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Henry VIII: King and Court
Alison Weir
Posted 26/07/2011

I always enjoy Alison Weir's books - she has a lively, engaging style and a knack for bringing both her subjects and the world they lived in truly to life, and this book is no exception.

Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
John Cornwell
Posted 26/07/2011

One of the enduring controversies of the Catholic Church has been its role, or perhaps more appropriately its lack of role, in speaking out against the Holocaust.

Down and Dirty Pictures
Peter Biskind
Posted 26/07/2011

Whilst somewhat lacking in the outrageousness and salacious detail of his previous book, 'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls', this is a more than worthy follow-up.

Easy Riders Raging Bulls
Peter Biskind
Posted 26/07/2011

I always wonder how this book ever got published, because I don't think there's anything good in it about any of the directors and actors highlighted therein.

A World on Fire An Epic History of Two Nations Divided
Amanda Foreman
Posted 26/07/2011

I've read innumerable books on the American Civil War, but this one is really quite unique - the American Civil War from the British perspective.

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