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The Romanovs: 1613-1918
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From distinguished foreign correspondent John Simpson, a fascinating history of what it is to risk life and limb to bring home news of the troubled world.
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The Pursuit of Power: Europe, 1815-1914
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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography
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Historian Lucy Worsley visits Jane Austen at home, exploring the author's life through the places which meant the most to her.
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Sugar: The world corrupted, from...
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