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Prepare to be Mesmerised . . .

- March 3rd, 2017

We are delighted to share with you an extract from Wendy Moore’s stunning new book THE MESMERIST. From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, comes the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism . . . Medicine, in the early 1800s, was a brutal business. Operations were performed without anaesthesia while conventional treatment relied on leeches, cupping and toxic potions. The most surgeons could offer by way of pain relief was a large swig of brandy. Onto this scene came John Elliotson, the dazzling new hope…

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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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Read an extract from Hubris by Alistair Horne

- October 23rd, 2015

Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years. In Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century he revisits six battles that changed the course of the twentieth century and reveals the one trait that links them all: hubris.  The ancient Greeks defined hubris as the worst sin a leader, or a nation, could commit. It was the attitude of supreme arrogance, where mortals in their folly would set themselves up against the gods. Its consequences were invariably severe. The Greeks also had a word for what usually followed hubris….

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