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Books | July 2018


Buy the books reviewed from the Summer 2018 supplement via Wordery by clicking on the title. Please note that Wordery prices will fluctuate but below prices are correct at time of magazine going to print.

France: A history from Gaul to de Gaulle By John Julius Norwich £17.49

Left Bank: Art, Passion and the rebirth of Paris, 1940-50 By Agnes Poirier £16.50

The Birth of the RAF 1918: The World's first air force By Richard Overy £10.25

Behemoth: A history of the factory and the making of the modern world By Joshua B Freeman £17.46

Berlin 1936: Sixteen days in August By Oliver Hilms, Trans. Jefferson Chase £12.19

Medieval Bodies: Life, death and art in the Middle Ages By Jack Hartnell £14.84

Secret Pigeon Service: Operation Columba, resistance and struggle to liberate Europe By Gordon Corera £13.92

Francis I: The Maker of Modern France By Leonie Frieda £17.38

Brit(ish): On race, identity and belonging By Afua Hirsch £11.88

Unmasked: A memoir By Andrew Lloyd Webber £13.88

A good time to be a girl: Don't lean in, change the system By Helena Morrissey £9.68

Meghan: A Hollywood Princess By Andrew Morton £14.62

The Cost of Living By Deborah Levy £8.27

A Tokyo Romance: A memoir By Ian Buruma £11.66

Somebody I used to know By Wendy Mitchell with Anna Wharton £11.17

To Throw Away Unopened By Viv Albertine £10.48

Educated By Tara Westover £9.44

Napoleon Volume 2: The Spirit of the Age By Michael Broers £19.38

Napoleon: Passion, Death and Resurrection 1815-1840 By Philip Dwyer £16.63

Rosie: Scenes from a vanished life By Rose Tremain £9.51

Painter to the King By Amy Sackville £10.48

The Executor By Blake Morrison £12.80

The Friendly Ones By Philip Hensher £9.85

The Trick to Time By Kit De Waal £9.28

Upstate By James Wood £9.65

Whistler's Mother: Portrait of an extraordinary life By Daniel E Sutherland and Georgia Toutziari £15.60

Mothers: An essay on love and cruelty By Jacqueline Rose £9

Writers and their Mothers edited by Dale Salwak £13.50

The Unmapped Mind: A memoir of neurology, incurable disease and learning how to live By Christian Doinlan £10.18

Beyond Weird: Why everything you thought you knew about quantum physics is different By Philip Ball £12.19

X and Why: the rules of attraction: why gender still matters By Tom Whipple £6.98

Brainstorm: Detective stories from the world of neurology By Suzanne O'Sullivan £10.40

The Drugs that changed our minds: The history of psychiatry in ten treatments By Lauren Slater £14.68

Enlightenment Now: The case for reason, science, humanism and progress By Steven Pinker £14.26

Rise up women: The remarkable lives of the suffragettes By Diane Atkinson £17.52

Hearts and Minds: The Untold Story of the great pilgrimage and how women won the vote By Jane Robinson £12.49

Death in Ten Minutes: Kitty Marion, Activist, Arsonist, Suffragette By Fern Riddell £17.14

The Secret Barrister: Stories of the law and how it's broken By The Secret Barrister £10.71

An Inconvenient death: How the establishment covered up the David Kelly Affair By Miles Goslett £11.28

Hired: Six Months undercover in low-wage Britain By James Bloodworth £8.43

Skin in the game: hidden asymetries in Daily Life By Nassim Nicholas Taleb £12.76

A higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership By James Comey £11.67

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic By David Frum £12.70

Owl Sense By Miriam Darlington £9.93

Arlott Swanton and the soul of English Cricket By Stephen Fay and David Kynaston £13.53

The Wood: The Life and times of Cockshutt Wood By John Lewis-Stempel £10.24

Phantom Architecture By Philip Wilkinson £15.60

Nefertiti's Face: The Creation of an icon By Joyce Tyldesley £12.52

The Old Man and the Sand Eel By Will Millard £9.94

The Goose Road by Rowena House £7.15

Flamingo Boy By Michael Morpurgo £10.34

The Buried Crown By Ally Sherrick £4.98

The Children of Willesden By Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen £5.81

Ruby in the Ruins By Shirley Hughes £9.98

The Day War Came By Nicola Davies £7.20

Plantopedia: A Celebration of Nature's Greatest Show-Offs By Adrienne Barman £10.97

Manhattan Beach By Jennifer Egan £8.50

Endurance: A Year in Space A Lifetime of Discovery By Scott Kelly £8.35

The Idiot By Elif Batuman £6.46


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