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Read the History behind The Crown

If you are, like us, hooked by the recent third series of The Crown (definitely NOT on our third re-watch, definitely not), then you’ll also want to know more about the history behind the events portrayed in the episode. We’ve pulled together a selection of ‘further reading’ for those looking to delve deeper. Lady in […]

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Explore the archives of the Imperial War Museum

Take time out this November to rediscover four wartime classics from the archives of Imperial War Museums (IWM). Listen to the works of forgotten writers of the Second World War, read by a selection of great narrators including Jonathan Keeble and Matt Addis, and get a new insight into life on the front and at […]

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Operation Colossus. The forgotten raiders. The true story.

To celebrate publication of his new book SAS Shadow Raiders, bestselling author Damien Lewis tells the untold story of Operation Colossus, the first ever Allied airborne raid – the forgotten heroes of WWII. In my new book, SAS Shadow Raiders, I reveal the lost history of the SAS’s earliest beginnings – how they were formed […]

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A Love Letter to Europe Twitter Competition Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS   A LOVE LETTER TO EUROPE TWITTER COMPETITION: TERMS AND CONDITIONS   This is a prize draw for a copy of A Love Letter to Europe. To enter, please follow and tweet @hodderbooks stating your favourite place in Europe or thing about being European. The winner will be selected at random from […]

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Six thrilling reads for this Halloween

This year for Halloween, we have made a list of six thrilling reads: from wildly fascinating stories of witches around the world to bloody revolutions under the reign of Richard II to odd, unexplained mysteries.   The Virago Book of Witches by Shahrukh Husain The witch: resilient, edgy, awe-inspiring and potent. She never disappears for long […]

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Hachette received Highly Commended in the Inclusive Workplace Category at the Global Diversity and Equality Awards

    We’re delighted to report that we received a Highly Commended Award at the Global Diversity and Equality (GED) Awards, in the category of Inclusive Workplace. The award was given in recognition of the publishing of our Ethnicity Pay Gap Report in April; we’re one of only a handful of companies to have done […]

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The Personal Touch – Gill Thompson

I’ve always preferred the kind of history that comes from people’s mouths rather than the pages of books, so when I first stumbled across the story of the child migrants from Britain to Australia, I was determined to track down people who’d been personally involved. I’d been horrified to discover that children, some as young […]

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Plymouth: Maritime Icon by Julian Stockwin

I have the great good fortune to live not far from Plymouth, Devon, that lovely county in southwest England. Given that I write Age of Sail fiction and have a long-held interest in all things to do with Neptune’s Realm, I probably couldn’t have chosen a better location! My latest book To The Eastern Seas […]

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Hachette UK shortlisted for Innovation in Flexible Working Award following equalization of Shared Parental Leave

Hachette UK is delighted to share the news that we’ve been shortlisted for one of WorkingMums.co.uk’s annual Top Employer Awards, in the category of Innovation in Flexible Working. This category of their awards is for employers who demonstrate specific policies and practices related to flexible working which are truly innovative and break new ground, whether […]

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Abbott Takes Charge while Pope Struggles

The race for the Specsavers County Championship took a dramatic twist in the penultimate round as Essex beat Surrey by an innings and 40 runs at Chelmsford. Having chosen to bat first, the visitors were bowled out for 174, with the wickets shared between Jamie Porter (five for 62) and Sam Cook (five for 53). […]

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England Bounce Back to Square the Series

With the Ashes remaining in Australia, there was still more than pride to play for in the final Test of the summer at The Oval; for the tourists, there was a chance to win a series in England for the first time since 2001, while for Joe Root’s England a victory would at least mean […]

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Somerset Close in on First Championship Title with Vital Win

Somerset went top of the table with two games to go after they beat third-placed Yorkshire by 298 runs at Taunton. They didn’t have it all their own way, despite the overwhelming outcome. Put in to bat, the hosts were bowled out for 199, with Tom Abell making a patient 66. Keshav Maharaj did most […]

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