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Eleni by Nicholas Gage

Eleni by Nicholas Gage

Nicholas Gage
Papillon by Henri Charriere

Papillon by Henri Charriere

Henri Charriere
The Long Gray Line by Rick Atkinson

The Long Gray Line by Rick Atkinson

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Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Banking Rival Edmond Safra by Bryan Burrough

Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Banking Rival Edmond Safra by Bryan Burrough

Exposes how American Express used ruthless tactics to destroy the reputation of its competitor, Swiss banker Edmond Safra. This is a dramatic true cri...

The Moneychangers: How the Vatican Bank Enabled Roberto Calvi to Steal 250 Million Dollars for the Heads of the P2 Masonic Lodge by Charles Raw

The Moneychangers: How the Vatican Bank Enabled Roberto Calvi to Steal 250 Million Dollars for the Heads of the P2 Masonic Lodge by Charles Raw

In this account of the disappearance of $1.2 billion the author provides many answers about the events that linked the life and death of Roberto Calvi...

To the Top of the World: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Mountains by Richard Sale

To the Top of the World: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Mountains by Richard Sale

The year 2000 is the 50th anniversary of the climbing of the first 8,000m peak. In the decade which followed that first climb all bar one of the world...

Repossessing Ernestine by Marsha Hunt

Repossessing Ernestine by Marsha Hunt

Marsha Hunt thought her grandmother was dead until a phone call in 1992 from a relative told her that Ernestine had been discovered alive in an old pe...

Gentleman Thief: The Recollections of a Cat Burglar by Peter Scott

Gentleman Thief: The Recollections of a Cat Burglar by Peter Scott

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The Green-eyed Boys: 3 Para and the Battle for Mount Longdon by Christian Jennings

The Green-eyed Boys: 3 Para and the Battle for Mount Longdon by Christian Jennings

In the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute regiment (3 Para) the green-eyed boys are the soldiers who have submerged themselves entirely into the Regimen...

The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, the Real Moriarty by Ben Macintyre

The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, the Real Moriarty by Ben Macintyre

In the 1870s, Adam Worth left a life of professional deserting from the US army and entered into a life of full-scale crime. He soon became an orchest...

In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired `Moby Dick' by Nathaniel Philbrick

In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story that Inspired `Moby Dick' by Nathaniel Philbrick

The epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 19th century which was the inspiration for Herman Melville's classic n...

A Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century by John Brewer

A Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century by John Brewer

On an April evening in 1779, a woman is shot on the steps of Covent Garden. Her murderer is a young soldier and Church of England minister; her lover,...

Eleni by Nicholas Gage

Eleni by Nicholas Gage

This is the biography of a woman who was arrested, tortured and shot in 1948 because she had helped her children to escape the Communist guerrillas du...

Trial and Error: Mordechai Vanunu and Israel's Nuclear Bomb by Tom Gilling

Trial and Error: Mordechai Vanunu and Israel's Nuclear Bomb by Tom Gilling

Mordechai Vanunu worked as a technician at Israel's top-secret Dimona nuclear research complex for nine years before being dismissed in 1985 for pro-A...

Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States by Helen Prejean, CSJ

Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States by Helen Prejean, CSJ

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Carve Her Name with Pride by R.J. Minney

Carve Her Name with Pride by R.J. Minney

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Beyond Endurance: Sinking of the "Berge Istra" by Doddy Hay

Beyond Endurance: Sinking of the "Berge Istra" by Doddy Hay

Based on 100 hours of taped conversation and years of research, this book is a reconstruction of the events of January 1976, when two survivors of the...

The Raiders: Army Commandos, 1940-46 by Robin Neillands

The Raiders: Army Commandos, 1940-46 by Robin Neillands

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The Children's War by Ruth Inglis

The Children's War by Ruth Inglis

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Capsized: The True Story of Four Men Lost at Sea for 119 Days by James Nalepka

Capsized: The True Story of Four Men Lost at Sea for 119 Days by James Nalepka

Four men set sail in a 40-foot trimaran from New Zealand heading for Tonga. But on day three disaster strikes. After endless battering by fierce storm...

To Hatred Turned: From Texas to Provence, a True Story of Love and Death by Ken Englade

To Hatred Turned: From Texas to Provence, a True Story of Love and Death by Ken Englade

When Rozanne Gailiunas is found bound to her bed, strangled and shot in the head, it is the beginning of a murder hunt which runs for eight years, and...

Life After Life: Interviews with Twelve Murderers by Tony Parker

Life After Life: Interviews with Twelve Murderers by Tony Parker

Includes interviews with nine men and three women who have been given sentences of life for murder. Of the 12 people sentenced for life, some are livi...

