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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 87 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thomson
    Never Anyone But You - by Rupert Thomson

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472153487 | ISBN 10: 1472153480

    Based on actual events, Never Anyone But You is the gripping, beautifully written story of a love affair between two revolutionary female artists who challenged the conventions of art and gender during the long twentieth century.  A small cit ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz - by Heather Morris

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785763670 | ISBN 10: 1785763679

    Heart-breaking – a tale of love and survival amidst the horrors of Auschwitz Human – the real story behind one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust – the blue numbers tattooed on prisoners' arms Inspirational – the very best of human ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford
    The Good Doctor of Warsaw - by Elisabeth Gifford

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786492487 | ISBN 10: 1786492482

    ‘You do not leave a sick child alone to face the dark and you do not leave a child at a time like this.’   Deeply in love and about to marry, students Misha and Sophia flee a Warsaw under Nazi occupation for a chance at freedom. Forced to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Other People
    Other People's Houses - by Lore Segal

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781908745750 | ISBN 10: 1908745754

    A new edition marking the 80th Anniversary of the Kindertransport.   Nine months after the Nazi occupation of Austria, 600 Jewish children assembled at Vienna station to board the first of the kindertransports bound for Britain. Among them was ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Die in Spring by Ralf Rothmann
    To Die in Spring - by Ralf Rothmann

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509812868 | ISBN 10: 1509812865

    "[To Die in Spring] holds its own against [Günter] Grass and [Erich Maria] Remarque; it is an excellent work, and one deserving of its wide readership."(Guardian) Walter Urban and Friedrich ‘Fiete’ Caroli work side by side as hands on a dairy ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sophie Scholl and the White Rose by Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn
    Sophie Scholl and the White Rose - by Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786072504 | ISBN 10: 1786072505

    This is the gripping story of the five Munich university students who set up an underground resistance movement in World War II, featured in the award-winning Oscar-nominated film, Sophie Scholl - The Final Days.  This 75th anniversary edition c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 by Richard van Emden, with Harry Patch
    The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 - by Richard van Emden, with Harry Patch

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408897225 | ISBN 10: 1408897229

    On 17 June 2009, Harry Patch celebrated his 111th birthday. At the time, he was the last living British Tommy that had fought in the trenches of the First World War. Now that direct link with the past has gone. From his vivid memories of an Edwardian ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada, translated by Allan Blunden
    Nightmare in Berlin - by Hans Fallada, translated by Allan Blunden

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911344506 | ISBN 10: 1911344501

    Available for the first time in English, here is an unforgettable portrayal by a master novelist of the physical and psychological devastation wrought in the homeland by Hitler’s war.   Late April, 1945. The war is over yet Dr Doll, a loner and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars by Stephen Bourne
    Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars - by Stephen Bourne

    £17.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784538743 | ISBN 10: 1784538744

    In this astonishing new history of wartime Britain, historian Stephen Bourne unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and at home, and brings to light the great unheralded contribution they made to the war effort ... more

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  • Cover image of book Darkness Over Germany: A Warning from History by E Amy Buller
    Darkness Over Germany: A Warning from History - by E Amy Buller

    £15.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911350194 | ISBN 10: 1911350196

    Darkness Over Germany delivers a stark warning from history of how a man with little political experience rose up as a voice of the people, a voice for the disenfranchised who were suffering the injustices of social inequality and unemployment. &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Primer by Bertolt Brecht, edited by John Willett
    War Primer - by Bertolt Brecht, edited by John Willett

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784782085 | ISBN 10: 1784782084

    A terrifying series of short poems by one of the world’s leading playwrights, set to images of World War II.  In this singular book written during World War Two, Bertolt Brecht presents a devastating visual and lyrical attack on war under mod ... more

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  • Cover image of book Devotion by Louisa Young
    Devotion - by Louisa Young

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780007532902 | ISBN 10: 0007532903

    From the bestselling author of My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You and The Heroes’ Welcome, Louisa Young's Devotion is a novel of family, love, race and politics set during the electric change of the 1930s. Tom loves Nenna. Nenna loves her father. Her f ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker
    A Country Road, A Tree - by Jo Baker

