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
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..."
— The Sunday Times
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...."
Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister
"her book is well worth reading..."
4.18 out of 5
"The new Oxford poetry professor draws on The Odyssey in her skilful collection..."
3.83 out of 5
Somewhere Becoming Rain
"a collection of witty essays by a great critic about a great poet..."
— The Times
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 ..."
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..."
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
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...."
"Damrosch sketches the lives adroitly,..."
— London Review of Books
3.5 out of 5
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..."
King and Emperor
Janet L. Nelson
"Nelson...assembles an astonishingly rich picture from the most unrewarding of texts...."
— Times Literary Supplement
4.43 out of 5
"These essays expand beautifully from their starting points..."
4.15 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
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
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..."