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Books | January 2018


Buy the books reviewed from the Winter 2017 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.

The Templars: Rise and Fall of God's Holy Warriors By Dan Jones £15.62

A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World By Erika Rappaport £24.98

The Rise and Fall of Adam & Eve By Stephen Greenblatt £19.36

African Kaiser: General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa By Robert Gaudi£14.98

Emigrants: Why the English sailed to the New World By James Evans £14.55

The King's Assassin: The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and James I By Benjamin Woolley £13.98

Last Hope Island: Britain occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood that helped turn the Tide of War By Lynne Olson £16.37

One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli and the Great Stink of 1858 By Rosemary Ashton £17.39

The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II By Svetlana Alexievich Trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky £10.59

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe By Deborah Cadbury £16.53

Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine By Anne Applebaum £17.31

The Witch: A History of Fear, From Ancient Times to the Present By Ronald Hutton £17.41

Gainsborough: A Portrait By James Hamilton £16.47

The Black Prince: The King that never was By Michael Jones £19.34

Every Third Thought: On Life, Death and the Endgame By Robert McCrum £11.32

The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn By Margaret Willes £14.98

Gerry Adams: An Unauthorised Life By Malachi O'Doherty £14.99

Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker By A N Wilson £16.47

What Happened By Hillary Rodham Clinton £11.82

Mayhem: A Memoir By Sigrid Rausing £12.24

Travelling Light: Journeys Among Special People and Places By Alastair Sawday £15.35

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor By Adam Kay £12.75

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone By Richard Lloyd Parry £11.87

The Knife Went In: Real-Life Murderers and our Culture By Theodore Dalrymple £12.82

The Power and the Story: The Global Battle for News and Information By John Lloyd £16.87

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence By Max Tegmark £13.50

Improbable Destinies: How Predictable is Evolution? By Jonathan Losos £13.31

Into the Grey Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border between Life and Death By Adrian Owen £12.63

Long Road From Jarrow: A Journey through Britain Then and Now By Stuart Maconie £13.02

Land of Plenty: A Journey through the Fields and Foods of Modern Britain By Charlie Pye-Smith £13.39

Joyce in Court: James Joyce and the Law By Adrian Hardiman £16.63

House of Fiction: From Pemberley to Brideshead, Great British Houses in Literature and Life By Phyllis Richardson £13.79

The Mile End Murder: The Case Conan Doyle Couldn't Solve By Sinclair McKay £13.09

In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea By Danny Goldberg £10.86

Can't Stand up for Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories By Allan Jones £11.98

Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 By Lizzy Goodman £13.49

Munich By Robert Harris £14.80

The Golden House By Salman Rushdie £15.36

Midwinter Break By Bernard MacLaverty £11.14

Friend of my Youth By Amit Chaudhuri £9.20

Beautiful Animals By Lawrence Osborne £10.97


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