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Margaret Lincoln's Trading in War

Margarette Lincoln’s book TRADING IN WAR is out now

A vivid account of the forgotten citizens of maritime London who sustained Britain during the Revolutionary Wars. In the half-century before the Battle of Trafalgar the port of London became the commercial nexus of a global empire and launch pad of Britain’s military campaigns in North America and Napoleonic Europe. The unruly riverside parishes east of the Tower seethed with life, a crowded, cosmopolitan, and incendiary mix of sailors, soldiers, traders, and the network of ordinary citizens that served them. Harnessing little-known archival and archaeological sources, Lincoln recovers a forgotten maritime world. Her gripping narrative highlights the pervasive impact of war, which brought violence, smuggling, pilfering from ships on the river, and a susceptibility to subversive political ideas. It also commemorates the working maritime community: shipwrights and those who built... Read more >>

South Atlantic Requiem by Edward Wilson

SOUTH ATLANTIC REQUIEM by Edward Wilson is published today

Owing to budget cuts, senior MI6 spook William Catesby's only agent in South America is young Cambridge student Fiona Stewart who has fallen in love... Read more >>

Hidden Lives Jacket

HIDDEN LIVES by Judith Lennox is just published!

An epic tale of secrets, scandal, jealousy and passion spanning the twentieth century. A surprise inheritance reveals the hidden lives of two... Read more >>

Being Wagner by Simon Callow

BEING WAGNER by Simon Callow is out in paperback!

Simon Callow recalls the intellectual and artistic climate in which Wagner worked, recording the almost superhuman effort required to create his... Read more >>

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