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      A Cat in the Window: Tales from a Cornish Flower Farm.

      Derek and his wife Jeannie left behind cosmopolitan London in the late 50s and bought a farm in Cornwall where they lived for nearly 50 years. Every couple of years he would publish a book about their lives and the animals they loved. This is about their...

      Was: $19.95
      Now: $8.95
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      Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte.

      Covers Josephine's childhood, her first marriage to Alexandre de Beauharnais, her imprisonment during the French Revolution, her tumultuous relationship and marriage with Napoleon, her experience as Empress of France, her obsession with creating a...

      Was: $60.00
      Now: $12.95
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      Beatrice's Spell: The Enduring Legend of Beatrice Cenci.

      Publisher Description Beatrice Cenci was executed in Rome in September 1599- she was sixteen, and hauntingly beautiful. Her crime was the murder of her father, a member of one of the greatest Roman families, but his cruel treatment of her, including...

      Was: $59.95
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      Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran.

      The author, a journalist of Iranian-American background was abducted by four intelligence agents in 2009 and secretly detained in Iran's notorious Evin Prison. She was accused of spying, kept in solitary confinement and sent to trial. She was sentenced...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $12.95
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      Caravans and Wedding Bands: Memories of a Romany Life.

      Though she was a Romany (gypsy) she married an outsider (a gorger). Her memoir vividly captures a time when life was changing forever for these people. She describes her business as a clairvoyant and how she became famous, with celebrities lining up to...

      Was: $19.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Casanova: Actor Lover Priest Spy.

      Casanova is remembered today for his sex life. But he originally trained as a priest, and was at various times a violinist, soldier, alchemist, faith-healer and librarian. He made and lost a couple of fortunes, founded a state lottery, wrote 42 books,...

      Was: $54.95
      Now: $19.95
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      Cleopatra: A Biography.

      The pop culture icon image belittles the reality of the author, diplomat, administrator, linguist and naval commander, the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. The author, Emeritus Professor of Greek and Latin, considers the preceding queens, her daughter and...

      Was: $35.95
      Now: $7.95
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      Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh.

      A concise illustrated biography of the last monarch of the Ptolemaic dynasty. She ruled Egypt with her two brother-husbands, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV and her son, Ptolemy XV aka Caesarion. She was seen as a goddess, a political leader and an alluring...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Elizabeth Fry.

      Through the veil of history the pious purity and ideals of perfection have exalted her life raising her to near sainthood, but Rose adjusts this view to bring us the reality of a portly matron with ten children who gatecrashed her way into public life...

      Was: $35.00
      Now: $12.95
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      Elizabeth I.

      A captivating biography, finely crafted and eloquently detailed, it is a convincing portrait of a complex character. It is very readable and enjoyable. Publisher Description Elizabeth I ruled England in defiance of convention, exercising supreme...

      Was: $29.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Famous Scots and the Supernatural.

      Halliday has been investigating the paranormal for over thirty years and here he examines the achievements of famous Scots through the ages showing how their lives and decisions have been affected by unusual and unlikely influences. He argues that the...

      Was: $33.95
      Now: $5.00
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      Frank McClean: The Godfather of British Naval Aviation.

      With his vast inherited wealth, McClean indulged himself in ballooning, then fixed wing flight. He prepared flying grounds, lent his aircraft for training purposes, did test flying for Short Bros., flew through Tower Bridge, and flew down the Nile. In...

      Was: $75.00
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      Friendship and Betrayal: Ambition and the Limits of Loyalty.

      He explores the fragility of friendship in public life, examining three in detail. They are 17th century Anne of England and her intense attachment to one of her ladies-in-waiting; Benjamin Franklin and his colleague Joseph Galloway whose ideological...

      Was: $75.00
      Now: $12.95
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      Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern India.

      He had incredible drive, was a major political leader and pioneered the use of non-violent resistance. He has inspired civil rights movements all over the world. But he was not a saint. He was a pacifist, but the treatment of his wife and son was cruel;...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Gilded Youth: Three Lives in France's Belle Epoque.

      They were the children of France's most celebrated men of 19th century letters and science - Leon Daudet, son of writer Alphonse; Jean-Baptiste Charcol, son of the famed neurologist (who was mentor to a young Sigmund Freud); and Jeanne Hugo,...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $9.95
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      House of Wits: An Intimate Portrait of the James Family.

      These individuals were nurtured, inspired and damaged by their mercurial father, setting the stage for the intense rivalries and extraordinary achievements. Henry James was a novelist of genius; William was an influential philosopher; Alice, an invalid,...

      Was: $34.95
      Now: $7.95
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      Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother.

      Publisher Description After a three-day romance Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy to become Lady Randolph Churchill. At a time when women were afforded few freedoms, she was a cornerstone of high society and...

      Was: $80.00
      Now: $12.95
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      Josephine: A Life of the Empress.

      Her life was a turbulent one, and her marriage to Napoleon was at first happy. But love gave way to torment and despair, and she sought escape with an obscure officer named Hippolyte Charles. He was the great love of her life. Publisher Description This...

      Was: $24.95
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      King's Cross Kid: A London Childhood Between the Wars.

      Victor Gregg has had a rich and fascinating life. His story begins at the age of five, when life was so hard that the Salvation Army arranged for young Vic to be taken to the Shaftesbury Home for Destitute Children. Home again a year later, the scallywag...

      Was: $29.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World.

      Klein, a science journalist, shows that we still have a lot to learn from Leonardo. He sheds light on the mystery behind the Renaissance artist's paintings, examines his fascination with water, and explains the true significance of da Vinci's dream of...

      Was: $38.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants.

      The servants of this era strove to ensure that life ran smoothly for their employers. Their duties seem a bit OTT today. For instance, a gentleman's valet would need to iron his master's shoelaces, the laundry maid would often bleach whites with urine,...

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