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780552779524 | ISBN 10: 0552779520

    Paris, 1939: The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs Elysees. A young writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
    The Gustav Sonata - by Rose Tremain

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784700201 | ISBN 10: 1784700207

    ***Shortlisted for the Costa Book Award***   ** The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller **   What is the difference between friendship and love? Or between neutrality and commitment? Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in 'neutral' Switze ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Own Dear Brother by Holly Müller
    My Own Dear Brother - by Holly Müller

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408866795 | ISBN 10: 140886679x

    It is 1944, and war has taken the men in Nazi-controlled Austria to the front line. For thirteen-year-old Ursula Hildesheim life in the village of Felddorf remains almost as it was: bullied by her schoolmates, idly thieving from the village shop, enl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Raj at War: A People
    The Raj at War: A People's History of India's Second World War - by Dr. Yasmin Khan

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099542278 | ISBN 10: 0099542277

    The Second World War was not fought by Britain alone. India produced the largest volunteer army in world history: over 2 million men. But, until now, there has never been a comprehensive account of India's turbulent home front and the nexus between w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys
    The Evening Chorus - by Helen Humphreys

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781781253038 | ISBN 10: 178125303x

    Shot down on his first RAF mission, James Hunter spends his war in a German prison camp. The other captive soldiers busy themselves planning their escapes, but James dedicates himself to a detailed study of the redstarts nesting just beyond the camp ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
    The Japanese Lover - by Isabel Allende

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781471152191 | ISBN 10: 1471152197

    From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Good Place to Hide: How One Community Saved Thousands from the Nazis in World War II by Peter Grose
    A Good Place to Hide: How One Community Saved Thousands from the Nazis in World War II - by Peter Grose

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781857886498 | ISBN 10: 1857886496

    Nobody asked questions, nobody demanded money and everybody kept their mouths shut.   In the upper reaches of the Loire lies an isolated plateau and the secluded village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. Their whole village was honoured not just by t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Noonday by Pat Barker
    Noonday - by Pat Barker

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241966037 | ISBN 10: 0241966035

    In Noonday, Pat Barker - the Man Booker-winning author of the definitive WWI trilogy, Regeneration - turns for the first time to WWII. 'Afterwards, it was the horses she remembered, galloping towards them out of the orange-streaked darkness, thei ... more

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  • Cover image of book La Place de l
    La Place de l'Etoile - by Patrick Modiano

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408867952 | ISBN 10: 1408867958

    Modiano's debut novel is a sardonic, often grotesque satire of France during the Nazi occupation.   We are immediately plunged into the hallucinatory imagination of Raphal Schlemilovitch, a young Jewish man, torn between self-aggrandisement ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jakob
    Jakob's Colours - by Lindsay Hawdon

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781444797664 | ISBN 10: 1444797662

    Inspired by the lost voices of the Romany Holocaust this heartbreaking and tender novel will appeal to readers who loved Sophie's Choice, Schindler's Ark and The Book Thief.   Austria, 1944. Jakob, a gypsy boy - half Roma, half Yenish - runs, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Perfidia by James Ellroy
    Perfidia - by James Ellroy

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099537755 | ISBN 10: 0099537753

    Los Angeles, December 6, 1941. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. War fever and race hate grip the city and the internment of Japanese-Americans begins.  Following the hellish murder of a Japanese fa ... more

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  • Cover image of book If This is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler
    If This is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women - by Sarah Helm

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349120034 | ISBN 10: 034912003x

    The compelling story of the only concentration camp for women by the acclaimed author of A Life in Secrets. On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 800 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - were marched through ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard
    Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War - by Susan Southard

    £20.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780285643277 | ISBN 10: 0285643274

    "Politicians debating the nuclear deal with Iran would do well to spend some time with Southards Nagasaki. It does not tell us what to do. It only reminds us of the stakes."(Washington Post) On August 9th, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance by Robert Gildea
    Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance - by Robert Gildea

    £20.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571280346 | ISBN 10: 057128034x

    The story of the French Resistance is central to French identity, but it is a story built on myths. 'La Rsistance franaise' was not simply a national effort to free the country from German occupation, but a wider struggle, filled with conflicts and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Death
    The Death's Head Chess Club - by John Donoghue

