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Freya Stark

Caroline Moorehead

Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five.  She became one of the twentieth-century’s most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her flamboyant and unorthodox b...
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Hot Sun, Cool Shadow

Angela Murrills

An unabashed celebration of the joys of food and cooking, Hot Sun, Cool Shadow follows the story of award-winning food-writer Angela Murrills and the artist Peter Matthews, who travel together to the southerly French region of Languedoc.  The Languedoc is famed for its landscape, lege...
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Pepys: A Biography

Richard Ollard

Samuel Pepys is unique: the scope and candour of his Diary makes it one of the greatest books ever written and one of the most important historical documents in English. He lived through the Civil War, the Protectorate, the Restoration, the Dutch Wars, the Plague, the Fire of London and th...
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Hans Christian Anderson

Alison Prince

Prince presents new evidence which casts an unexpected light on this writer of children's fairy tales. Using diaries and letters, she claims that he was a suppressed homosexual; that his highly publicised affairs with prominent women were used to build his public persona and to protect his...
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Fair Girls and Grey Horses

Christine Pullein-Thompson, Diana Pullein-Thompson, Josephine Pullein-Thompson

‘Are your twins normal?' Mrs Pullein-Thompson was asked. ‘Good God, I hope not,’ she retorted. The twins were Diana and Christine who, with their elder sister, Josephine, wrote more than 150 books, which have sold in their millions around the world. Fifty years after the...
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