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Pre­pare to hear your tummy rum­bling as you dig into the hun­gry em­pire: how Bri­tain’s Quest for food Shaped the mod­ern World. A his­tory les­son for gour­mands, this book by his­to­rian Lizzie Colling­ham ex­plores how the Bri­tish Em­pire was built on food. With the turn of a page you’ll be trans­ported, shar­ing iguana curry with di­a­mond min­ers in Guyana, or tak­ing a tea party in the South Pa­cific.

out now, rrp £20

Agatha Christie fans will love the Prime of ms Dolly Greene, by EV Harte. This mys­tery stars Dolly Greene, a pro­fes­sional tarot reader who ex­am­ines the cards for a young woman called Nikki. Sud­denly, she’s con­fronted by the dis­turb­ing im­age of Nikki’s face, cov­ered in blood. When a few days later, the body of a bat­tered woman is dis­cov­ered, Dolly is haunted by the thought that it could be Nikki – but is she right? And who would be­lieve her?

out now, rrp £8.99

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