New and Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman
John Betjeman's unforgettable poems on landscape and suburbia, desire and death, faith and doubt, helped to establish him as the beloved voice of a nation.
“Bawgeperson” fans will relish the sly choice of drink: “ginger ale” was rhyming slang for “jail”. Harvest Bells is full of such casually exact Betjemanisms — surely it’s time for a New Collected Poems?
The Hungover Games
"an acerbic must-read..."
— The Observer
4.17 out of 5
Shots in the Dark
"A portrait of Britain as a struggling team..."
— Irish Times
3.71 out of 5
Robert Wainwright (Author)
"Robert Wainwright's wonderfully racy biography..."
— Daily Mail
Norman Ohler (author)
"This lively account of anti-Nazi resistance is also a genuine love story..."
— The Times
4 out of 5
Young Heroes of the Soviet Union
"(a) remarkable family memoir..."
— The Daily Telegraph
Stranger in the Shogun’s City
"A restless, shifting metropolis comes to life in this clever biography..."
— Financial Times
The Gospel of the Eels
Patrik Svensson, Agnes Broome
"a captivating blend of memoir and nature writing..."
— The Bookseller
Great Demon Kings
"a feast of exuberant emotion and indiscretion..."
— The Spectator
Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told?
"Jenny Diski is an immensely elegant prose stylist..."
4.5 out of 5
"Pankaj Mishra’s insights are often valuable, but these essays on the arrogance of the west omit some key arguments..."
— The Guardian
Land of Tears
"a refreshing departure from more conventional narratives..."
— Times Literary Supplement
The China Journals
Hugh Trevor-Roper, Richard Davenport-Hines
"A lively and opinionated account of an official visit..."
4.2 out of 5
"Campbell has produced a work of real scholarship...."
3.86 out of 5
Poulenc: A Biography
"a valuable compendium, not to say a triumph of copyright clearance...."
3.4 out of 5
A Dominant Character: The Radical Scienc...
Samanth Subramanian (Author)
"This is an intelligent and energetic book..."
— The Sunday Times
"she tells the story of her toxic marriage, murderous husband and miraculous survival, proving that reality can be as dramatic and gripping as fiction..."
"A compelling biography requires a compelling subject, and Bevin is certainly that..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
3.82 out of 5
The Yellow House
Sarah M Broom
"A family memoir that comes with the access-all-areas intimacy of the best reportage..."
4.43 out of 5
Simplify Me: The Life of Keith Douglas
"urton’s good-natured new biography is distinguished by an almost fanatical diligence..."
Rag and Bone
"Woollett pulls abandoned objects from the mud and brings their stories to the surface..."
3.6 out of 5
"a wonderful essayist on the lockdown..."
3.69 out of 5
Sick Souls, Healthy Minds
"this short book is an excellent introduction to William James and his philosophy..."
— Literary Review
Edward the Confessor
"this biography uncovers a wily fighter..."
Joseph McAleer (Independent Historian)
"it might take a work of fiction to really get inside his head..."
A Silent Fury
Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist
"He has an incredible ability to capture universal fears in a handful of minimal panels..."
Nothing Can Hurt You
Nicola Maye Goldberg
" The writing here is sparkling and the detective work, refreshingly, internal rather than external...."
The Peer and the Gangster
"Smith is good on how newspapers work, and particularly good on the tabloids, with their mix of doltish sanctimony and breathless voyeurism...."
3.67 out of 5