Kate Kirkpatrick (King's College London, UK)
"Becoming Beauvoir is a book to be read slowly and savoured. There’s too much detail to gulp it down...."
— The Sunday Times
"it has a definite design – like that of a garden..."
— London Review of Books
4.26 out of 5
Caleb Wood Richardson
"[an] assured account of the former Irish Times editor’s life..."
— Irish Times
"it made even a capsized cynic like me feel more sentimental about the Thames..."
4.5 out of 5
I Never Said I Loved You
"this is a stunning memoir about grief and love, about vulnerability and the strength required to embrace it..."
— The Times
3.88 out of 5
A State at Any Cost
"A State at Any Cost deserves to be the definitive biography of Ben-Gurion..."
The Fatal Passion of Alma Rattenbury
"superbly evocative and gripping..."
— The Spectator
3.5 out of 5
"(a) remarkable book ..."
— Daily Mail
4.54 out of 5
On Chapel Sands
"The story, beautifully written, is enriched by Cumming’s skill at making pictures speak..."
— Financial Times
4.61 out of 5
King and Emperor
Janet L. Nelson
"a wonderfully generous sharing of knowledge that combines the conversational tones of the ideal classroom with the intensity of the trained anatomist..."
4.75 out of 5
"A profound survival guide for an increasingly isolating world..."
— The Independent
4 out of 5
The Lost Gutenberg
Margaret Leslie Davis
"its extraordinary history is a thrilling page-turner..."
"Rachel Cusk’s unique perspective shines through in these new essays..."
— Evening Standard
A Half Baked Idea
"Potts writes powerfully about the nature of grief..."
How to Forget
"poetic and at times whimsical..."
Legacy: Gangsters, Corruption and the Lo...
"...this is a book that’s both eye-opening and hair-raising..."
— The Daily Telegraph
Fierce Bad Rabbits
"an enlightening, perceptive analysis..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
"An unputdownable life of the formidably ambitious diplomat..."
4.41 out of 5
"the eccentric story of his wanderings..."
Michael Gove: A Man in a Hurry
"This biography chronicles Michael Gove’s journey from tweedy young fogey to revolutionary politician..."
3 out of 5
The Great Successor
"Is he a clever reformer or a ‘mad man’? Richard Lloyd Parry takes a look at the life of Kim Jong-un..."
Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing
Robert A Caro
"He’s already spent 40 years on it, with a fifth volume still to go. In the meantime, we have Working — about the process of writing and research..."
"Enjoyable new insights into the life of former Economist editor Walter Bagehot..."
Fried and Justified
"An entertaining memoir recalls 20 heady years at the centre of the British music business..."
The Weil Conjectures
"part memoir, part biography and part a general history of 20th-century maths..."
— The Guardian
A Lesson in Art and Life
Hugh St Clair
"the focus goes fuzzy..."
The Lost Boys
"an important book..."
The Dark Side of the Mind
How to Survive
"a genuinely useful book..."
Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World
"It’s clear from reading At the Edge of the Night that its bookish author was also a devotee of cinema. ..."
— Literary Review
4.13 out of 5
The Unsettling of Europe
"One of the greatest strengths of the book is Gatrell’s consistent attention to the voices of migrants themselves..."
— New Statesman
"a biography of a spy that reads like a le Carré novel..."
"his book raises some haunting questions. What would you and I have done?..."
"Personal and political, human and geographical histories are beautifully intertwined and preserved..."
"Rightwing identity politics that reject multiculturalism lie behind this attempt to relativise colonial excesses and rebut criticism of empire..."
"a balanced account of three wartime careers that deserve to be better known..."
The War for the Seas
"An impeccable, myth-busting study shows how much allied victory in the Second World War was thanks to their navies. ..."
The Bad Trip
"The decade of love and peace turned sour well before the Manson murders...."
Prashant Kidambi (Associate Professor in Colonial Urban History School of History, Politics and International Relations University of Leicester)
"engagingly written and deeply researched..."
Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
Christopher E. Forth
"disturbing, closely argued book..."
India in the Persianate Age
Richard M Eaton
"This sweeping history shows how much Indian culture owes to Muslim invaders..."
Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome
"The Romans were addicted to violence — and not just the mad emperors..."
"Eatherley has an impressive grasp of history – both human and natural..."
4.17 out of 5
The Great Romantic
"[a] superb, elegaic portrait..."
4.29 out of 5
The End of the Myth
"a powerful and painful book, clear-sighted, meticulous and damning..."
