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Macaulay
Macaulay Zareer Masani
The first biography of Thomas Macaulay, from child prodigy to imperial administrator in India and revered elder statesman and historian in Britain
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The Hungry Empire
The Hungry Empire Lizzie Collingham
A mouthwatering journey across the centuries and continents to discover how food drove the British Empire and shaped the world
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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Stephen Greenblatt
Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Greenblatt tackles the origins of humanity through the most enduring story of all time.
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The Black Prince of Florence
The Black Prince of Florence Catherine Fletcher
A dramatic tale of assassination, spying and betrayal in the opulent, cut-throat world of Renaissance Italy.
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Nemesis
Nemesis Misha Glenny
Breaking Bad meets City of God in this gripping account of an ordinary man who became Brazil’s most wanted criminal
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The Dictator's Learning Curve
The Dictator's Learning Curve William J Dobson
In this riveting anatomy of the new face of authoritarianism, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the battle between modern dictators and those who challenge their rule.
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Bad Faith
Bad Faith Carmen Callil
The story of one of history's most despicable villians told by a brilliant author.
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Dogs Never Lie About Love Jeffrey Masson
A charming, playful and moving book which will forever change the way you think about dogs.
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Waking Up in Toytown
Waking Up in Toytown John Burnside
The sequel to the award-winning A Lie About My Father
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Age of Ambition
Age of Ambition Evan Osnos
*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014* A stunning narrative that reveals China as we have never understood it before.
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A Bold and Dangerous Family
A Bold and Dangerous Family Caroline Moorehead
Following two bestselling books on the French Resistance, including the Samuel Johnson-shortlisted Village of Secrets, Caroline Moorehead turns her attention to the anti-fascist movement in Italy.
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Queer City
Queer City Peter Ackroyd
Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way – through the history and experiences of its gay population.
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Belonging
Belonging Simon Schama
A passionate history of a world unfolding across many continents and five centuries by one of our greatest and internationally bestselling historians.
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Hitler: Volume I
Hitler: Volume I Volker Ullrich
A landmark biography that explores the uncharted territory of Hitler the human being.
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The Bughouse
The Bughouse Daniel Swift
A groundbreaking new biography of Ezra Pound, one of the most controversial poets of the twentieth century, told through the stories of his illustrious visitors at St Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC
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The Button Box
The Button Box Lynn Knight
An ingenious tour of domestic and social history over the last century (Guardian) - the story of women in the twentieth century told through the clothes they wore
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Flaneuse
Flaneuse Lauren Elkin
Part memoir, part biography, part cultural meander, an irresistibly intelligent literary walk through the lives of wandering women: about how, by putting one foot in front of the other, we can sometimes stumble upon different routes in our lives
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When the Facts Change
When the Facts Change Tony Judt
A great thinker's final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century, spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. Edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans.
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A Walk in the Park
A Walk in the Park Travis Elborough
Take a brilliantly entertaining walk through the history of the park with ‘one of Britain’s finest pop cultural historians’ (Guardian)
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Enough Said
Enough Said Mark Thompson
With a new epilogue How do we discuss serious ideas in the age of 24-hour news? What was rhetoric in the past and what should it be now? And what does Islamic State have in common with Donald Trump?
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Peak
Peak Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
Reveals that all of us can excel at our chosen activities and offers a guide to unlocking our potential
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It's All in Your Head
It's All in Your Head Suzanne O'Sullivan
A neurologist explores the very real world of psychosomatic illness
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Against Empathy
Against Empathy Paul Bloom
This landmark scientific investigation by one of the world's leading psychologists reveals empathy to be our most dangerous emotion
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A House Full of Daughters
A House Full of Daughters Juliet Nicolson
One woman’s investigation into the nature of memory, the past, and above all, love
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