Blood on the Thistle: Casebook of Twentieth Century Scottish Murder by Douglas Skelton

Blood on the Thistle: Casebook of Twentieth Century Scottish Murder by Douglas Skelton

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The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson

The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson

Reggie and Ronald Kray ruled London's gangland during the 1960s with a ruthlessness and viciousness that shocks even now. This book has been expanded ...

Blood Betrayal: Inside Story of the Jersey Murders by Barry Wood

Blood Betrayal: Inside Story of the Jersey Murders by Barry Wood

Upper-class Elizabeth and Nicholas Newall disappeared after a family dinner in 1987. Their glamorous sons inherited the family millions and Roderick l...

Criminal Shadows: Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer by David V. Canter

Criminal Shadows: Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer by David V. Canter

Every crime casts a unique shadow that may be interpreted to lead the police to the criminal responsible. This book looks at offender profiling that h...

No Final Solution: Great Scottish Unsolved Crimes of the Twentieth Century by Douglas Skelton

No Final Solution: Great Scottish Unsolved Crimes of the Twentieth Century by Douglas Skelton

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Gentleman Thief: The Recollections of a Cat Burglar by Peter Scott

Gentleman Thief: The Recollections of a Cat Burglar by Peter Scott

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Bloody Valentine: A Killing in Cardiff by John L. Williams

Bloody Valentine: A Killing in Cardiff by John L. Williams

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Palestine Twilight: The Murder of Dr.Albert Glock and the Archaeology of the Holy Land by Edward Fox

Palestine Twilight: The Murder of Dr.Albert Glock and the Archaeology of the Holy Land by Edward Fox

Part travelogue, part true-thriller, Edward Fox's brilliantly original book investigates the murder of a US archaeologist on the West Bank in 1992 and...

The Enforcer: Johny Pops Papalia - A Murderous Life in the Mafia by Adrian Humphreys

The Enforcer: Johny Pops Papalia - A Murderous Life in the Mafia by Adrian Humphreys

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Going for Broke: Nick Leeson and the Collapse of Barings Bank by Judith Rawnsley

Going for Broke: Nick Leeson and the Collapse of Barings Bank by Judith Rawnsley

This book charts the development of Baring securities: its employment policies, work ethics and the professional environment created by Christopher He...

A Handful of Summers by Gordon Forbes

A Handful of Summers by Gordon Forbes

A classic memoir, A Handful of Summer is the hilarious account of the tennis travels of South African doubles partnership George Forbes an...

The File: A Personal History by Timothy Garton Ash

The File: A Personal History by Timothy Garton Ash

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Arthur C.Clarke's A-Z of Mysteries: From Atlantis to Zombies by Simon Welfare

Arthur C.Clarke's A-Z of Mysteries: From Atlantis to Zombies by Simon Welfare

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The Open Cage: Murder and Survival in the Jungles of Irian Jaya by Daniel Start

The Open Cage: Murder and Survival in the Jungles of Irian Jaya by Daniel Start

In January 1996 four young British scientists were taken hostage by Papuan tribesmen in the remote mountainous province of Irian Jaya. Swept up in the...

How to Heal the Hurt by Hating by Anita Liberty

How to Heal the Hurt by Hating by Anita Liberty

From romantic bliss to brutal break-up. Satirical and sharp, Anita Liberty re-invents self-help as she skewers her ex-boyfriend in this hilarious and ...

A Foreign Field by Ben Macintyre

A Foreign Field by Ben Macintyre

A wartime romance, survival saga and murder mystery set in rural France during the First World War, from the bestselling author of 'Operation Mincemea...

Shy Boy: The Horse That Came in from the Wild by Monty Roberts

Shy Boy: The Horse That Came in from the Wild by Monty Roberts

From the author of The Man Who Listens to Horses -- a top bestseller -- comes the remarkable story of a wild horse.In The Man Who Listens to Horses,...

The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty by Caroline Alexander

The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty by Caroline Alexander

The bestselling author of The Endurance reveals the startling truth behind the legend of the Mutiny on the Bounty - the most famous sea story of al...

The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, the Real Moriarty by Ben Macintyre

The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, the Real Moriarty by Ben Macintyre

The rumbustious true story of the Victorian master thief who was the model for Conan Doyle's Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' arch-rival. From the bestse...

Murder on the Verandah: Love and Betrayal in British Malaya by Eric Lawlor

Murder on the Verandah: Love and Betrayal in British Malaya by Eric Lawlor

A Malayan White Mischief.'On Sunday, 23 April 1911, Ethel Proudlock attended Mass at St Mary's Church in Kuala Lumpur. She was well-liked at St Mary...

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

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Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century by John Brewer

Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century by John Brewer

On an April evening in 1779, a woman is shot on the steps of Covent Garden. Her murderer is a young soldier and Church of England minister; her lov...

Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper by Michael Bilton

Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper by Michael Bilton

For almost 20 years, the dark secrets of the biggest criminal manhunt in British history have remained a closed book. Detectives have refused all requ...

