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By Simon Heffer
`A riveting account of the pre-First World War years . . . The Age of Decadence is an enormously impressive and enjoyable read.' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times `A magnificent account of a less than magnificent epoch.' Jonathan Meades, Literary Review The folk-memory of Britain in the years before the Great...
Here are his often hilarious takes on the great events of the war - from the Fall of France, via D-Day, to the final Allied victory - but also his wryly amusing depictions of ordinary people in extraordinary times, living in bombed-out streets, dealing with food shortages, coping with blackouts,...
By Rachel Joyce
Frank owns a music shop. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Follow the following links for specially collated The Music Shop playlists:The Music Shop playlist: bit.ly/TheMusicShopPlaylist Father Anthony: bit.ly/FatherAnthonyPlaylist Kit: bit.ly/KitsPlaylist Maud: bit.ly/MaudsPlaylist Hector: bit.ly/HectorsPlaylist
But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war.
By Steven Poole
`Clever and entertaining.' Sunday Times`Elegantly written and full of surprises.' Daily Telegraph`Always entertaining and often eye-opening.' Financial TimesOld ideas that were mocked or ignored for centuries are now storming back to the cutting edge of research and informing the way we lead our lives.
By Tom Dyckhoff
The "iconic" building is the most obvious architectural phenomenon of our age yet, somehow, no one has quite done what Tom Dyckhoff does with The Age of Spectacle, which is to tell its story clearly and plainly.' Rowan Moore, Observer'First class.