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A selection of great recent history non-fiction from our stock

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The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. It marked at once political watershed and a social revolution; the point at which women of 21 and over were recognised in law as being as competent as men. This is the story of what happened next 21 And Over, Nonfiction, Ladder, Revolution, Britain, Law, Politics, Shit Happens, History

Ladies Can't Climb Ladders

The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. It marked at once political watershed and a social revolution; the point at which women of 21 and over were recognised in law as being as competent as men. This is the story of what happened next

From the foremost historian of 20th century Spain, A People Betrayed is the story of the devastating betrayal of Spain by its political class, its military and its Church Political Corruption, Oppression, Politics, Sober, European Economic Community, Catalan Independence, Military Coup, Sociology, Betrayal

A People Betrayed

From the foremost historian of 20th century Spain, A People Betrayed is the story of the devastating betrayal of Spain by its political class, its military and its Church

In this timely and provocative book, Stuart Maconie tells Britain’s Welfare State story through his own history of growing up as a northern working class boy Zadie Smith, Financial Times, Britain, Welfare State, This Book, Working Class, In This Moment, History, Nonfiction

The Nanny State Made Me

In this timely and provocative book, Stuart Maconie tells Britain’s Welfare State story through his own history of growing up as a northern working class boy

Booktopia has The Spy and the Traitor, The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Spy and the Traitor online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Escape Plan, Page Turner, Penguin Books, Latest Books, Got Books, What To Read, Cold War, Misfits, Free Reading

The Spy and the Traitor

A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians

William Dalrymple tells the remarkable story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power William Dalrymple, Kindle, East India Company, The Sunday Times, Lord, The New Wave, Book Week, Relentless, Latest Books

The Anarchy

William Dalrymple tells the remarkable story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power

Francesca Wade's explores how trailblazing women pushed the boundaries of literature, scholarship, and social norms, on the radical fringes of Bloomsbury James Holland, London Square, William Golding, The Spectator, Ladies Of London, London Life, Latest Books, Nonfiction Books, Literature

Square Haunting

Francesca Wade's explores how trailblazing women pushed the boundaries of literature, scholarship, and social norms, on the radical fringes of Bloomsbury

The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories. In Pandora's Jar Natalie Haynes, broadcaster, writer and passionate classicist, redresses this imbalance Good New Books, This Book, Caitlin Moran, Crime Books, Online Library, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction Books

Pandora's Jar

The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories. In Pandora's Jar Natalie Haynes, broadcaster, writer and passionate classicist, redresses this imbalance

In this fascinating social history of food in Britain, Pen Vogler examines the origins of our eating habits and reveals how they are loaded with centuries of class prejudice Jay Rayner, Beans On Toast, Types Of Bread, Man Food, English Food, Fish And Chips, High Tea, Eating Habits, Tasty Dishes

Scoff

In this fascinating social history of food in Britain, Pen Vogler examines the origins of our eating habits and reveals how they are loaded with centuries of class prejudice

A long-overdue book honouring the remarkable achievements of key Black British individuals over many centuries, in collaboration with the 100 Great Black Britons campaign founded and run by Patrick Vernon OBE Library Catalog, Online Library, Vernon, Reading Online, Nonfiction, Good Books, The 100, Ebooks, This Book

100 Great Black Britons

A long-overdue book honouring the remarkable achievements of key Black British individuals over many centuries, in collaboration with the 100 Great Black Britons campaign founded and run by Patrick Vernon OBE

Translated from the German. The original version of the classic novel of the epic World War II battle, confiscated by the Russian secret services in 1949, and now rediscovered in the Russian archives. Books To Buy, Books To Read, The Ordinary Man, Great Novels, Ebooks Online, Online Library, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction Books, World War Two

Breakout at Stalingrad

Translated from the German. The original version of the classic novel of the epic World War II battle, confiscated by the Russian secret services in 1949, and now rediscovered in the Russian archives.

Homecoming draws on over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival recordings and memoirs by the women and men who came to Britain from the West Indies between the late 1940s and the early 1960s, a rich tapestry of Caribbean British lives Library Catalog, Online Library, The Voice, Any Book, Memoirs, Nonfiction, Homecoming, Books, West Indies

Homecoming

Homecoming draws on over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival recordings and memoirs by the women and men who came to Britain from the West Indies between the late 1940s and the early 1960s, a rich tapestry of Caribbean British lives

The extraordinary story of how the besieged Syrian town of Daraya found hope and inspiration in a secret underground library Library Catalog, Online Library, Michael Palin, Black Books, Syria, Nonfiction, True Stories, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Syria's Secret Library

The extraordinary story of how the besieged Syrian town of Daraya found hope and inspiration in a secret underground library

A hauntingly original book about Tokyo and the Japanese relationship to time, memory and history, seen through the eyes of an outsider, searching for the past that underlies the city's arrestingly visible present New Statesman, Pan Macmillan, Japanese Travel, Tokyo Travel, Good Books, How To Memorize Things, Anna, Relationship, Searching

The Bells of Old Tokyo

A hauntingly original book about Tokyo and the Japanese relationship to time, memory and history, seen through the eyes of an outsider, searching for the past that underlies the city's arrestingly visible present

A powerful, fascinating, and ground-breaking history of Checkpoint Charlie, the military gate on the border of East and West Berlin where the United States and her allies confronted the USSR during the Cold War Berlin Wall, West Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie, Library Catalog, Online Library, Life And Death, Cold War, Nonfiction, Gate

Checkpoint Charlie

A powerful, fascinating, and ground-breaking history of Checkpoint Charlie, the military gate on the border of East and West Berlin where the United States and her allies confronted the USSR during the Cold War

The remarkable life of Anne Glenconner, Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret and Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation, told in her own words Library Catalog, Online Library, Queen's Coronation, Lady In Waiting, Magic S, Princess Margaret, The Crown, Maid Of Honor, Memoirs

Lady in Waiting

The remarkable life of Anne Glenconner, Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret and Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation, told in her own words

E-book and Audiobook When the First World War broke out, the suffragettes suspended their campaigning and joined the war effort. Suffragette doctors Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson moved to France and set up two small military hospitals amidst fierce opposition. Their medical and organisational skills were so impressive that in 1915 they were asked by the War Ministry to establish a new military hospital in a vast and derelict old workhouse in Covent Garden's Endell Street. Book Week, Life Partners, World War One, Old London, Latest Books, Women In History, Thought Provoking, Free Ebooks, Self Help

Endell Street

E-book and Audiobook When the First World War broke out, the suffragettes suspended their campaigning and joined the war effort. Suffragette doctors Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson moved to France and set up two small military hospitals amidst fierce opposition. Their medical and organisational skills were so impressive that in 1915 they were asked by the War Ministry to establish a new military hospital in a vast and derelict old workhouse in Covent Garden's Endell Street.