Defoe on Sheppard and Wild: The True and Genuine Account of the Life and Actions of the Late Jonathan Wild by Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe

Defoe on Sheppard and Wild: The True and Genuine Account of the Life and Actions of the Late Jonathan Wild by Daniel Defoe by Daniel Defoe

Part of the outstanding biographical series - edited by Richard Holmes - that recovers the great classical tradition of English biography. Every bo...

Papillon by Henri Charriere

Papillon by Henri Charriere

Condemned for a murder he had not committed, Henri Charriere (nicknamed Papillon) was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana. Forty-t wo days after...

Violation: Justice, Race and Serial Murder in the Deep South by David Rose

Violation: Justice, Race and Serial Murder in the Deep South by David Rose

Columbus, Georgia, has been run by the same tiny clique for over 100 years - the members of the all-white Big Eddy Club. This is the story of a fas...

To End All Wars: A True Story about the Will to Survive and the Courage to Forgive by Ernest Gordon

To End All Wars: A True Story about the Will to Survive and the Courage to Forgive by Ernest Gordon

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Hit 'em Hard: Jack Spot, King of the Underworld by Wensley Clarkson

Hit 'em Hard: Jack Spot, King of the Underworld by Wensley Clarkson

A biography of Jack Spot, king of the 1950s London underworld who inspired both the Krays and the Richardsons. Spot was known as one of the most power...

Inside the Cage: My Life in the World's Deadliest Fight Game by Carl Merritt

Inside the Cage: My Life in the World's Deadliest Fight Game by Carl Merritt

The Cage is a ring enclosed by a steel box where participants are urged to fight to the death - an illegal sport that attracts some of the world's ric...

The Toe Bone and the Tooth: An Ancient Mayan Story Relived in Modern Times - Leaving Home to Come Home by Martin Prechtel

The Toe Bone and the Tooth: An Ancient Mayan Story Relived in Modern Times - Leaving Home to Come Home by Martin Prechtel

The Toe Bone and the Tooth is structured around a previously unpublished mythic Mayan tale of the same name, gifted to Martin by one of the elders o...

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Reissued with a hip new jacket for our summer celebration of Modern Classics first published by Flamingo in the 1970s: Hunter S Thompson's ether-fuell...

If I Die in a Combat Zone (1970s A Series) by Tim O'Brien

If I Die in a Combat Zone (1970s A Series) by Tim O'Brien

Perhaps the best book to emerge from the Vietnam War - reissued alongside five other jewels of the Flamingo backlist from the 1970s....

It's a Miracle: Real Life Inspirational Stories, Extraordinary Events and Everyday Wonders by Richard Thomas

It's a Miracle: Real Life Inspirational Stories, Extraordinary Events and Everyday Wonders by Richard Thomas

The stories include: a man whose nightmares end after they help him save a woman's life; a woman whose beloved dog was injured and lost during airline...

Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper by Michael Bilton

Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper by Michael Bilton

Revelatory investigation into the police handling of the Yorkshire Ripper Case which spanned over 14 years. For the first time, the files have been op...

Black Knights: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad by Oliver Poole

Black Knights: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad by Oliver Poole

The riveting `Band of Brothers' tale of a young British journalist embedded in a US tank corps known as the Black Knights as they spearheaded the p...

What It Feels Like by Edited by A. J. Jacobs

What It Feels Like by Edited by A. J. Jacobs

Exactly what it says on the tin: short, first-hand accounts of what it actually feels like to walk on the moon or be struck by lightning; to partic...

If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O'Brien

If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O'Brien

Hailed as one of the finest books to emerge from the Vietnam War, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a fascinating insight into the lives of the soldiers...

Heroes: The Greatest Generation and the Second World War by James Holland

Heroes: The Greatest Generation and the Second World War by James Holland

`Heroes' is the story of an extraordinary generation of young men, mostly British, who came of age in the Second World War. These young men - and w...

Sand In My Shoes: War-time Diaries of a WAAF by Joan Rice

Sand In My Shoes: War-time Diaries of a WAAF by Joan Rice

This is a moving and personal account of a young woman's experiences of the Second World War from the mother of Sir Tim Rice. Joan Rice had the same a...

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Man Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Man Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger

The worst storm in history seem from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective...

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger

The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective th...

In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story That Inspired "Moby Dick" by Nathaniel Philbrick

In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story That Inspired "Moby Dick" by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Number One best-selling, epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 19th century, beautifully reissued.The sink...

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

The first-person account of a 26-year-old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12-year-old boy.This is the story of how wars are fought now: b...

A Long Way Gone: The True Story of a Child Soldier by Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone: The True Story of a Child Soldier by Ishmael Beah

The first-person account of a 26-year-old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12-year-old boy.`My new friends have begun ...

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