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782393139 | ISBN 10: 1782393137

    Can you ever forgive the unforgivable?  In 1962, Emil Clment comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland. They haven't seen one another in almost two decades. Clment, once known only as The Watchmaker, is a Jewish f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead
    Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France - by Caroline Moorehead

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099554646 | ISBN 10: 009955464x

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands who were pursued by ... more

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  • Cover image of book Warsaw Boy: A Memoir of a Wartime Childhood by Andrew Borowiec
    Warsaw Boy: A Memoir of a Wartime Childhood - by Andrew Borowiec

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241964033 | ISBN 10: 0241964032

    Warsaw Boy is the remarkable true story of a sixteen-year old boy soldier in war-torn Poland. "The best-ever account of what is was like to be young and fighting in the Warsaw Rising"(Neal Ascherson, Sunday Herald, Books of the Year) Poland ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Can
    I Can't Begin to Tell You - by Elizabeth Buchan

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780718158002 | ISBN 10: 0718158008

    Elizabeth Buchan brings us a beautifully told story of courage, love and lies in wartime Europe in her heart-breaking new novel I Can't Begin to Tell You.   When the Nazis invade Denmark, British-born Kay Eberstern is sickened when Bror - her ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shame and the Captives by Thomas Keneally
    Shame and the Captives - by Thomas Keneally

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781444781274 | ISBN 10: 1444781278

    A dramatic and fascinating novel based on a notorious breakout by Japanese prisoners from an Australian POW camp in 1944, encapsulating the impact of war on ordinary lives.  On the edge of a small Australian town, far from the battlefields of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gone to Ground: One Woman
    Gone to Ground: One Woman's Extraordinary Account of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany - by Marie Jalowicz-Simon

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781254141 | ISBN 10: 1781254141

    Thrilling and terrifying by turns, this is the gripping account of a young Jewish woman who survived the Second World War by going to ground in Berlin.   Berlin 1941. Marie Jalowicz Simon, a nineteen-year-old Jewish woman, makes an extraordina ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shark by Will Self
    Shark - by Will Self

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141046389 | ISBN 10: 0141046384

    Shark turns upon an actual incident in WWII - mentioned in the film Jaws - when the ship which had delivered the fissile material to the south Pacific to be dropped on Hiroshima was subsequently sunk by a Japanese submarine with the loss of 900 men, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Merseyside at War by Anthony Hogan
    Merseyside at War - by Anthony Hogan

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781445637600 | ISBN 10: 144563760x

    As one of Britains largest cities, Liverpool was heavily targeted during the two world wars. Many residents of Merseyside lost their lives in the conflict, both in active combat and as a result of hardships on the Home Front. In this book, author An ... more

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  • Cover image of book After the Bombing by Clare Morrall
    After the Bombing - by Clare Morrall

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781444736465 | ISBN 10: 1444736469

    By the author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour, an ambitious and moving exploration of the lasting impact of the Second World War.  Alma Braithwaite was a teenager in Exeter when her boarding school was bombed in 1942. Twenty-one years later, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
    Alan Turing: The Enigma - by Andrew Hodges

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781784700089 | ISBN 10: 1784700088

    The official book behind the eight-time Oscar-nominated film, The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley   Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by Brit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women at the Ready: The Remarkable Story of the Women
    Women at the Ready: The Remarkable Story of the Women's Voluntary Services on the Home Front - by Robert and Patricia Malcolmson

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780349138725 | ISBN 10: 0349138729

    A lively history of the Second World War on the Home Front told through the stories of the women serving in the Women's Voluntary Services From the summer of 1938, British women from all walks of life joined the Women's Voluntary Services (WVS). Thi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn
    The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - by Daniel Mendelsohn

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780007550128 | ISBN 10: 000755012x

    National Book Critics Circle Award   Los Angeles Times Book Prize   New York Times Notable   National Jewish Book Award   In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt
    The Two Hotel Francforts - by David Leavitt

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408843215 | ISBN 10: 1408843218

