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Do you have what it takes to be a Bletchley Park code-breaker?

- June 15th, 2016

The paperback of Gordon Corera’s Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies is out today, and it’s not just a new preface, touching on more recent events since the hardback came out last year, that has been included. In the spirit of the Second World War, where Bletchley Park used crossword puzzles to recruit the best code-breakers, we’ve teamed up with a puzzle setter named Serpent to bring you an exclusive puzzle to test your code-breaking mettle! You’ll find it in the back of the book, but we’re also featuring it here. No job…

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Start reading Isy Suttie’s The Actual One

- January 28th, 2016

Start reading or listening to Isy Suttie’s brilliantly funny memoir The Actual One now – out in hardback, audio and ebook.

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Start reading The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore

- January 26th, 2016

The Romanovs is the epic new history from the bestselling author of Jerusalem. It is out on 28th January in Hardback and ebook, and you can start reading here.

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The Hairy Bikers Blood, Sweat and Tyres: When Si met Dave

- November 12th, 2015

Blood, Sweat & Tyres is the book that every Hairy Bikers fan has been waiting for. Full to the brim with tasty morsels and colourful stories, this genuinely intimate memoir will move, entertain and delight in equal measure. The book is also available as a stunning audiobook, read by the boys themselves. In this exclusive extract, Si reveals how he met Dave as they worked together on the set of The Gambling Man.  ‘What have you got on today, Julian?’ I asked the landlord of the Egypt Cottage pub. It was next door to Tyne Tees TV, and was…

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Stacy Schiff on The Witches

- October 28th, 2015

With Halloween a mere night’s sleep away, we are delighted to share with you an extract from Stacy Schiff’s acclaimed The Witches. We spoke to the Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian about what inspired her to write about one of the great mysteries of American history: the Salem witch trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister’s daughter started to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread…

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