Titans: Fox vs. Pitt
Dick Leonard, Mark Garnett
"The recognizably corrupt world of British politics..."
— Times Literary Supplement
Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself
"Huber retells the self-annihilation of May 1945 in dispassionate, vivid detail..."
— The Observer
3.09 out of 5
The Nowhere Man
Kamala Markandaya, Emma Garman
"The Nowhere Man is worryingly topical in our unsettled times..."
To See Paris and Die
"Gilburd’s prose is at its liveliest and most evocative describing clamour and commotion..."
Medieval Irish Pilgrims
A Treatise on Northern Ireland
Brendan O'Leary (Lauder Professor of Political Science, Lauder Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)
"a comprehensive and essential guide..."
Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to ...
"a serious work for a general audience..."
The Bastard Brigade
Eloise Moss (Lecturer in Modern British History, Lecturer in Modern British History, University of Manchester)
"(a) detailed, richly informative account of burglary in the British capital between the 1860s and the Sixties..."
Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, ...
"how a people and religion were built on language..."
3.94 out of 5
"Purser’s amusingly crotchety account of corporate mindfulness depicts a particularly vapid subsector of the wellness industry..."
"Sharp, Sally Rooney-style insights into female friendship..."
The Far Field
"Madhuri Vijay’s ambitious first novel..."
4.71 out of 5
"A look at how intellectual thinkers can be carved up between ‘foxes’ and ‘hedgehogs’..."
The Brink of Being
"Miscarriage and its complex, often unacknowledged effects..."
Megan K. Stack
"Her prose style is elegant, witty, self-lacerating, and she draws the characters of her household with the sharp eye of a novelist..."
In Praise of Walking
"convincing and compelling stuff..."
The Remarkable Life of the Skin
"our extraordinary organ..."
"an explosive family memoir..."
The Secret Life of Husbands
"the market will always be open for books like this one..."
"a memoir that promises to linger with you like a literary earworm..."
Flash Count Diary
"a fiercely intelligent trawl through menopausal waters that is not afraid to confront the intricacies of the female body and mind..."
The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read
"It is like a letter from a wise friend who happens to have done years of research..."
"When goods become more costly, demand for them increases – that’s ‘psycho-logic’..."
Chasing the Sun
Linda Geddes (Features Editor)
"entertaining and persuasive account..."
"Trevor’s admirers will return to them again and again..."
4.4 out of 5
Asghar and Zahra
"Elegant, provocative, and clear-eyed, this beautifully pitched novel asks new questions about what imagination means, and what it costs..."
3.82 out of 5
Where Reasons End
"It seems fantastical – but then real events can be fantastical too. ..."
4.1 out of 5
Lost and Wanted
"applying science to a story of love and loss..."
3.2 out of 5
"In a book of more than 300 pages, I counted only one section of 14 devoted to China – and even that is confused and under-researched..."
This is Not Propaganda
"Fake news and half truths create confusion, aiding the strongman and threatening democracy, this timely study argues..."
The Wealth of Religions
Robert J Barro, Rachel McCleary
"Fascinating glimpses of how religion can help explain economic success — and failure..."
The Anxious Triumph
"[a] quirky history..."
3.6 out of 5
What We Really Do All Day
Jonathan Gershuny, Oriel Sullivan
"brilliant at busting myths about how we spend our time..."
"interesting, sharp, swift..."
Superpower: One Man's Quest to Transform...
"A lively and insightful introduction to America’s messy fight for renewable energy..."
Currency, Credit and Crisis: Central Ban...
Patrick Honohan (Trinity College Dublin)
"a valuable insight into the Central Bank..."
Firefighting: The Financial Crisis and its Lessons
Ben S. Bernanke, Timothy F. Geithner, Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
"Top policymakers look back on lessons learnt and mistakes made during 2008 meltdown..."
Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund
"How a book offering a bright worldview became a surprise bestseller..."
The New Me
"The expectations of a privileged antiheroine and the colourless reality of life in an advanced service economy collide in this pitch-black comedy..."
"teach[es] broader lessons about the music business..."
Licence to be Bad
"[a] fascinating assault on modern economic orthodoxy..."
The Third Pillar: The Revival of Communi...
"looks at the role of community in protecting liberal democracies..."
"tells a story of transformation..."
Alarums and Excursions
Luuk Van Middelaar (Leiden University)
"a more thoughtful guide than most to these institutions and events..."
Clear Bright Future
"redraws Marx for the 21st century..."
