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In Wordsmiths and Warriors, linguist David Crystal and his partner Hilary take us on a historical tour of Britain to show us how – and, more importantly, where – the English language was shaped.

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Award-winning journalist Charles Graeber was not unlike the rest of the United States in being gripped by the case of nurse-turned-serial-killer Charles Cullen.

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George Johnson's The Cancer Chronicles is an epic race through the history of cancer, from dinosaurs to cutting-edge research being performed in laboratories around the world.

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John Moran is a cultural historian with a gift for writing engagingly about the most seemingly mundane aspects of everyday life, such as queues and motorways. In Armchair Nation Moran turns his attention to television.

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At one time, Great Britain was no such thing; it was instead a land of little kingdoms, seized and re-shaped by violence and tyranny, with a host of pagan and tentatively Christian kings vying for overlord status.

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In 1619, Joan Flower and her two daughters Margaret and Philippa were accused of practicing witchcraft after the eldest son of the Earl and Countess of Rutland, their employers at Belvoir Castle, was taken ill and subsequently died.

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Ellen Forney is a bipolar cartoonist, and her graphic memoir Marbles covers her diagnosis at the age of 30 and what came next.

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In an increasingly secular country religion is side-lined more and more, with those who process a faith often seen as relics from a bygone age.

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Birds and People is a labour of love. Probably best described as a birdwatcher’s dream, this 600-page work swoops across the world of birds in unrelenting detail, giving not only the facts, but a compendium of culture, history and folklore.

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