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  • The Cold War is one of the furthest-reaching and longest-lasting conflicts in modern history. It spanned the globe - from Greece to China, Hungary to Cuba - and lasted for almost half a century. It has shaped political relations to this day, drawing new physical and ideological boundaries between East and West.

    In this meticulously researched account, Bridget Kendall explores the Cold War through the eyes of those who experienced it first-hand. Alongside in-depth analysis that explains the historical and political context, the book draws on exclusive interviews with individuals who lived through the conflict's key events, offering a variety of perspectives that reveal how the Cold War was experienced by ordinary people. From pilots making food drops during the Berlin Blockade and Japanese fishermen affected by H-bomb testing to families fleeing the Korean War and children whose parents were victims of McCarthy's Red Scare, The Cold War covers the full geographical and historical reach of the conflict.

    The Cold War is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how the tensions of the last century have shaped the modern world, and what it was like to live through them.

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  • Family isn't just important. It's everything.

    From lions hunting as a pride to penguins huddling together to keep from freezing in the bitter Antarctic winter, many animals are dependent on complex social relationships for their survival. Powerful dynasties lay claim to vast swathes of territory, fighting off rivals and securing their hunting grounds for generations to come.

    Dynasties offers an immersive insight into the shifting hierarchies of animal families. Each chapter follows a different dynasty, from the Marsh Lions of the Masai Mara to rival packs of painted wolves, from a tiger protecting her newborn cubs to a chimpanzee troop and the penguin colonies of the Antarctic. Alongside tender moments when bonds are strengthened through grooming and play, the book charts the rivalries that tip the balance of power, when family members turn against each other and younger animals grow strong enough to challenge for control.

    With over 200 stunning photographs and insights from the crew of the BBC series, Dynasties reveals in astonishing detail the intricate social lives of our planet's most fascinating animals.

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  • RICK STEIN''S SECRET FRANCE

    Rick Stein

    Discover the enchanting essence of authentic French home cooking with the man who introduced us to it.

    Fifty years ago Rick Stein first set foot in France. Now, he returns to the food and cooking he loves the most ... and makes us fall in love with French food all over again.

    In search of the new French Idyll, Rick's meandering quest through the byways and back roads of rural France sees him pick up inspiration from Normandy to rural Provence. With characteristic passion and joie de vivre, Rick serves up incredible recipes: chicken stuffed with mushrooms and Comte, grilled bream with aioli from the Languedoc coast, a duck liver parfait bursting with flavour, and a recipe for the most perfect raspberry tart plus much, much more.


    France is the culinary cradle of Europe, blessed with exquisite food and wine, and it's born a generation of classical cooks. We think we know French cooking, but we are about to discover true, rustic French cooking: simple fare, wonderful ingredients, all perfectly assembled.

    In Secret France, Rick goes off road through hidden towns and sleepy villages to discover the true heart of the enchanting country that had the biggest influence on his cooking. Through vibrant, fresh and uncomplicated recipes he finds the true essence of a food so universally loved, and far easier to recreate than you think.

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  • Anglais Simple french cookery

    Raymond Blanc

    A cookbook describing the techniques needed to create traditional French food, and demonstrating 40 simple-to-follow versions of the most well-known dishes. With step-by-step instructions and colour photographs to accompany every stage from start to finish, all 40 recipes are quick and easy to prepare, and use readily available ingredients.

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  • Charles Dickens died half way through writing "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", and ever since speculation has been rife as to how the tale might have unfolded. This title indicates how the great author might have finished this masterpiece, drawing from those leads a modern story of obsessive love, betrayal and murder.

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  • You see, if only they didn't speak English in America, then we'd treat it as a foreign country - and probably understand it a lot better' 'the sanest man in America' - Bill Bryson 'Jon Sopel nails it' - Emily Maitlis **With a brand new chapter, charting Trump's first year in power** As the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel has had a pretty busy time of it lately. In the time it's taken for a reality star to go from laughing stock to leader of the free world, Jon has travelled the length and breadth of the United States, experiencing it from a perspective that most of us could only dream of: he has flown aboard Air Force One, interviewed President Obama and has even been described as 'a beauty' by none other than Donald Trump.