    It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon is one of the only neutral ports left in Europe a city filled with spies, crowned heads and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Undertaking by Audrey Magee
    The Undertaking - by Audrey Magee

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782391050 | ISBN 10: 1782391053

    Shortlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 A soldier on the Russian Front marries a photograph of a woman he has never met. Hundreds of miles away in Berlin, the woman marries a photograph of the soldier. It is a contract of busi ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France by Mary Louise Roberts
    What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France - by Mary Louise Roberts

    £13.50   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780226923116 | ISBN 10: 0226923118

    How do you convince men to charge across heavily mined beaches into deadly machine-gun fire? Do you appeal to their bonds with their fellow soldiers, their patriotism, their desire to end tyranny and mass murder? Certainly but if youre the US Army ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ruby
    Ruby's War - by Johanna Winard

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780749013745 | ISBN 10: 0749013745

    1942 - a quiet Lancashire village will soon be divided by war. In the autumn of 1942, fifteen year old Ruby is collected from her aunts guesthouse by her grandfather. She is taken to live with him in a village in industrial Lancashire, where a fe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anne Frank: The Biography by Melissa Mller
    Anne Frank: The Biography - by Melissa Mller

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408842102 | ISBN 10: 1408842106

    Tracing Anne Franks life from an early childhood in an assimilated family to her adolescence in German-occupied Amsterdam, Melissa Mllers biography, originally published in 1998, follows her life right up until her desperate end in Bergen Belsen. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible... on Schindler
    The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible... on Schindler's List - by Leon Leyson, with Marilyn J. Harran and Elizabeth B. Leyson

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781471119682 | ISBN 10: 1471119688

    Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let Me Tell You a Story: One Girl
    Let Me Tell You a Story: One Girl's Escape from the Nazis - by Renata Calverley

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408834527 | ISBN 10: 1408834529

    Przemysl, Poland, 1939. Two-year-old Renata is woken by her Mamusia in the middle of the night and bundled into the basement. The peacock quilt she is wrapped in reminds her of a story about a giant who guards a mysterious place called the Underworld ... more

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  • Cover image of book Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz by Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren
    Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz - by Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781849546539 | ISBN 10: 1849546533

    Through thick and thin, never separate. Stick together, guard each other, and live for one another.  As Hitlers war intensified, the Ovitz family would have good reason to stand by their mothers mantra. Descending from the cattle train into ... more

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  • Cover image of book Conversations with Stalin by Milovan Djilas
    Conversations with Stalin - by Milovan Djilas

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780141393094 | ISBN 10: 0141393092

    A mesmerising, chilling close-up portrayal of Stalin from Milovan Djilas, a Communist insider - with an introduction from Anne Applebaum, author of Gulag and Iron Curtain.   This extraordinarily vivid and unnerving book three meetings held wit ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Railway Man by Eric Lomax
    The Railway Man - by Eric Lomax

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780099583844 | ISBN 10: 0099583844

    Now a major film starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Irvine (Warhorse).  During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War by Bernard Wasserstein
    On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War - by Bernard Wasserstein

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846681905 | ISBN 10: 1846681901

    A major history examining the realities of Jewish life across Europe up to the very eve of World War Two.  This is the portrait of a world on the eve of its destruction. Bernard Wasserstein presents a disturbing interpretation of the collapse ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Skinning Tree by Srikumar Sen
    The Skinning Tree - by Srikumar Sen

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846882968 | ISBN 10: 1846882966

    Set against the Japanese advance on India during the Second World War, The Skinning Tree centres on the nine-year-old Sabby, who lives in a Calcutta family where sophisticated British habits such as bridge and dinner parties co-exist with Indian valu ... more

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  • Cover image of book HHhH by Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor
    HHhH - by Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099555643 | ISBN 10: 0099555646

    An astonishing, unforgettable novel: a thrilling Second World War assassination plot told with rare literary brilliance.  Two men have been enlisted to kill the head of the Gestapo. This is Operation Anthropoid, Prague, 1942: two Czechoslovak ... more

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  • Cover image of book These Wonderful Rumours! A Young Schoolteacher
    These Wonderful Rumours! A Young Schoolteacher's Wartime Diaries 1939-1945 - by May Smith

