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  • 20 September 2007

5 History Books

Rosemary Goring Scotland: The Autobiography Here comes the story of a nation in the words of its folk from the first century to now. Everyone from Mary Queen of Scots to the Big Yin have their say. Viking.

Roy Hattersley Borrowed Time The ex-Labour number two with a tome subtitled: ‘The True Story of Britain Between the Wars’, features the abdication and the birth of the BBC. Little, Brown.

John Man The Terracotta Army The Genghis Khan author explores the TA, which was discovered by farmers drilling a water well in 1974 having been buried with the Emperor of Qin back in 209 BC. Bantam Press.

Lucy Worsley Cavalier A portrait of William Cavendish who thrived during the time of Charles I. Sex, war and intrigue are all promised. Faber.

Julia Fox Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford The sordid story of Henry VIII is told through the eyes of Anne Boleyn’s sister-in-law and the cousin of Catherine Howard. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

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