A timely, provocative and personal examination of the refugee experience
Nayeri's 2017 Guardian Long Read asked why we expect refugees to be grateful to live in our country. now, she explains what it's like to be forced to flee your home and journey across borders in the hope of a new life.
Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI
"an involving account of a still undersung saga..."
— The Daily Telegraph
4 out of 5
Let Me Not Be Mad
A K Benjamin
— The New York Times
3.67 out of 5
The Slow Downfall of Margaret Thatcher
"Sadly, insight is delivered sparingly, and the shade of Mr Pooter, only without such good jokes, hovers over these pages..."
Court Number One
"an affecting study of how the law gets it right – and wrong..."
— The Guardian
4.22 out of 5
Philip Larkin: Letters Home 1936-1977
"The mixture of guilt and exasperation on display here runs through many of these letters...."
— London Review of Books
3.96 out of 5
John Betjeman, Kevin J. Gardner
"some brilliant, one shocking..."
— The Sunday Times
The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective
"The untold story of an Edwardian detective and her eccentric sleuthing skills...."
On Chapel Sands
"a modern masterpiece of a memoir..."
In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny
"Dunn’s lively imagination and scatter-gun digressions are more in tune with his uncle’s..."
— The Spectator
Notes From a Public Typewriter
Michael Gustafson, Oliver Uberti
"a heart-warming experiment..."
Then It Fell Apart
"a thoroughly arresting account of a success more toxic than failure..."
Greek to Me
"brims with nerdish, bookish joy..."
3.4 out of 5
"approaches the ambitions and qualified successes of these four extraordinary women with even-handed empathy..."
The Making of Poetry
"A new kind of literary biography relives the ‘year of poetic marvels’ that Wordsworth and Coleridge spent in Somerset..."
— Financial Times
4.09 out of 5
"Day’s book melds nature writing with urban grit to examine our urge to take root..."
"transporting, beguiling and terrifically entertaining..."
— Daily Mail
The Easternmost House
"a charming fight for rural existence..."
The Song of Simon de Montfort
Sophie Therese Ambler
"an astonishingly assured debut by an extremely talented young historian..."
4.44 out of 5
Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century
"Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century depicts the writer’s battle with censors..."
— Irish Times
3.71 out of 5
On the Red Hill
"A moving, multilayered memoir..."
"an act of imaginative empathy that seeks to understand the monster father and turn him into the human one..."
Words From the Wall
"a collection rich in language and dark in tone..."
— The Observer
Francis: A Life in Songs
"lyrical successes – and plenty of imaginative touches..."
— Times Literary Supplement
4.25 out of 5
Faber & Faber
"more than self-serving corporate history, and that is largely down to Toby Faber’s light touch..."
3.89 out of 5
"Adam Mars-Jones is a logic‑chopping polymath whose writing sings with cleverness and wit, and yet there is something relentless about this book..."
4.33 out of 5
"raw yet exquisite..."
4.57 out of 5
Notes to Self
"makes a deep impact both on account of its own narrative and in the wake of Grenfell..."
My Name Is Why
"an extraordinary story..."
"provides a powerful restorative in a time of environmental crisis..."
4.45 out of 5
"combines the sombre and the sparkling..."
My Seditious Heart
"spans women's rights, democracy and peace..."
The Animal's Companion
Jacky Colliss Harvey
"the real pleasure of The Animal’s Companion lies in its stories..."
The Ungrateful Refugee
"what it's like to be forced to flee your home ..."
More Than Enough
"breaking down barriers..."