    Through music, film, literature, TV and even through the food we eat and the clothes that we wear we all have a highly developed sense of what America is and through our shared, tangled history we claim a special relationship. But America today feels about as alien a country as you could imagine. It is fearful, angry and impatient for change.

    In this fascinating, insightful portrait of American life and politics, Jon Sopel sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams, but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs.

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  • A intriguing new take on Irish history, exploring the ways in which outside influences have shaped Ireland from 433 B.C. to the modern day.

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  • Gripping full-cast radio dramatisations of four of Charles Dickens' classic masterpieces Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned novelists of all time, and this final volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes some of his most complex and compelling novels.

    A Tale of Two Cities Set during the French Revolution, this radio retelling of Dickens' powerful story of love, cruelty, violence and redemptionwon the 2012 Bronze Sony Award for Best Drama.

    Great Expectations This classic tale explores the turbulent childhood of orphan Pip, his quest to find his true identity, and his growth to maturity through misfortune and misery.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens' last complete novel is a sweeping satire of wealth and corruption, centred around London's great river Thames.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood In Dickens' unfinished masterpiece, the arrival in Cloisterham of Neville and Helena Landless, twins from Ceylon, sets in motion a chain of events which leads to murder.

    With a star-studded cast including Robert Lindsay, Douglas Hodge, Geraldine McEwan, Amanda Redman, Alex Jennings and Ian Holm, these BBC radio adaptations are rich in drama, romance, suspense and tragedy.

    Cast and credits Written by Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens..................................................................Robert Lindsay Jarvis Lorry..................................................................Jonathan Coy Miss Pross..................................................................Alison Steadman Lucie Manette..................................................................Lydia Wilson Dr Alexandre Manette..................................................................Karl Johnson Charles Darnay..................................................................Andrew Scott Sydney Carton..................................................................Paul Ready Ernest Defarge..................................................................James Lailey Theresa Defarge..................................................................Tracy Wiles Gaspard/Stryver..................................................................Simon Bubb Jerry Cruncher..................................................................Carl Prekopp Joe..................................................................Rikki Lawton Marquis St Evremonde..................................................................Clive Merrison Barsad..................................................................Gerard McDermott Other parts played by Adam Billington, Christopher Webster, Adjoa Andoh, Daniel Cooper, Paul Moriarty, Alex Rivers Directed by Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer Dramatised by Mike Walker Music by Lennert Busch Sound production by Anne Bunting First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 26- 30 December 2011 Great Expectations Pip..................................................................Douglas Hodge Miss Havisham..................................................................Geraldine McEwan Estella..................................................................Amanda Redman Joe Gardgery..................................................................Jim Carter Mrs Joe..................................................................Maggie Steed Jaggers..................................................................John Shrapnel Wemmick..................................................................Timothy Bateson Herbert Pocket..................................................................James Simmons Magwitch..................................................................Robert Lang Uncle Pumblechook..................................................................Norman Jones Aged Parent..................................................................Michael Turner Biddy..................................................................Emma Gregory Bentley Drummle..................................................................Alan Barker Orlick..................................................................Brian Hewlett Other parts played by Fraser Kerr, Gary King, Mark Straker, Norman Jones, Polly Maberley, Terence Edmond, Timothy Carlton, Elizabeth Kelly, Henry Power, Jenny Howe, Auriol Smith, Brett Usher, James Greene, James Simmons, Joanna Myers, Timothy Alcock, Nigel Carrington, Ronald Herdman, Jane Whittenshaw, Stephen Garlick Directed by Sally Avens Dramatised by Ray Jenkins Music by Malcolm Clarke First broadcast BBC Radio 5 Live, 6 October-22 December 1991 Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens..................................................................Alex Jennings Bella Wilfer..................................................................Daisy Haggard Lizzie Hexam..................................................................Lizzy Watts John Rokesmith..................................................................Carl Prekopp Eugene Wrayburn..................................................................Patrick Kennedy Mortimer Lightwood..................................................................Matt Addis Nicodemus Boffin..................................................................Jason Watkins Mrs Boffin..................................................................Pauline Quirke Pa Wilfer..................................................................Philip Fox Ma Wilfer..................................................................Annabelle Dowler Charlie Hexam..................................................................Adam Arnold Gaffer Hexam..................................................................Malcolm Tierney Silas Wegg..................................................................Lee Ross Aenus Venus..................................................................Stephen Hogan Rogue Riderhood..................................................................Jamie Foreman Other parts played by Paul Rider, Janice Acquah, Lynn Farleigh, Benjamin Askew, Neil Stuke, Nicola Miles-Wildin, Jonathan Tafler Directed by Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer Dramatised by Mike Walker Music by Roger Goula First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 9 November-4 December 2009 The Mystery of Edwin Drood John Jasper..................................................................Ian Holm Edwin Drood..................................................................Mark Payton The Reverend Crisparkle..................................................................Gareth Thomas Neville Landless..................................................................Simon Treves Helena Landless..................................................................Helena Breck Deputy..................................................................Susan Sheridan Princess Puffer..................................................................Mary Wimbush Miss Twinkleton..................................................................Margaret Courtenay Rosa Bud..................................................................Moir Leslie Grewgious..................................................................John Gabriel Bazzard..................................................................John Samson Durdles..................................................................Gordon Gostelow Jeweller..................................................................John Moffatt Joe..................................................................David Goudge Other parts played by Timothy Bateson, Anna Cropper, Marcia King, Michael Cochrane, Vincent Brimble, Timothy Alcock, Margot Boyd, David King, Burt Kwouk, Noriko Aida, Madeline Smith, Hilda Kriseman, Jo Kendall, Anne Jameson, Michael Graham Cox Directed by Gordon House Concluded by Leon Garfield Dramatised by David Buck Pianist: Nicholas Kok First broadcast BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service 2-30 March 1990 Duration: 21 hours 40 minutes approx.