Confessions of a Bookseller
"It's like a north of the border Archers, but with better-read characters..."
— The Bookseller
"Bullough pithily anatomises the offshore economy that affects us all, whether we realise it or not...."
"Lovelock’s rambling, maundering book indeed reads like the jottings of a trendy vicar..."
3.58 out of 5
The Twittering Machine
"A stark polemic argues that social media may have unleashed an age of nihilism from which there is little hope of escape..."
The Case Against Reality
Donald D. Hoffman
"thoughtful and occasionally brilliant..."
"The essential point is well made by Saini..."
3.7 out of 5
The Weather Machine
Escape from Earth
"a true history of rocketry, espionage and sex cults..."
Royal Observatory Greenwich
"Arranged in thematic chapters that will appeal to fact-hungry space enthusiasts..."
Here Comes the Sun
Professor Steve Jones
"a richly readable guide to all things solar..."
"The book is awash with historical and literary detail, and moving moments..."
4.18 out of 5
Europe: The First 100 Million Years
"a vivid ecological panorama..."
Make, Think, Imagine
"Former boss of BP calls for greater imagination in planning and design to advance society at large..."
Do Dice Play God?
Professor Ian Stewart
"There is, though, a lot here to enjoy and chew on – especially in the sidelong glances at climate change denial and lawyers’ misuses of statistics..."
Lise A. Johnson (Rocky Vista University), Eric Chudler (University of Washington)
"Lise Johnson and Eric Chudler have had a brilliant idea and turned it into an equally good book..."
The AI Does Not Hate You
"Silicon Valley thinkers are worried about the coming age of AI..."
4.21 out of 5
Let Me Not Be Mad
A K Benjamin
— The New York Times
3.67 out of 5
"Adam Mars-Jones is a logic‑chopping polymath whose writing sings with cleverness and wit, and yet there is something relentless about this book..."
4.33 out of 5
Shell Life on the Seashore
"the book comes with a beautiful wraparound cover illustrating 42 common shells..."
The Frayed Atlantic Edge
"brings the reader closer to some realities of land and sea..."
"a generation-by-generation account of the Dukes of Richmond and their wives, children and proclivities..."
Berkmann's Cricketing Miscellany
"a hugely enjoyable compendium of cricketing stories..."
"one of this year’s best memoirs..."
At the Pond
Margaret Drabble, Esther Freud, Sophie Mackintosh
"A collection of essays forms a paean to a women-only space that is a London institution..."
Exploring the Britannic
"a beautiful and often moving reflection on history, warfare, undersea exploration, friendship, courage and tragedy..."
No Win Race
Derek A. Bardowell
"another wake-up call to ensure that no child grows up feeling it wants to bleach its skin..."
The Men on Magic Carpets
"He starts from an interesting premise..."
Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket
Stephen Fay, David Kynaston
"this engaging joint biography confirms that they were united by ‘a deep and thoughtful love of cricket and cricketers..."
Hiking with Nietzche
"Kaag has a pleasingly wry, compact style, and is particularly interesting on thinkers that Nietzsche influenced heavily..."
Commander in Cheat
"An eye-watering account of the president’s sporting sleights of hand..."
"an extraordinary story of an exceptionally courageous woman who needs to be remembered and deserves to be celebrated..."
One Man's Climb
"Gripping new book shares one man's extraordinary attempt to conquer the world's second tallest mountain..."
The Salt Path
"this is a wonderfully uplifting and touching book..."
Jonathan Clegg, Joshua Robinson
"Robinson and Clegg...specialise in access...."
3.56 out of 5
How To Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
"Without more rigorous tools of analysis, the storytelling is likely to end up promoting the political outcome he would most hate..."
This Life: How Mortality Makes Us Free
"A new book by a Swedish-born philosopher argues in favour of a secular faith that recognises the finitude and fragility of life..."
The History of Philosophy
A. C. Grayling
"Perhaps this book’s greatest value lies in its vigorous, if largely implicit, defence of secular rationality...."
The Demons of Liberal Democracy
"Pabst writes persuasively..."
Philosopher of the Heart
"impressively well researched, and brings its subject vividly alive..."
3.4 out of 5
Stop Being Reasonable
"A philosopher’s witty, intelligent study argues that emotion, not hard reasoning, informs our beliefs and attitudes..."
Maoism: A Global History
"The global influence of Maoism, from 1970s Zimbabwe to 1990s Peru...."
3.91 out of 5
Out of Our Minds
"A fascinating journey..."