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844088119 | ISBN 10: 1844088111

    'The People's War' comes to life in this wonderful diary of life on the Home Front during World War Two.  May Smith is twenty-four at the outbreak of World War Two; at night, the sirens wail, and the young men of the village leave to fight. But ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nagasaki: The Massacre of the Innocent and the Unknowing by Craig Collie
    Nagasaki: The Massacre of the Innocent and the Unknowing - by Craig Collie

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846274428 | ISBN 10: 1846274427

    The events of a few days in August 1945 brought WWII to an end. They also destroyed the city of Nagasaki and killed 80,000 of its inhabitants, half of them instantly.   Craig Collie is the first person to interview elderly survivors and desce ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Motherland Call: Britain
    The Motherland Call: Britain's Black Servicemen & Women, 1939-45 - by Stephen Bourne

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780752465852 | ISBN 10: 0752465856

    Very little attention has been given to the thousands of black British, Caribbean and West African servicemen and - women who supported the British war effort from 193945. Black volunteers from across the British Empire enthusiastically joined the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Merseyside War Years: Then & Now by Daniel K. Longman
    Merseyside War Years: Then & Now - by Daniel K. Longman

    £12.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780752463520 | ISBN 10: 0752463527

    With its strategic shipping ports and factories, the towns and cities dotted along the River Mersey soon became some of Hitlers most heavily targeted sites during the Second World War. In August 1940 the German Luftwaffe attacked Birkenhead in what ... more

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  • Cover image of book A People
    A People's History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus Empire - by Donny Gluckstein

    £22.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780745328027 | ISBN 10: 0745328024

    A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought 'from below'. Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focussed on the conflict between the Allied and Axis powers for imperialist master ... more

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  • Cover image of book Millions Like Us: Women
    Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in the Second World War - by Virginia Nicholson

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141037899 | ISBN 10: 014103789x

    We tend to see the Second World War as a man's war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of "Total War" millions of women - in the Services and on the Home Front - demonstrated that they were cleverer, m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Half of the Human Race by Anthony Quinn
    Half of the Human Race - by Anthony Quinn

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099531944 | ISBN 10: 0099531941

    Summer of 1911. The streets of London ring with cheers for a new king's coronation and the cries of increasingly violent suffragette protests.   Connie Callaway, fired up by the possibilities of independence, wants more than the conventio ... more

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  • Cover image of book A People
    A People's History of World War II - by Marc Favreau

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781595581662 | ISBN 10: 1595581669

    "Ive lived about thirty-eight years after the war and about twenty years before. For me its B.W. and A.W. before the war and after the war. I suspect there are a lot of people like me."(Robert Rasmus, interviewed by Studs Terkel) The most ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous
    A Woman in Berlin - by Anonymous

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844087976 | ISBN 10: 1844087972

    Between April 20th and June 22nd of 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her experiences, o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey with Rob Broomby
    The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz - by Denis Avey with Rob Broomby

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781444714197 | ISBN 10: 1444714198

    The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz is the extraordinary true story of a British soldier who marched willingly into Buna-Monowitz, the concentration camp known as Auschwitz III.  In the summer of 1944, Denis Avey was being held in a POW labo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Finding Poland by Matthew Kelly
    Finding Poland - by Matthew Kelly

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099515999 | ISBN 10: 0099515997

    An expansive, insightful and moving history of the Polish experience during World War Two, and its lasting legacy.  Following the partitioning of Poland by Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, Matthew Kellys great grandmother and her tw ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Save a People by Alex Kershaw
    To Save a People - by Alex Kershaw

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099539131 | ISBN 10: 0099539136

    New York Times bestselling author Alex Kershaw has written the first full biography of one of the most remarkable men to have outwitted Hitler Raoul Wallenberg, the young Swedish diplomat who almost single-handedly saved the lives of countless Hung ... more

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  • Cover image of book Firefighters and the Blitz by Francis Beckett
    Firefighters and the Blitz - by Francis Beckett

    £13.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780850366730 | ISBN 10: 0850366739

