Erica Davies' really useful style guide ditches archaic fashion rules and helps women to reignite their love of clothes.
I've long been a fan of Erica's Instagram and, as a lover of leapard print. I'm delighted she's written this book. It tells you how to scan the shops like a fashion editor, and why it's ok to have a 'uniform' if you feel comfortable and love it.
"It is symptomatic of the darkness of this book that makes you want to close it and never look at it again...."
— Evening Standard
2.81 out of 5
Between the Covers
"...perky, clever and rather wise, these pieces still slip down as easily as a nice cold glass of something crisp and white..."
— The Observer
4.67 out of 5
The Windsor Diaries
Alathea Fitzalan Howard
"Alathea the diarist is repeatedly charmed but often mystified by her heroine. ..."
— Times Literary Supplement
2.83 out of 5
Anatomy of a Killing
Ian Cobain (Y)
"What lingers longest is the awful mundanity of the events leading up to and after the killing..."
"when she stops trying quite so strenuously, she becomes a writer of tender, zestful prose..."
Behind the Enigma
"In this mammoth book, historian John Ferris sheds much light on GCHQ, arguably the most secretive of he UK’s intelligence services..."
— The Scotsman
3.2 out of 5
Guidance from the Greatest
"How the 'slackest generation' became our Second World War heroes..."
— Daily Mail
"This exhaustive look at Sylvia Plath’s turbulent life is determined not to apportion blame..."
— The Sunday Times
3.75 out of 5
"There’s just something about Joe, as this short biography from New Yorker writer Evan Osnos illustrates..."
3.29 out of 5
Friends and Enemies
"(a) raging, splendid, defiant, crazy tigress of a book..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
3.63 out of 5
Look Again: The Autobiography
"Every page of celebrity photographer David Bailey’s memoir reeks of testosterone in his unfiltered look back at his career..."
The Dreamer: An Autobiography
"Cliff Richard can’t escape the pain in this breezy account of his long career..."
The Lives of Lucian Freud: Fame 1968 - 2011
"Feaver shares his subject’s style and timing...."
4 out of 5
I Wanna Be Yours
John Cooper Clarke
"The 'poet laureate of punk' revisits his rise, fall and comeback in a funny and unflinching memoir..."
3.78 out of 5
" This biography saves this decent man from his bewigged and bonkers reputation..."
— The Times
Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of...
"Jasper Rees’s immense, authoritative biography of Victoria Wood..."
4.27 out of 5
Natalya Semenova, Arch Tait
"how an apparently dull textile magnate became one of the world’s most discerning collectors of post-Impressionist art..."
— The Spectator
The Dead Are Arising
Les Payne, Tamara Payne
"the story it narrates is timeless..."
Hitler and Stalin
"This fascinating history reminds us of the terrible symmetry between the two dictators..."
The Artful Dickens
"The Artful Dickens is both an exposure of the trickster’s methods and a celebration of close reading..."
— The Guardian
4.29 out of 5
Tom Stoppard: A Life
Professor Dame Hermione Lee
"A great biography of a great playwright..."
— Irish Times
3.8 out of 5
On Seamus Heaney
"RF Foster’s enjoyable biography comes into its own on the poet’s navigation through the Troubles..."
— Financial Times
"entertaining but frustrating..."
"It is a superb biography, calling out for film treatment, full of perception and compassion...."
"Francesca Wade has made a lofty, secluded square into a terrific subject for her first book...."
— London Review of Books
4.04 out of 5
"In her new collection Mantel Pieces, Hilary Mantel’s critical voice is superior, unkind – and deeply enjoyable..."
— New Statesman
4.22 out of 5
Alaric the Goth
Douglas Boin (Saint Louis University)
"he sets out to put Alaric at the centre of his “outsider’s history”..."
"The collection comprises perfectly crafted performances, slightly out-of-focus subjects, moments of unvarnished expression..."