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'Extraordinary' tale of 'first' drag queen to Picador

Picador will publish the story of the world’s first self-described drag queen billed as a marriage of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and “Hidden Figures”.... Read more

War in the West: Myth vs Reality

For the past seven decades our understanding of the Second World War has relied on conventional wisdom, propaganda and an interpretation skewed by the information available.... Read more

Allen Lane wins double for Wolfson History Prize

Two Allen Lane books have won this year’s annual Wolfson History Prize. National Service: Conscription in Britain, 1945-1963 by Richard Vinen and Ring of Steel:... Read more

Bookish bicentenary for Waterloo

The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, in June 2015, has inspired a slew of tie-in publishing. Andre Deutsch, an imprint of Carlton Books,... Read more

'Monarchs' series for Penguin Press

Penguin Press is launching a new series of books about Britain’s kings and queens. The 45 books in the Penguin Monarchs series will be released... Read more

Profile signs history from Margaret MacMillan

Profile Books has signed a book which explores the role of personality throughout the ages by Samuel Johnson Prize-winning historian Margaret MacMillan. The as-yet-untitled book,... Read more

History's Forgotten Women

To celebrate the publication of Daughters of Time, five of The History Girls write about some of their favourite forgotten women from the past.... Read more

The tragedies of Magda Goebbels

Meike Ziervogel explores the life of the notorious Magda Goebbels, wife of Hitler's propaganda minister, in her new novel Magda Read more

The Suspicions of D.E. Meredith

The Victorians invented crime-solving methods that are still used today. D.E. Meredith tracks down the 19th-century detectives Read more

Extract: White Truffles in Winter

Famed chef Escoffier has conjured up recipes for everyone...apart from his loving wife. Read more

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