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  • With 100 recipes for stir fries and dishes designed to appeal to all palates, 20 new recipes and 80 favourites from his collection, the author covers oriental stir fries but includes non-Asian dishes as well, such as stir-fried fusilli alla carbonara. This book is divided into chapters on chicken, fish & seafood, beef, pork and vegetable dishes.

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  • Isn''t life terrible? Isn''t it all going to end in tears? Won''t it be good to just give up and let something else run my mind, my life? Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath. It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers'' Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again. It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of the equally strange Mrs Fetch - owner of the hotel and fascinated with octopuses. It could be the fact that people in the surrounding area suddenly know what others are thinking, without anyone saying a word. Whatever it is, the Doctor is most at home when faced with the distinctly odd. With the help of Fetch Brothers'' Junior Receptionist Bryony, he''ll get to the bottom of things. Just so long as he does so in time to save Bryony from quite literally losing her mind, and the entire world from destruction. Because something huge, ancient and alien lies hidden beneath the ground - and it''s starting to wake up...

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  • Anglais DELIA''S WINTER COLLECTION

    Delia Smith

    As millions of Delia s followers have come to expect, her Winter Collection reassures the least confident of cooks while offering inspiration to the more experienced.

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  • Anglais Wildlife photographer

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    Showcases more than 120 images from the 2009 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition - one of the most prestigious event of its kind. This book features a range of subjects and styles from abstract nature images to animal behaviour and portraits to environmental reportage.

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  • Anglais 101 Seasonal Salads

    Collectif

    Presents salads devised by the team at "BBC Good Food Magazine." Containing 101 recipes using seasonal produce, this book covers various ideas combining intriguing ingredients and flavours. The recipes are accompanied by pictures so that cooks can easily follow the instructions and achieve results.