"David G Blanchflower's diagnosis of new labour market ills is insightful but hard work in places..."
Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes
"From Leonardo’s handbag to winged trainers, what we wear has always held a message, ..."
3.75 out of 5
The New Enclosure
"(a) fine and valuable book..."
Socrates in Love
"Books on what Socrates was like as a young man, and why the truths can still be found in tragedy..."
The Science of Fate
"each chapter could be expanded into a book..."
The Second Mountain
"a self-help guide to escaping the self..."
Vices of the Mind
Quassim Cassam (Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick)
"Some problems with modern thinking..."
Tragedy, the Greeks and Us
"energetic, engaging and thought-provoking..."
Ugliness and Judgment
"Plenty to sink your teeth into, then, in every chapter, but beware you don’t chip them on the prose..."
The Hidden Half
" It makes you look at all that you know in a different way..."
The Power of Cute
"invokes Montesquieu, Hegel, Kant, Heidegger (the boozy beggar), Nietzsche and myriad other eggheads, not terribly helpfully..."
I Am Dynamite!
"The juicy soap-opera life of a great thinker..."
4.46 out of 5
Power, Pleasure and Profit
"an erudite book, full of learned asides and lengthy quotations..."
The Order of Time
"a dizzying account of how physics has demolished most of what we understand about time..."
Is There Still Sex in the City?
"There are flashes of Bushnell’s old sharp style... But then it slumps into superannuated silliness..."
2.45 out of 5
Out of the Shadows
"[a] fascinating exploration of gay male lives..."
William Davies (Author)
"In this account it is not so much economic exploitation as illness that is ‘the common element among all those affected by the mechanisms of oppression’...."
3.29 out of 5
The Science of Storytelling
"The mechanisms of narrative..."
Lost in a Good Game
"Challenging the hysteria and questionable science around video-game use..."
Why Can't We Sleep
"Are you so worried about not sleeping it’s keeping you awake? Why ‘sleep science’ has made insomnia worse..."
"Capitalism is the villain in this near-future tale set on a surrogacy facility for the super-rich..."
3.93 out of 5
The Right Life
Remo H. Largo
"Does the modern world prevent most people from living and working in the way suited to them? ..."
What's Your Type | Merve Emre
"The partnership behind a ubiquitous test..."
4.42 out of 5
The Heat of the Moment
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
"A fire officer with an extraordinary life story provides a vivid account of the horrors of facing the flames..."
When the Dogs Don't Bark
Professor Angela Gallop
"a fascinating memoir of a scientist’s career, but also the history of a field’s technological transformation..."
The Gendered Brain
"A clever study into flawed research and gender-based misconceptions of the mind..."
3.55 out of 5
Good Reasons for Bad Feelings
Randolph M. Nesse
"a new approach to mental disorder..."
3.38 out of 5
Four Words for Friend
"The case for multilingualism..."
Mud and Stars
"her drily witty sentences snap like sushki, the crunchy sugared bread rings Russians eat with their coffee..."
"Could a gentler, mutually beneficial co‑operation between species help shape a green future?..."
After the Fall
"A diligent account of the country’s recent travails — and its slow, painful route out of them..."
"Epic Continent brings out the many ironies of literary and political history..."
A Savage Dreamland
"both fascinating and troubling..."
3.8 out of 5
"the former mayor’s account offers no deep thinking about his impact on today’s London..."
The Way to the Sea
"a personal, enjoyable celebration of the Thames from source to sea..."
"Faced with the loss of beloved landscapes, some passionate individuals have taken action at enormous cost and personal risk...."
"a valuable contribution to musicology and an informative tribute to a musical culture...."
Infused: Adventures In Tea
— Woman & Home
"some of the descriptive writing is wonderfully vivid – cinematic even..."
— The Scotsman
All Together Now?
"Politics and a decades-long father–son struggle..."
"As in all the best memoirs, he isn’t afraid to tackle uncomfortable or inane questions..."
The Wichita Lineman
Dylan Jones (Editor)
"balancing insight from the record’s creators with its influence on American culture..."
One Hundred Miracles
"(a) touching memoir..."
A Fabulous Creation
"Hepworth has more insider knowledge and knows more rock anecdotes than any man alive..."
— The Herald
Pick Up the Pieces
"Contemporary history, sociology, musicology, it’s all here...."
— The Big Issue
Try This at Home: Adventures in Songwriting
"The cult musician offers tips on the art of the song ..."
The Vinyl Frontier
"a very enjoyable account of the genesis of the Voyager Golden Record..."
Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics
"might well be one of the strangest publishing decisions in Faber’s 90-year history..."
The Final Days of EMI
"A lively, unsparing account of Terra Firma’s takeover of EMI and the music giant’s subsequent collapse..."
One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem
"Tennant’s precise Englishness requires something bolder to offset its simplicity: you miss fellow Pet Shop Boy Chris Lowe’s neon-lit synthesiser..."
3.83 out of 5
How to be Invisible
"Her book... works magically, possibly because many of her lyrics are structured so strangely...."
4.2 out of 5
The Classical Music Lover's Companion to...
"The sheer size of Robert Philip’s Companion is testament to the weight of his scholarship..."
4.67 out of 5
I Saw Eternity the Other Night: King’s...
Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
"Human frailties are to the fore in a biography of the rock star guitarist..."
Coal Black Mornings
"humble but idiosyncratic..."
Beastie Boys Book
Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
"few books took a timelier Polaroid..."
5 out of 5
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
"vivid, atmospheric and funny..."
3.87 out of 5
Professor Alan Walker
"a stunning achievement..."
4.09 out of 5
In the Name of God
"O’Grady has plenty of experience in framing and developing an argument..."
The Lost Art of Scripture
"As readers of her many previous works on religion will know, Armstrong likes the big picture and the longue durée..."
3.71 out of 5
Noel Malcolm (Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford)
"Malcolm is as subtle a historian as he is a capacious one..."
A History of the Bible
"A fascinating, wise exploration of the Bible’s evolution..."
4.27 out of 5
Faces of Muhammad
"a learned, panoramic and fascinating book..."
"The Senior Rabbi aims to explain precisely what anti-semitism is — and isn’t..."
Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work
"a very engaging writer..."
It's Not About the Burqa
"Mariam Khan has collected many young voices that passionately describe the multiple forces that form a sense of identity or its opposite..."
Angels: A Visible and Invisible History
"Stanford deserves praise for some wonderful art historical writing..."
In the Closet of the Vatican
Frederic Martel, Shaun Whiteside
"Frédéric Martel’s hugely entertaining read is disappointingly loose with the facts..."
2.58 out of 5
Laura Elizabeth Woollett
"a supple, punchy debut novel..."
Carrington: An Honourable Man
"for a biography it seems hardly satisfactory..."
2.63 out of 5
This is Not a Drill
"Scientists, psychologists, artists and activists offer some hope and a plan for the future..."
Never Home Alone
"Dunn’s description of what goes on in the rich ‘biofilm’ inside our showerheads is astonishing stuff..."
The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future
"an attempt to prepare us for what has in fact already happened..."
"Two powerful books by low-paid women struggling to keep a roof over their heads illustrate the severity of Britain’s housing crisis..."
The Missing Lynx
"As elegies go, The Missing Lynx is an awful lot of fun..."
On the Marsh
"Simon Barnes is a brilliant sports and nature writer, as well as an ardent conservationist...."
Who Owns England?
"sometimes leads to caricature..."
3.16 out of 5
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
"sobering but tentatively hopeful..."
Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age ...
"Decades of failed harvests during the Little Ice Age encouraged global trade, imperialism and the establishment of new European entrepôts..."
2.67 out of 5
The Fate of Rome
"climate, disease and the end of an empire..."
Midnight in Chernobyl
"a gripping, miss-your-subway-stop read..."
Manual for Survival
"Brown is credulous of sources that share her opinions, skeptical of those that don’t. This gives the book the flavor of a polemic..."
3.08 out of 5
Green and Prosperous Land
"Dieter Helm has a plan to stop damage from farming and government’s complicity in it..."
"It teaches you to make the recipes, and encourages you to become a more instinctive cook...."
"Sodha's first book, Made in India, is a staple in my kitchen, and as my household is one-quarter vegetarian, one-quarter dairy-free, I can see this becoming a favourite too..."
Pie Fidelity: In Defence of British Food
"he builds a picture not just of the grub itself but of the people who put themselves outside it..."
The Way We Eat Now
"Wilson writes with such clarity and grace that the chapters slip by like the courses of a delicious tasting menu..."
Pinch of Nom
Kay Featherstone, Catherine Allinson
"Remember how Joe Wicks burst on the publishing scene... Prepare for a similar trajectory for this...."
Red and White
"It functions as both a memoir and a guide to Oz’s world of wine and, my God, he really can write..."
