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            The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

            The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lownie, Andrew

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            A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten name, Dickie Mountbatten's career included being Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War Two and the last Viceroy of India. On...ce the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, Edwina Mountbatten emerged from World War Two as a magnetic and talented charity worker loved around the world. From the prize-winning and bestselling historian, Andrew Lownie, comes a nuanced portrayal of two very unusual people and their complex marriage to mark the 40th anniversary of Lord Mountbatten's assassination by the IRA. From British high society and the South of France to the battlefields of Burma and the Viceroy's House, this is a rich and filmic story whose characters include all the key figures of the Second World War. From Churchill and Montgomery to Roosevelt and Eisenhower; the Royal Family, including the Duke of Windsor, George VI, the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles; to Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Salvador Dali, George Gershwin, Grace Kelly and Merle Oberon. ****************************** Praise for Stalin's Englishman, a Guardian Book of the Year, Times Best Biography of the Year and Mail on Sunday Biography of the Year: 'An abundance of vivid detail... a matchless and splendidly exciting read' Times 'Complicated, revelatory: a superb biography more riveting than a spy novel' Sunday Telegraph
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            ISBN 9781788702607
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden Age of Crime

            The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden Age of Crime (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stapleton, Susannah

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            The enthralling true story of the curious life and career of Maud West, one of Britain's first and best-known female detectives.

            ISBN 9781509867301
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller

            The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves: The Sunday Times Bestseller (Hardback)

            By Lownie, Andrew

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A major figure behind his nephew Philip's marriage to Queen Elizabeth II and instrumental in the royal family taking the Mountbatten name, Dickie Mountbatten's career included being Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia during World War Two and the last Viceroy of India. On...ce the richest woman in Britain and a playgirl who enjoyed numerous affairs, Edwina Mountbatten emerged from World War Two as a magnetic and talented charity worker loved around the world. From the prize-winning and bestselling historian, Andrew Lownie, comes a nuanced portrayal of two very unusual people and their complex marriage to mark the 40th anniversary of Lord Mountbatten's assassination by the IRA. From British high society and the South of France to the battlefields of Burma and the Viceroy's House, this is a rich and filmic story whose characters include all the key figures of the Second World War. From Churchill and Montgomery to Roosevelt and Eisenhower; the Royal Family, including the Duke of Windsor, George VI, the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles; to Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Salvador Dali, George Gershwin, Grace Kelly and Merle Oberon. ****************************** Praise for Stalin's Englishman, a Guardian Book of the Year, Times Best Biography of the Year and Mail on Sunday Biography of the Year: 'An abundance of vivid detail... a matchless and splendidly exciting read' Times 'Complicated, revelatory: a superb biography more riveting than a spy novel' Sunday Telegraph
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            ISBN 9781788702560
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bonnier Books Ltd
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            QUEEN ELIZABETH II
             

            QUEEN ELIZABETH II (Hardback)

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            • Pub Date
              30 Dec 19

            A celebration of the extraordinary life and work of Queen Elizabeth II. Leader, diplomat, mother and wife, Queen Elizabeth II is the most high-profile monarch in the world - her wide-ranging supporters are a testament to her enduring popularity. In this lavishly illustrated biogr...aphy bestselling author Sarah Gristwood guides us through her glorious reign. Taking you through nine decades, this comprehensive account plots the extraordinary events of Britain's longest-serving monarch, from the years before her birth through to the present day. Revealing details of her public and private lives, this book follows the key turning points for Elizabeth Windsor - her teenage years during the Second World War, meeting and marrying the Duke of Edinburgh, her ascension to the throne in 1952 and new additions to the Windsor family. As well as recounting the Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and the Royal Weddings, this book outlines what it means to be queen, explores the pastoral and official duties involved, and contemplates the future of the British monarchy. Accompanied by beautiful archival photography, Elizabeth is a tribute to our monarch's grand legacy.
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            ISBN 9781841658438
            Released NZ 30 Dec 2019
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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            The Cornish Overseas: A History of Cornwall's 'Great Emigration': Revised and Updated Edition
              

            The Cornish Overseas: A History of Cornwall's 'Great Emigration': Revised and Updated Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Payton, Philip

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            Revised and updated edition of this classic in the field. Details the global impact of the most recent of the waves of emigration experienced by Cornwall throughout its long history - the 'Great Emigration' that lasted for a little more than a century from 1815 until the First Wo...rld War and after.
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            ISBN 9781905816118
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone

            Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone (Hardback)

            By Moore, Charles

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            How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections in succession find herself pushed out by her own MPs? Charles Moore's full acco...unt, based on unique access to Margaret Thatcher herself, her papers and her closest associates, tells the story of her last period in office, her combative retirement and the controversy that surrounded her even in death. It includes the Fall of the Berlin Wall which she had fought for and the rise of the modern EU which she feared. It lays bare her growing quarrels with colleagues and reveals the truth about her political assassination. Moore's three-part biography of Britain's most important peacetime prime minister paints an intimate political and personal portrait of the victories and defeats, the iron will but surprising vulnerability of the woman who dominated in an age of male power. This is the full, enthralling story.
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            ISBN 9780241324745
            Released NZ 24 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Scotland and Aye
              

            Scotland and Aye (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Butler Wasiak, Sophia

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            What could possibly go wrong when a London girl, (or penniless studentarmed with a hefty collection of literary gems), falls in love with a much older and dashing Scotsman, and tries her hand at goat-keeping, vege table growing and life in a tiny Scottish hamlet?!

            ISBN 9781912562077
            Released NZ 30 Jul 2019
            Publisher Clink Street Publishing
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            The Brothers York: An English Tragedy

            The Brothers York: An English Tragedy (Hardback)

            By Penn, Thomas

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            In early 1461, a seventeen-year-old boy won a battle on a freezing morning in the Welsh marches, and claimed the crown of England as Edward IV, first king of the usurping house of York. It was a time when old certainties had been shredded: by popular insurgency, economic crisis, ...feuding and a corrupt, bankrupt government presided over by the imbecilic, Lancastrian King Henry VI. The country was in need of a new hero. Magnetic, narcissistic, Edward found himself on the throne, and alongside him his two younger brothers: the unstable, petulant George, Duke of Clarence, and the boy who would emerge from his shadow, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Charismatic, able and ambitious, the brothers would become the figureheads of a spectacular ruling dynasty, one that laid the foundations for a renewal of English royal power. Yet a web of grudges and resentments grew between them, generating a destructive sequence of conspiracy, rebellion, deposition, fratricide, usurpation and regicide. The house of York's brutal end came on 22August 1485 at Bosworth Field, with the death of the youngest brother, now Richard III, at the hands of a new usurper, Henry Tudor. Brothers York is the story of three remarkable brothers, two of whom were crowned kings of England and the other an heir presumptive, whose antagonism was fuelled by the mistrust and vendettas of the age that brought their family to power. The house of York should have been the dynasty that the Tudors became. Its tragedy was that it devoured itself.
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            ISBN 9781846146909
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Kings and Queens of England
             

            The Kings and Queens of England (Hardback)

            By Crofton, Ian

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            For fans of The Crown. From the reign of Alfred the Great - the first king of Wessex to call himself 'king of England' - in the 9th century, to the shock of Norman invasion in the 11th, and from the brutal vicissitudes of late medieval kingship to the comfortable ceremonial of mo...dern-day constitutional monarchy, the story of England's kings and queens is to a large degree that of England herself. Kings and Queens of England offers readable profiles of 59 English monarchs from Harold II to Henry VIII, and from Ethelred the Unready to Elizabeth II. Each monarch is elegantly profiled and the impact of their rule on wider English history clearly and concisely described and analysed. For every king and queen there is a detailed timeline, and the narrative is further amplified by display quotations, feature boxes, panels of key biographical facts, and - last but not least - by 135 lavish full-colour images. Ian Crofton recounts a 1000-year tale of murder, invasion, usurpation, adultery, divorce, civil war and revolution in a manner that is as entertaining as it is informative. The Kings and Queens of England is the perfect choice for anyone looking for an illustrated account of the English monarchy from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present.
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            ISBN 9781787478978
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            Hitler: A Global Biography
             

            Hitler: A Global Biography (Hardback)

            By Simms, Brendan

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            A prize-winning historian presents a deeply learned and radically revisionist biography, arguing that the dictator's main strategic enemy, from the start of his political career in the 1920s, was not communism or the Soviet Union, but capitalism and the U.S.

            ISBN 9780465022373
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2014
            Publisher INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
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