My favourite non fiction of the past three years or so

A Listmania! list by David Philip Marshall (London)
 
White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India
1.  White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India by William Dalrymple
The list author says:
  "A good introduction to the period and a lovely story too"
£12.08   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

The Kindness of Strangers : The Autobiography
2.  The Kindness of Strangers : The Autobiography by Kate Adie
The list author says:
  "Fabulous life of a woman that I admire greatly"
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Setting the Desert on Fire: T.E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-18
3.  Setting the Desert on Fire: T.E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-18 by James Barr
The list author says:
  "A well written and gripping book that taught me so much about the relationship between East and West in this period"
Used & New from: £6.39
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Jane Austen: A Life
4.  Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin
The list author says:
  "Not so recent, but my wife's favourite!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Lady Hester
5.  Lady Hester by Lorna Gibb
The list author says:
  "My wife bought this, we both loved it. More than just a bio, this really helps the reader understand the background to some of the current conflicts in the Middle East"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Napoleon In Egypt: The Greatest Glory
6.  Napoleon In Egypt: The Greatest Glory by Paul Strathern
The list author says:
  "Exciting and detailed, well worth the effort"
Used & New from: £8.12
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
7.  1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro
The list author says:
  "Very original look and the best bio I've read on the bard.  Shapiro writes as well as a novelist"
£12.09   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Beethoven: The Music and the Life
8.  Beethoven: The Music and the Life by Lewis Lockwood
The list author says:
  "A good solid bio of the great man"
£17.99   Used & New from: £3.83
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis (Allen Lane History)
9.  Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis (Allen Lane History) by Ian Kershaw
The list author says:
  "Horrible, fascinating..."
£15.19   Used & New from: £1.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

A History of Modern Britain
10.  A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr
The list author says:
  "As the review said the sad victory 'of shopping over politics'.  Insightful and great to read"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)

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The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
11.  The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk
The list author says:
  "Fisk at his usual insightful best."
£13.59   Used & New from: £3.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

The Islamist: Why I joined radical Islam in Britain, what I saw inside and why I left
12.  The Islamist: Why I joined radical Islam in Britain, what I saw inside and why I left by Ed Husain
The list author says:
  "A personal look at something of very public concern.  A real eye opener."
£9.98   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

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