    Firefighters in the Second World War were as crucial to victory as the army - and they ran the same sort of risks.  Sixteen thousand were killed and 180,000 injured. The rest never forgot the dreadful things they saw: "Once you've pulled ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Will Not Go to War: Conscientious Objection During the World Wars by Felicity Goodall
    We Will Not Go to War: Conscientious Objection During the World Wars - by Felicity Goodall

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780752458571 | ISBN 10: 0752458574

    During the First and Second World Wars thousands of men and women refused the call to arms. Reviled, starved and beaten, theirs was a battle of conscience.   In the First World War, seventy-three conscientious objectors died as a result o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mother Country: Britain
    Mother Country: Britain's Black Community on the Home Front 1939-45 - by Stephen Bourne

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780752456102 | ISBN 10: 0752456105

    Very little attention has been given to black British and West African and Caribbean citizens who lived and worked on the front line during the Second World War. Yet black people were under fire in cities like Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, London an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Called Up, Sent Down: The Bevin Boys
    Called Up, Sent Down: The Bevin Boys' War - by Tom Hickman

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780752457499 | ISBN 10: 0752457497

    At the outbreak of the Second World War the government short-sightedly allowed thousands of miners to enlist in the armed services. By 1943 the war effort was in danger of grinding to a halt because of a lack of coal. In answer Ernest Bevin, the Mini ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
    Black Mamba Boy - by Nadifa Mohamed

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007315772 | ISBN 10: 0007315775

    For fans of Half of a Yellow Sun, a stunning novel set in 1930s Somalia spanning a decade of war and upheaval, all seen through the eyes of a small boy alone in the world. Aden, 1935; a city vibrant, alive, and full of hidden dangers. And home to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sucking Eggs: What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet, Thrift and Going Green by Patricia Nicol
    Sucking Eggs: What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet, Thrift and Going Green - by Patricia Nicol

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099521129 | ISBN 10: 0099521121

    A clever, colourful, comparative history showing us that, when it comes to being green, resourceful and eco-friendly, our grannies can show us the way...  Recycling, composting, buying locally-sourced food and vintage clothing, checking air m ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Happy Days In Hell by Gyorgy Faludy
    My Happy Days In Hell - by Gyorgy Faludy

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141193205 | ISBN 10: 0141193204

    My Happy Days in Hell (1962) is Gyorgy Faludy's grimly beautiful autobiography of his battle to survive tyranny and oppression. Fleeing Hungary in 1938 as the German army approaches, acclaimed poet Faludy journeys to Paris, where he finds a lover ... more

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  • Cover image of book How I Came to Know Fish by Oto Pavel
    How I Came to Know Fish - by Oto Pavel

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141192833 | ISBN 10: 0141192836

    How I Came to Know Fish (1974) is Ota Pavel's magical memoir of his childhood in Czechoslovakia.   Fishing with his father and his Uncle Prosek - the two finest fishermen in the world - he takes a peaceful pleasure from the rivers and ponds o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peace by Richard Bausch
    Peace - by Richard Bausch

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848870857 | ISBN 10: 184887085x

    Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. Dismal icy rain falls, unabated, for days. Three American soldiers set out on the gruelling ascent of a perilous Italian mountainside in the murky closing days of World War II. Haunted by the col ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rescue Man by Anthony Quinn
    The Rescue Man - by Anthony Quinn

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099531937 | ISBN 10: 0099531933

    Summer, 1939. Historian Tom Baines is at work on a study of Liverpool's architectural past. His mood, like the rest of the country's, is distracted by the ominous rumblings from Europe; if war should come, will the buildings and streets that he docum ... more

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  • Cover image of book Resistance: Memoirs of Occupied France by Agnes Humbert
    Resistance: Memoirs of Occupied France - by Agnes Humbert

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747596745 | ISBN 10: 0747596743

    In the summer of 1940, as the German Occupation tightened its grip on Paris, Agns Humbert helped to establish one of the first resistance cells. Within a year the group was publishing a news bulletin, helping allied airmen escape and passing militar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma
    Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan - by Ian Buruma

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781843549604 | ISBN 10: 1843549603

    In Wages of Guilt, Ian Buruma explores the duplicity of feeling towards World War II amongst the people of two very different participant countries: Germany and Japan. In this highly original and now classic text, Ian Buruma explores and compares ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Women
    The Women's Land Army - by Bob Powell and Nigel Westacott

