5/5 Having come down from Cambridge, Brian Thompson marries his sensible girlfriend.
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4/5 Brian applies for a Cambridge scholarship and embarks on a romance in Waltham Cross.
3/5 A colonial war in Kenya, but Brian is injured by a Christmas biscuit tin.
2/5 Brian tackles National Service training. The author's memoirs on growing up in the 1950s.
1/5 The journey to manhood starts with a waltz and an invitation to tea.
5/5 Looking for the soul of Brussels and the future of Europe.
4/5 The May Revolution in France and the making of De Gaulle the hero.
3/5 The Hungarian uprising and a bizarre pan-European picnic.
2/5 Geert Mak's account of his journey across Europe in 1999, tracing the continent's history.
1/5 Geert Mak's account of his journey across Europe in 1999.
Dizaei's story concludes at the Old Bailey.
Dizaei's role as adviser to the National Black Police Association clashes with his job.
Dizaei spent months waiting to find out if he was going to be arrested or actually charged
In 2001, went from being described as a high flier to being the subject of tabloid abuse.
Born in Iran in 1962, Dizaei arrived in the UK at the age of nine.
5/5 Stanley returns to Africa one last time - on a mission to rescue Emin Pasha.
4/5 Having traced the River Congo, Stanley returns for a meeting with King Leopold II.
3/5 Stanley begins fundraising for what would be the greatest journey so far.
2/5 Did Stanley really utter the immortal words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume'?
1/5 Born in Denbigh, 1846, John Rowlands was abandoned as a baby and consigned to a workhouse.
5/5 In July 1962, Tynan writes a surprisingly negative review about Laurence Olivier.
4/5 Tynan makes astonishingly accurate assessments of The Entertainer and A Taste of Honey.
3/5 Kenneth Tynan's passionate and entertaining campaign against theatre censorship.