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  • Anglais RICK STEIN'S FRENCH ODYSSEY

    Rick Stein

    Explores French culinary tradition. Beginning with a diary of the author's trip and then divided into 6 chapters, with recipes at the back, this book is illustrated throughout with food and location shots. With over 100 recipes, the author's gastro-tour will motivate every reader to try French cooking again and again.

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  • Anglais The gardener's year

    Alan Titchmarsh

    A guide to gardening throughout the year, this title is relaeased to coincide with a BBC2 6 x 30 television series. It is about knowing what you should be doing in your garden, when, and why. Month by month Alan gives us the low-down on how to keep your garden looking its best.

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  • Anglais Queen and country

    William Shawcross

    «In the old days, the monarch led his soldiers on the battlefield and his leadership at all times was close and personal. Today things are very different. I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice. But I can do something else. I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations." -from Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas broadcast, 1957 This beautiful and perceptive book details the Queen's achievements through decades of upheaval and reveals the personal qualities that have made those achievements possible. With an authoritative text and remarkable photographs - most of them in colour - Queen and Country tells anew the story of Queen Elizabeth II's 50-year reign. From the romantic and tragic beginning, to the tumultuous and eventful present, the BBC along with reporter, author, and broadcaster William Shawcross show how Elizabeth II's strength of character, acute intelligence, and ingrained reticence have both shaped and been buffeted by a drastically changing world.

    The story that Shawcross tells focuses on the Queen's constancy through 50 years of extraordinary change. From the middle of the twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first, the Queen has watched the rise and fall of labour unions, the building and partial dismantling of the welfare state, and the progress by turns of socialism, conservatism, Labour, neo-conservatism, and New Labour. She has been counselor and sometimes friend to ten prime ministers of Britain and to dozens of Commonwealth leaders abroad. The small and mainly respectful band of reporters present when Elizabeth became queen have been replaced by an enormous cohort of technicians operating in a variety of media with a relentless and remorseless hunger, not so much for news as for scandal. But, while members of her family have been embarrassed or disgraced, her own rectitude has never been questioned.

    Queen Elizabeth's real achievement is that she has been true to the promise she made to her subjects in her Christmas broadcast in 1957.

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  • The 101 recipes in this volume are all short and simple with easy-to-follow steps, using readily available ingredients and are accompanied by a full-colour photograph of the finished dish.

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  • The 101 recipes in this volume are all short and simple with easy-to-follow steps, using readily available ingredients and are accompanied by a full-colour photograph of the finished dish.

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  • The 101 recipes in this volume are all short and simple with easy-to-follow steps, using readily available ingredients and are accompanied by a full-colour photograph of the finished dish.

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  • This volume features 100 of the best recipes from the BBC's popular television series - and equally popular chefs. It is packed with dishes that reflect the energy and freshness of the show, and "healthy eating" recipes are highlighted.

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  • These quick-and-easy recipes have been specially chosen to help even the busiest people enjoy delicious, fresh, home-cooked food. Each recipe is written with simple step-by-step instructions.

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  • Anglais Sandrine's Paris

    Sandrine Voillet

    Paris - the romantic city, and a city with a rich cultural history. This book introduces the people and events that have shaped Paris. Part travelogue, part cultural history and part inside guide to Paris, it is illustrated with over 100 images.

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  • Frozen Planet is the follow-up to the ground-breaking Planet Earth and has been created by the same award-winning team. The Ice Worlds episode of Planet Earth attracted the most viewers and this series picks up where it left off. Most of us will never travel to these great wildernesses and, even for those lucky enough to have gone, this portrait of our polar regions will surprise and astound. This is the last chance to explore our Frozen Planet before it changes forever. Accompanies a 7-part landmark NHU series. David Attenborough is the narrator and will present the final episode. David will also write a foreword to this book.

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  • Anglais The Victorians

    Jeremy Paxman

    Offers the author's personal take on the most important and influential period of our national past. Using the paintings of the era as the starting point, this title explores themes of family, urban life, industry, empire, and imagination to uncover truths (and explode some myths) about Victorian Britain.

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