4.6 out of 5
A Long and Messy Business
"'Leigh is a great chef who’s at home both on the page and in the kitchen'..."
The 4 Pillar Plan
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
"he reels off success stories with the enthusiasm and excitement of one who has seen the light. Upon reading the book, I felt I had too..."
A Modern Way to Cook
"including one for the spaghetti technique that the internet went heart-eyed for a few years ago...."
Henry Firth, Ian Theasby
Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start
Lose Weight for Good
Court Number One
"an affecting study of how the law gets it right – and wrong..."
4.22 out of 5
Under The Wig
"jovial memoir reflects on the challenges and satisfactions of life as a barrister..."
Protest and Power
"Kogan tells this story with admirable even-handedness and plenty of revealing quotation..."
3.25 out of 5
Raficq S. Abdulla, Mohamed M. Keshavjee
"This rich and important book is a lucidly argued and accessibly written corrective..."
Men On Trial
"rethinking the history of gender and masculinity in Ireland..."
"a masterwork of investigative journalism..."
Mary Fulbrook (Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, University College London)
"Her story gains particular power and poignancy through the incorporation of voices from unpublished journals, letters, testimonies, personal interviews and other primary sources..."
In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law
"Langford has reinvented a genre..."
"An entertaining polemic against the tech industry..."
— The Economist
3.33 out of 5
Rather His Own Man: In Court With Tyrant...
Geoffrey Robertson, QC
"gravitas, grandstanding and gossipy insight..."
Eve Was Shamed
"This new book feels like a rehash of the ideas of second-wave feminism, with an uncritical adoption of some 21st-century orthodoxies that are actively hostile towards it..."
Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most ...
"'Red Card, an account of the downfall of Fifa, reads like an FBI thriller — because that is exactly what it is.' ..."
4.38 out of 5
The Secret Barrister
"this immensely impressive volume manages to make a subject that is bleak and dry utterly compelling...."
4.55 out of 5
Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps
"A redoubtable Scotsman of his time..."
3.57 out of 5
"Juicier sex scenes, bloodier violence and racier dialogue being lapped up by cinema goers came to a shuddering end in 1934..."
The Castle on Sunset
"the secrets of LA’s most glamorous hotel..."
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
"(a) wise, funny memoir..."
Wild and Crazy Guys
Nick de Semlyen
"underlines just how extreme the endless quest for success could be..."
Funny Man: Mel Brooks
"...one of the best nonfiction reads of the year...."
How Does It Feel?
"witty, self-deprecating... entertaining..."
"(a) heartfelt and frequently devastating autobiography..."
'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': On Where...
"a delightful celebration of a martial pop culture..."
"reveals her to be a defiant survivor, with an eye for scabrous detail..."
3.78 out of 5
Lee Krasner: A Biography
"How do we properly judge Lee Krasner’s art?..."
Modernists & Mavericks
"Gayford lucidly and entertainingly lays out their characters..."
Giovanni Bellini: The Art of Contemplation
New Year's Day is Black
"a bold and sobering work of art..."
"will come as a large relief to the Top Gear viewers such as myself at whom High Performance is squarely aimed..."
"Arnott’s book offers an unusual perspective, revealing how a vessel, criss-crossing the oceans, changed history...."
Skybound: A Journey in Flight
"a euphoric, courageous book ..."
Don’t Touch My Hair
"Combs, braids and Bob Marley’s bad-hair days are explored in this richly researched cultural history..."
"probably the closest thing to a partition memorial currently on offer..."
"According to Shepherd, “pathology tells its own story”, and he shows this brilliantly..."
The Boy on the Shed
" Ferris’s memoir will endure beyond a convenient Christmas stocking filler..."
4.93 out of 5
"...places Laura’s choices as a writer within the larger context of Americans’ self-deception when it comes to the pioneer life and its legacy..."
4.88 out of 5
No Place to Lay One's Head
"an illuminating depiction of wartime France and a gripping and affecting personal account of endurance and defiance..."
4.83 out of 5
What a Hazard a Letter Is
"sparkling... lively and well researched..."
A Certain Idea of France
"This comprehensive biography offers a 3D portrait of a man who was arrogant and vain..."
4.81 out of 5
At the Loch of the Green Corrie
"Consistently well-written, sometimes dazzlingly so, this book is difficult to slot into a genre..."
4.8 out of 5
The Kremlin Letters
David Reynolds, Vladimir Pechatnov
"a fascinating and detailed narrative of the war’s decision-making..."
Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters
"...a remarkable and intensely readable book..."