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780752451169 | ISBN 10: 0752451162

    This book brings together a wealth of black and white pictures which together record not only the operations of the WLA but also scenes of the countryside between 1939 and 1950.  Drawn from the worldwide albums of many ex-land girls at a time wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hiroshima by John Hersey
    Hiroshima - by John Hersey

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141041865 | ISBN 10: 0141041862

    When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, it was the beginning of a terrifying new episode in human history.   Written only a year after the disaster, John Hersey brought the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Voyage of the Damned: A Shocking True Story of Hope, Betrayal and Nazi Terror by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts
    Voyage of the Damned: A Shocking True Story of Hope, Betrayal and Nazi Terror - by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906779047 | ISBN 10: 190677904x

    In May 1939, the SS St Louis set sail from Hamburg carrying 937 German Jews seeking asylum from Nazi persecution. While the whole world watched and waited, the unfortunate travellers embarked on a strange and terrifying journey. Unknown to the captai ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto by Mary Berg
    The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto - by Mary Berg

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781851685851 | ISBN 10: 1851685855

    On her fifteenth birthday, as the German army tightens its grip on Warsaw, Mary Berg begins writing her diary. She does not yet know that by the time she has filled twelve small notebooks she will have endured four years of Nazi terror and recorded i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima
    Confessions of a Mask - by Yukio Mishima

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780720612851 | ISBN 10: 0720612853

    This autobiographical novel, regarded as Mishimas finest book, is the haunting story of a Japanese boys development toward a homosexual identity during and after the Second World War.   Detailing his progress from an isolated childhood thro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Radical: The Education of an American Revolutionary 1946-1968 by Nelson Peary
    Black Radical: The Education of an American Revolutionary 1946-1968 - by Nelson Peary

    £21.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781595581457 | ISBN 10: 1595581456

    Black Fire, the celebrated first volume of Nelson Peerys riveting autobiography, told the story of his childhood and teenage years during the Depression and his subsequent political awakening as a soldier in the all-black 93rd Infantry Division in W ... more

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  • Cover image of book They Fought in the Fields: The Women
    They Fought in the Fields: The Women's Land Army - by Nicola Tyrer

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780752443133 | ISBN 10: 0752443135

    The Women's Land Army was the forgotten victory of the Second World War. While troops fought on the front line, a battalion of young women joined up to take their place as agricultural workers.  Despite many of them coming from urban backgrounds ... more

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  • Cover image of book Behind the Lines: Revealing and Uncensored Letters from Our War-Torn World by Andrew Carroll
    Behind the Lines: Revealing and Uncensored Letters from Our War-Torn World - by Andrew Carroll

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091903404 | ISBN 10: 0091903408

    For three exhausting years Andrew Carroll travelled the world, zealously collecting unpublished letters and emails from soldiers and civilians from over 35 different countries. The letters covered a staggering range of events, from World Wars I and I ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shockwave: The Countdown to Hiroshima by Stephen Walker
    Shockwave: The Countdown to Hiroshima - by Stephen Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780719566264 | ISBN 10: 0719566266

    6 August 1945, 9.15 a.m. Six miles above Hiroshima, the bombardier of the Enola Gay releases an atomic bomb into the freezing skies. Seconds later, the city is obliterated in a single, monumental blast of fire. The destruction is immediate and catast ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - by Michael Chabon

    £9.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781841154930 | ISBN 10: 1841154938

    One night in 1939, Josef Kavalier shuffles into his cousin Sam Clay's cramped New York bedroom, his arduous and nerve-wracking escape from Prague finally achieved - with the help of his mentor, the master illusionist Kornblum. But little does he real ... more

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  • Cover image of book Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    Catch-22 - by Joseph Heller

    £8.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780099477310 | ISBN 10: 0099477319

    Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
    Slaughterhouse 5 - by Kurt Vonnegut

    £8.99   paperback   (1991) - ISBN 13: 9780099800200 | ISBN 10: 0099800209

    One of the very best anti-war novels ever written.  Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller - these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Centrin ... more

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