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Merchant Adventurers is historian James Evans’ first foray into popular non-fiction. His subject is a sea voyage made from Tudor England in search of a north-east passage through the arctic.

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Anyone looking for that quirky gift or unusual literary present this Christmas may find it in the brilliantly fastidious The Book of 365.  Taking the numbers 1 through 366 (despite the title), the authors present 366 mini-essays that explore a particular

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The internet is an integral part of any highly developed economy; seemingly everything is connected to the network, from banks and businesses to power stations and military drones.

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Australian academic and critic Peter Conrad has turned his attention to the American ideal in his first piece of popular non-fiction since Creation in 2007.

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A self-help guide for women offering practical advice on finding your inner voice, moulding your vision and making things happen. The book identifies that many women are being held back…by themselves.

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Did you know that the BBC's first director general John Reith didn't know at his interview what broadcasting was? Or that running over the end of a programme is called "crashing the pips"?

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The Dress is divided into 100 themes such as the little black dress and the empire line.

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The task of bringing one of history’s undeservedly neglected queens to life would be a daunting challenge for any historian, and yet it is one that Sara Cockerill, a barrister by trade, has managed splendidly.

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In 2007 Russell Edwards bought a silk shawl which had allegedly belonged to Catherine Eddowes, a victim of the Victorian serial killer Jack the Ripper.

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In In Real Life host of MTV’s "Catfish" Nev Schulman examines how we conduct ourselves online; how we live and love in the age of social media.

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Brush up your Shakespeare with this, the fourth ''for grown-ups'' book by Foley and Coates.  It is subtitled "Everything You Need to Know About the Bard" and, by-and-large, lives up to its promise. The pace is brisk as there are only 300 pages, but this is a surprisingly weighty text.

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