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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
"A memoir that is racy, pacy and crammed with scurrilous anecdotes – what more could you ask from the rocket man?..."
— The Guardian
4.3 out of 5
Attlee and Churchill
Leo McKinstry (Author)
"a deft account of a terrific double act..."
— The Observer
Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister
"her book is well worth reading..."
— The Sunday Times
4.18 out of 5
"The new Oxford poetry professor draws on The Odyssey in her skilful collection..."
3.83 out of 5
Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
"a literary version of a one-off Christmas single: brash and annoying, poignant and meaningful, all at the same time..."
3.31 out of 5
Lady in Waiting
"This memoir of consorting with Princess Margaret and the royal family is remarkable...."
Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope
"It takes real talent to produce a book like this...."
Year of the Monkey
"Patti Smith had a bad year in 2016 Year of the Monkey is the sly and wonderful book that resulted from it..."
— The Spectator
4 out of 5
"A fascination with archaeology runs through the Scottish poet’s collection of essays..."
— Irish Times
4.33 out of 5
Margaret Thatcher: Herself Alone Vol III
"The final part of this great biography tells how Mrs Thatcher’s political instincts deserted ..."
— The Times
4.2 out of 5
Time Lived, Without Its Flow
"This book is without a scrap of sentimentality but provokes a deep emotional response: not from poignancy but in awe at the precision with which Riley records her grief...."
Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: T...
"A remarkable story of war, communism and espionage related with nuanced sympathy, but lacking reflection..."
Somewhere Becoming Rain
"a collection of witty essays by a great critic about a great poet..."
For the Record
"At a time when people wonder why anyone would want the job, this book is a helpful reminder of the good a PM can do..."
2.95 out of 5
A Month in Siena
"This is an exquisite, deeply affecting book, one in which an experience of dislocation and loss is conveyed in prose that flows so clearly and gracefully it finds continuities and connections all the time...."
— Evening Standard
A Day Like Today
"one is left with a sense of the author having not so much set the record straight as confirmed the suspicion that he is increasingly out of touch..."
3.71 out of 5
"Damrosch sketches the lives adroitly,..."
— London Review of Books
3.5 out of 5
When Harry Met Cubby
"This fascinating book is a behind-the-scenes glimpse, not at the creative, imaginative side of ‘the most successful movie franchise in history’, but at the business end of Bond..."
— Daily Mail
Long Drawn Out Trip
"In this compelling, but tightly controlled, memoir, he likes to blow his own trumpet, quoting letters and articles praising him...."
The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth 1922 - 1968
"Feaver has a vivid sense of the sheer amount of time Freud spent in the studio and the determination and independence of mind that kept him charged. ..."
4.07 out of 5
Who Am I, Again?
"Henry’s instability, his search for a voice of his own, extends to his prose. He can be chatty and colloquial, all banter and bonhomie, recalling teenage high jinks with dizzied abandon..."
3.46 out of 5
"The whistle-blower’s memoir is insightful, with a nice line in tech-inflected imagery...."
— New Statesman
3.2 out of 5
Make It Scream, Make It Burn
"Leslie Jamison covers a wide range of subjects but always with empathy and intelligence..."
"These essays expand beautifully from their starting points..."
— Times Literary Supplement
4.15 out of 5
King and Emperor
Janet L. Nelson
"Nelson...assembles an astonishingly rich picture from the most unrewarding of texts...."
4.43 out of 5
The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht, David Constantine, Tom Kuhn
"Where this volume breaks new ground in English is in conveying Brecht’s extraordinary poetic inventiveness...."
3.89 out of 5
The Glossy Years
"What gives great gusto to The Glossy Years, indeed, is the spirit of unrepentant devilry Coleridge evokes..."
— The Daily Telegraph
3.78 out of 5
King of the World
"Mansel is master of the well-chosen anecdote and of the pithy summary..."
Afternoons With the Blinds Drawn
"Anderson strips out insulating layers of mythology to reach something that feels touchingly real..."
The Private Life of Lord Byron
"The received image of Byron as a rakish bon vivant is decisively reframed in a biography exploring his personal foibles..."
Letters from an Astrophysicist
Neil deGrasse Tyson
"You can’t doubt Tyson’s commitment to the cause. He takes the time to reply to a huge range of correspondents, no matter how unhinged..."
The Dutch House
"A particular kind of modern American epic..."
4.19 out of 5
My Mother, the Bearded Lady
"Certainly Kington produced a lot in his insufficiently long life (1941-2008)...."
Sex, Lies and Politics
Philip Cowley, Robert Ford
"an entertaining and superbly well-informed guide to the often mysterious workings behind electoral outcomes..."
Etgar Keret, Sondra Silverston, Jessica Cohen, Miriam Shlesinger
"Sharp, action-packed short stories..."
Sarong Party Girls
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (author)
"This powerful, occasionally astonishing story about materialism, status and manipulation is written in Singlish — a Singaporean English patois — which takes some getting used to but adds extra authenticity..."
Owen Nicholls (Author and screenwriter)
"An unmissable, multi-layered read..."
— Woman & Home
"A fascinating guide and a celebration of linguistic diversity and bilingualism..."
The Great Betrayal
"a no-holds-barred attack on the Establishment’s blocking of Brexit..."
2.33 out of 5
Diary of a Somebody
"a spoof too far..."
3.23 out of 5
The Secret Life of Husbands
"the market will always be open for books like this one..."
"Bad men and bad sex work up an appetite for tastier dishes..."
The Bride Test
"a sweet romance that explores autism..."
— The Independent
The Men on Magic Carpets
"He starts from an interesting premise..."
"[a] sideways look at what happens when mathematics goes wrong..."
3.86 out of 5
The Rosie Result
"A brave, funny conclusion to an atypical trilogy..."
3.57 out of 5