmarked copy in a near fine, unclipped d/w.

The High Road to China : George Bogle, the Panchen Lama and the first British Expedition to Tibet
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A detailed examination of the history and culture of the Celts, a diverse group of people originating in Iron Age Europe.

2009. First edition. A very good copy with a couple of spots to the fore edge, light sunfading to the front illustrated board and a previous owners details to the front free endpaper.

The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World
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A thrilling history of England's great metropolis at a point of great change, told through the story of a young vagrant murdered by "resurrection men" Before his murder in 1831, the "Italian boy" was one of thousands of orpha... read more

Metropolitan Books, 2004. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine, unclipped d/w.

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The exciting story of the scramble to decipher hieroglyphs, set against the background of Europe in the Napoleonic era and its aftermath, and the rediscovery of the Nile Valley after it had been closed to Europeans for nearly 2,000 years.

2000. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a very good, unclipped d/w.

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The dramatic struggle for Catholic rights in 19th-century Britain.

The King and the Catholics: The Fight for Rights 1829
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Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta "a possession for all time," and indeed it is the first and still the most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential... read more

2008. A near fine copy only marked by a previous owners details to the title page.

The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War
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"The Life of a Geisha" illustrates the fascinating world of Japan's powerful and seductive geishas, a fading yet beautiful world that has captured the imaginations of millions of readers of Arthur golden's Memoirs of a Geisha. This striking book contains full-color woodbl... read more

1999. A near fine copy only marked by light rubbing to the board edges. The d/w is very good.

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