The closest you'll ever get to the most infamous drug kingpin in modern history, told by the person who stood by his sideThe story of Pablo Escobar, one of the wealthiest, powerful and violent criminals of all time has fascinated the world.
This engaging book will not have arrived soon enough for Netflix Narcos addicts craving more. It will also stand out as an invaluable text for any student of Colombia’s blood-drenched, modern history.
"This fabulously frank tech memoir is full of sexism and excess..."
— The Sunday Times
3.6 out of 5
"It’s a pity she distrusts narratives and conclusions..."
— London Review of Books
3.72 out of 5
Short Life in a Strange World
"A quixotic global quest to see all of the master’s 42 paintings..."
"A hugely entertaining memoir recounts the dramas of writing biographies of two tricky literary giants...."
The Scoundrel Harry Larkyns
"Full marks to Rebecca Gowers for bringing this contradictory and little-known figure properly under the lens..."
— The Spectator
"as fresh and engaging as you are likely to find..."
3.95 out of 5
"This is a no-misery memoir, however, and Orr describes some of the many acts of kindness and solidarity that offset the precariousness of her life outside her home,..."
— The Times
4.44 out of 5
Between Two Fires
"Yaffa is concerned with how Russian individuals make personal compromises or find an accommodation with Putin’s state...."
The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979
Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, Saskia Hamilton
"fascinating for the sheer detail..."
"Think Ulysses on a cocaine binge..."
"an extraordinary and tragic story, with special resonance today..."
— Evening Standard
4.5 out of 5
The Shapeless Unease
"This is an extremely curious book, and I mean that as a sincere compliment. ..."
— The Scotsman
4 out of 5
The Colour of the Sky After Rain
"Tessa Keswick reflects on her experiences in China in a fascinating memoir..."
— Daily Mail
In the Dream House: A Memoir
Carmen Maria Machado
"Carmen Maria Machado’s book is a tour de force. ..."
— The Guardian
4.86 out of 5
Why Women Read Fiction
Helen Taylor (Emeritus Professor of English, University of Exeter)
"In asking why women read fiction, Taylor’s book makes a start..."
— New Statesman
"A poet’s watchful gaze on the natural world..."
— Times Literary Supplement
4.27 out of 5
"Allied airmen stoically carried out a strategy now judged immoral. Yet they were heroes..."
"..has the potential to become the millennial generation’s answer to self-help books like Eat Pray Love..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
People Like Us
"his book is his refreshing willingness to address controversial issues with candour..."
3.63 out of 5
My Parents: An Introduction / This Does ...
"comes across as an attempt to address this guilt..."
3.67 out of 5
"Like a course in reading and writing fiction for the price of a book..."
— Irish Times
4.2 out of 5
"a memoir that reads like a novel..."
The Zookeepers' War
J.W. Mohnhaupt, Shelley Frisch
"At times it's a little dry ... but the story he has to tell is so strange and funny that his deadpan style actually suits it rather well..."