A fascinating and illuminating look at the sun and our relationships to it, from one of our greatest science writers.
Jones, a geneticist at University College London, is one of the country’s best writers of popular science. His wit, insight and ability to home in on a subject’s most memorable facts enliven Here Comes The Sun from the start.
Consent: A Memoir
"Consent is not a comfortable read, but it is immensely powerful, both in showing how a victim can regain control of her own story, and in considering how such men might be held to account..."
— The Observer
4.33 out of 5
The Churchill Girls
"no account of such people as these can fail to grip..."
— The Sunday Times
The Good Girls
"A haunting true crime story that asks serious questions about a woman’s place in the country..."
4.25 out of 5
Bright Star, Green Light
"Keats is unmissably present in Fitzgerald’s work. This book tries to track the parallels between these two great writers..."
3.56 out of 5
The Good Hand
Michael Patrick F. Smith
" a gritty tale of life in a North Dakota oilfield..."
Elfriede Jelinek, Gitta Honegger
"Imagine a Wagner opera without the music – seven hours of dense verbal repetition, lacking the benefit of an oceanic orchestra and exultant singing voices..."
The Shadowy Third
"She marshals her facts and impressions with energy and assiduity...."
— Times Literary Supplement
3.57 out of 5
"In many ways it feels as if Cannibal has paved the way for itself..."
"a crisply told story of surviving abuse..."
— Irish Times
A Coup in Turkey
"(an) excellent, occasionally disturbing and very original book..."
4 out of 5
What Does Jeremy Think?
"a superbly detailed account of how the internal organs of British power function..."
3.7 out of 5
Albert and the Whale
"The gifted writer summons the eclectic travels of Albrecht Dürer with captivating passion, poignancy, pure wonder and a personal twist..."
The Crichel Boys
"commemorates a privileged world long since vanished..."
— The Spectator
3.6 out of 5
Henry 'Chips' Channon: The Diaries
"The between-the-wars diaries of the romping, social-climbing MP Henry Channon make for a irresistible, saucy read..."
— The Daily Telegraph
The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer
"Holmesian sleuthing meets a case of racist injustice..."
— The Times
The Ministry of Bodies
"wry insights from medicine’s grumpy old man..."
Let Me Tell You What I Mean
"Essays spanning 1968 to 2000, written in perfectly weighted prose, cohere into a fine reflection on the business and art of writing..."
4.86 out of 5
A Still Life
"The honesty and clarity of the writing in this account elevates what could have been a ‘misery memoir’ into something moving and joyous..."
— The Guardian
The Code Breaker
"Recounting complex scientific tales as if he were a storyteller around a fire..."
— Financial Times
Dostoevsky in Love
"Inventive take on a remarkable life..."
4.23 out of 5
The Wild Track
"... an extremely moving, sometimes baggy book..."
Pressing My Luck
"(a) rollicking, rambunctious memoir..."
— Daily Mail
What Am I Bid?
"Philip Serrell reveals in a sparkling memoir, his is a cut-throat business..."
No Condition is Permanent
Sir Bob Reid
"tightly packed with information and sprinkled with wry anecdotes..."
— The Scotsman
The Disappearing Act
Florence de Changy
"eerie yet brilliant..."
— New Statesman
"Sampson is not too fastidious to deprive herself – or us – of the schlockier pleasures of biographical speculation..."
3.86 out of 5
The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames
3.63 out of 5
" a warm-hearted and eye-opening memoir..."
In Memory of Memory
Maria Stepanova, Sasha Dugdale
" a chronicle of quiet survivals of the “common fate”..."
Kerri ni Dochartaigh
"Passionate, moving and beautifully written, this is a remarkable account of trauma and ways to acknowledge and overcome it..."
4.36 out of 5