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The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars

9780099592853
Tinniswood, Adrian
There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the two world wars, a period of decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. The author uncovers the truth about them.
$25.11
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The Bookseller of Florence: Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance

9781784709372
King, Dr Ross
Before long, with the enterprising nuns working tirelessly as typesetters, the Ripoli Press began printing a series of books and pamphlets that triggered an explosion of ideas in politics, philosophy and religion.
$16.24
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Cradle to Cradle

9780099535478
Braungart, M. & McDonough, W.
Drawing on their experience in redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved in making anything can begin to do so as well.
$14.77
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

9780099592945
Ackroyd, Peter
Today, we live in an era of openness and tolerance and Queer London has become part of the new norm. Ackroyd tells us the hidden story of how it got there, celebrating its diversity, thrills and energy on the one hand; but reminding us of its very real terrors, dangers and risks on the other.
$19.20
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Modernism: The Lure of Heresy - From Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond

9780099441960
Gay, Peter
In his most ambitious endeavour since Freud, acclaimed cultural historian Peter Gay traces and explores the rise of Modernism in the arts, the cultural movement that heralded and shaped the modern world, dominating western high culture for over a century.
$26.59
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Invisible Cities

9780099429838
Calvino, Italo
In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice.
$13.29
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Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

9781784702403
Spinney, Laura
Read the devastating story of the Spanish flu - the twentieth century's greatest killer - and discover what it can teach us about the current Covid-19 pandemic. 'Both a saga of tragedies and a detective story...
$16.24
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Cradle to Cradle: (Patterns of Life)

9781784873653
Braungart, Michael
PATTERNS OF LIFE: SPECIAL EDITIONS OF GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE BOOKSThis book proposes a new vision for modern industry. In designing and producing products we need to stop worrying about being `less bad' and start finding ways of actually being good. Find here a radical manifesto and a plan for our planet in which all waste can be put to good use.
$16.24
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Plagued By Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

9780099593836
Wright: Hendrickson, P
$19.20
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