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Lenin on the Train


THE TIMES, THE FINANCIAL TIMES AND ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016

‘Twice I missed my stop on the Tube reading this book… this is a jewel among histories’ David Aaronovitch, The Times

‘The suberb, funny, fascinating story of Lenin’s trans-European rail journey to power and how it shook the world’ – Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard Books of the Year

A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia’s greatest revolutionary was taken in a ‘sealed train’ across…

Let Me Go



When Helga Schneider was four, her mother, Traudi, abandoned her to pursue her career. In 1998, Helga received a letter asking her to visit Traudi, now 90-years old, before she dies. Mother and daughter have met only once after Traudi left, on a disastrous visit where Helga first learnt the terrible secret of her mother’s past.

Traudi was as an extermination guard in Auschwitz and Ravensbruck and was involved in Nazi ‘medical’ experiments on prisoners. She has never expressed even the…

AQA A-level History: The Tudors: England 1485-1603



AQA approved. Enhance and expand your students’ knowledge and understanding of their AQA breadth study through expert narrative, progressive skills development and bespoke essays from leading historians on key debates. – Builds students’ understanding of the events and issues of the period with authoritative, well-researched narrative that covers the specification content – Introduces the key concepts of change, continuity, cause and consequence, encouraging students to make comparisons…