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A royal experiment - the private life of King George III A royal experiment - the private life of King George III

"The surprising, deliciously dramatic, and ultimately heartbreaking story of King George III's radical pursuit of happiness in his private life with Queen Charlotte and their 15 children. In the U.S., Britain's George III, the protagonist of A Royal Experiment, is known as the king from whom Americans won their independence and as "the mad king," but in Janice Hadlow's groundbreaking and entertaining new biography, he is another character altogether--compelling and relatable. He was the first of

Nov 25, 2014
America's pastor - Billy Graham and the shaping of a nation America's pastor - Billy Graham and the shaping of a nation

Nov 26, 2014
Angels by the river - a memoir Angels by the river - a memoir

Nov 25, 2014
Blind curves - a woman, a motorcycle, and a journey to reinvent herself Blind curves - a woman, a motorcycle, and a journey to reinvent herself

After months of following one-size-fits-all advice for a fifty-seven-year-old widow, Linda Crill is still miserable, until she makes a rebellious, spur-of-the-moment decision : she trades her corporate suits for motorcycle leathers and commits herself to a 2,500-mile road trip down America's Pacific Northwest coast on a Harley. The problem is that she doesn't know how to ride and has only thirty days to learn. Four short weeks later, Linda joins two men and a woman for a white-knuckle, exhilarat

Nov 26, 2014
Ideas of order - a close reading of Shakespeare's sonnets Ideas of order - a close reading of Shakespeare's sonnets

"An approachable and indispensable guide to Shakespeare's sonnets Shakespeare's sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate, daring, intimate, and moving as any love poems we may encounter. And yet, they are often misunderstood--as W. H. Auden remarked, "more nonsense has been talked and written, more intellectual and emotional energy expended in vain, on the sonnets of Shakespeare than on any other literary work in the world." Ideas of Order instills pleasure

Nov 25, 2014
Ivan Pavlov - a Russian life in science Ivan Pavlov - a Russian life in science

Nov 25, 2014
Mandela - my prisoner, my friend Mandela - my prisoner, my friend

After more than a decade as a prison guard overseeing Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), Brand, with the assistance of Mail on Sunday Africa correspondent Jones, chronicles the unlikely personal relationship they built.

Nov 25, 2014
My Tibetan childhood - when ice shattered stone My Tibetan childhood - when ice shattered stone

Nov 27, 2014
The Churchill factor - how one man made history The Churchill factor - how one man made history

The mayor of London and former Spectator editor challenges popular misconceptions to assess Churchill's enduring influence on the world, discussing the many contradictions of his life and his considerable political and military achievements.

Nov 27, 2014