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With the official deadline looming, Brexit looks increasingly certain. Here are a few books that help explain the British psyche.
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    Based on meticulous research from Greek and Latin sources, Browen Riley invites you on the trip of a lifetime from the heart of Rome to Hadrian’s wall...in AD130. But what will you pack? How will you get there? And what will you discover on the journey to Britannia?
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    23rd June 2016. Just over half of voting-age Britons vote to leave the EU; just under half vote to remain. So how do we Brexit for all? How do we Brexit so it’s mutually beneficial to Britain and the EU? As Daniel Hannan explains, what happens next is a process not an event
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    Calais. A border town between France and England. The Jungle. A refugee camp where those needing comfort and security and kept apart from those who must be kept out. Breach. Eight stories exploring all sides of the refugee crisis.
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    In Brexit-era Britain, in the heart of the Black Country, in the town of Dudley, a young woman runs through the streets with her clothes on fire. But who is she? And what is her relationship with Cairo Jukes, the former-boxer now supporting himself on zero-hour contracts, walking the towpaths of ‘the cut’?
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    Take an unprecedented tour of England like you’ve never seen it before, from Devon’s Gnome Reserve to a church for dragon slayers — this little island’s got it all. A wonderfully funny guide to the mildly eccentric and the beautifully bizarre quirkiness of this green and pleasant land.
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    A knowing smile between siblings here. A politically incorrect gaffe over there. The enduring charm of the world’s most famous family is affectionately compiled for posterity by Karen Dolby.
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    Dying but Unconquered (Moriens sed Invictus) is Janet’s family motto and now the sixteen-year-old girl lies dead beneath the castle stairs, dressed in her mother’s bridal gown. Austere Scottish weather and Calvinist doctrines permeate this post-war danse macabre and the unravelling of a young girl’s life.
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    This rise and fall of an aristocratic English family. Oddly prophetic.
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    Art, youth, and poetry: how some angry young Brits inspired an American movement.
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    HRH's inside story.
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    Read it and find out!
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    The Nazis win -— in this version.
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    From Boadicea to Thatcher.
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    And perhaps some indication as to why Brits define themselves today by things that happened over 70 years ago.
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    An American's wry look at his adopted homeland.
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