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.
Apropos of Nothing
"While you can’t blame him for putting his point across forcefully, and for howling against perceived injustices, the spiteful tone helps no one..."
— The Guardian
3 out of 5
The Life and Times of Malcolm McLaren
"The big problem with Gorman’s account of the rise of the McLaren, the Sex Pistols, and punk culture is that it is well-trodden territory..."
— The Observer
The Dangerous Man in America
Bill Minutaglio, Steven L Davis
"This is a well-written chronicle of 28 months when the world went slightly mad..."
— The Sunday Times
"He brings plenty of helpful information from history, geology and architecture..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
4.22 out of 5
Our Bodies, Their Battlefield
"Individually, the stories are horrifying. Collectively, they are enraging...."
4.59 out of 5
"Shankar leaves a complex and enduring legacy that will be unpicked further by future disciples of his craft..."
4.43 out of 5
The Things I learned From Falling
— Daily Mail
4 out of 5
How Contagion Works
Paolo Giordano, Alex Valente
"an instant book about how contagion spread in Italy..."
— The Times
One Two Three Four
"This grab bag of tales in 150 brief episodes is a fascinating addition to the band’s legend..."
3.75 out of 5
Lost, Found, Remembered
"Activist and writer’s insight and optimism evidenced in volume as short as her life..."
— Irish Times
"His story is one of assimilation..."
— The Daily Telegraph
4.08 out of 5
Hidden Valley Road
"a moving dissection of what it means for a family to live with the depredations of schizophrenia..."
— The Spectator
A Girl's Story
"a careful, elegant dance..."
Lives of Houses
Hermione Lee, Kate Kennedy
"Hermione Lee and Kate Kennedy take us inside the homes of the great and the good..."
— Financial Times
4.2 out of 5
Sarah Cleave, Sophie Hughes, Leila Slimani, Hilary Cottam
"Compassion and a plea for peaceful co-existence are the common themes in a bright celebration of unity in difference..."
"A beautiful rendering of the passing of days..."
Long Way Home
"It has taken Dan Jarvis a long time to open his ‘coping box’. He deserves great credit for it...."
Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed the World
"Devastating dalliance among the daffodils: When Coleridge found Wordsworth in bed with the love of his life..."
3.71 out of 5
"a thought-provoking, inspiring collection that you can go back to whenever the weather takes a funny turn..."
— Evening Standard
"These are fascinating thoughts, and there are questions to make us think again on every page. ..."
A Schoolmaster's War
"(a) passionate and moving memoir..."
— New Statesman
"Porter skilfully interweaves the politics with the passion..."
"as James bounces back again and again, you’ll raise a glass to her extraordinary resilience..."
House of Glass
"Freeman unfolds her family’s story with sharp intakes of breath as personal outcomes defy both logic and official narratives..."
4.62 out of 5
Are You With Me?
"Mike Chinoy’s book shows how the civil rights activist went beyond Northern politics..."
Recollections of My Non-Existence
Rebecca Solnit (Y)
"She writes with the clarity of a seer and the scope of a visionary..."
4.09 out of 5
"Self-Portrait illuminates how supremely difficult it is to make an artistic practice work alongside the demands of care-giving ..."
— Times Literary Supplement
3.83 out of 5