"by turns gripping and laugh-out-loud funny..."
— Daily Mail
5 out of 5
A Different Drummer
William Melvin Kelley
"His work is long overdue a revival..."
— Financial Times
"This experimental novel narrated by a dog is clever, mature, entertaining and delightful..."
— Irish Times
"Even in its tragic details, it is lyrical and playful, shaking and shimmering with energy..."
— The Guardian
The Great Believers
"a deeply affecting novel that is full of death, yet simultaneously spirited and hopeful..."
— The Observer
"Davidson is one of those writers, like Raymond Chandler, who wrote proper literature that just also happened to be genre fiction..."
— The Independent
The Underground Railroad
"This is a shocking and imaginative story of slavery and suffering..."
— Evening Standard
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
"...one of the most unusual and thought-provoking heroines of recent contemporary fiction..."
Magda Szabo, Len Rix
"Katalin Street’s effect on me was so extraordinary that at first I couldn’t decide what was most extraordinary about it..."
— The Daily Telegraph
The Restless Girls
Jessie Burton, Angela Barrett
"a wonderful, magic-realist feminist fantasy..."
— Book Trust
Beastie Boys Book
Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
"few books took a timelier Polaroid..."
"According to Shepherd, “pathology tells its own story”, and he shows this brilliantly..."
A Certain Idea of France
"by some distance the best English-language treatment of the 20th-century statesman..."
4.93 out of 5
The Boy on the Shed
" Ferris’s memoir will endure beyond a convenient Christmas stocking filler..."
— The Times
"...places Laura’s choices as a writer within the larger context of Americans’ self-deception when it comes to the pioneer life and its legacy..."
4.88 out of 5
What a Hazard a Letter Is
"sparkling... lively and well researched..."
— The Spectator
4.83 out of 5
No Place to Lay One's Head
"an illuminating depiction of wartime France and a gripping and affecting personal account of endurance and defiance..."
— The Economist
The Kremlin Letters
David Reynolds, Vladimir Pechatnov
"a fascinating and detailed narrative of the war’s decision-making..."
4.8 out of 5
Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters
"...a remarkable and intensely readable book..."
"the best book on the performing arts to have been published in years..."
4.78 out of 5
The Italian Teacher
"The Italian Teacher is often wickedly funny - Rachman has an eye for life's cruelty worthy of Waugh..."
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
"...so daring and mind-bending that you haven’t a clue where he’s going to take you...."
4.92 out of 5
The Dawn Watch
"This stylishly written biography presents Joseph Conrad as a frank and original interpreter of his times and a prophet of our own..."
"This finely detailed account of the human cost ends with a poignant anecdote of loss redeemed...."
4.82 out of 5
The Cut Out Girl
Bart van Es
"moving history of WWII’s hidden children..."
4.67 out of 5
The Spy and the Traitor
"Macintyre brings depth, perspective and storytelling panache..."
4.65 out of 5
These Truths: A History of the United States
Jill Lepore (The New Yorker)
"Do read her magnificent book, but just remember that it’s not the whole story..."
4.6 out of 5
Patrick Radden Keefe
"Patrick Radden Keefe trains a cold eye on an incendiary subject..."
— The New York Times
4.56 out of 5
Reporting the Troubles
Deric Henderson, Ivan Little, George Mitchell
"a deceptively simple idea with supremely effective results..."
4.5 out of 5
The Lost Words
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
"This sumptuously illustrated book is a celebration of words from the natural world..."
— The Sunday Times
The Hate U Give
"...a brilliant and fantastically told exploration of race in America - and of growing up, too..."
A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
"A beautifully written and illustrated novel, it is highly recommended and will take you into another world...."
The Skylarks' War
"...this dense, beautifully unravelled family saga may be her best book yet...."
Armadillo and Hare
Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Bagley
"Bagley’s charismatic illustrations add character, movement, comedy and style..."
A First Book of the Sea
Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton
"a particularly delightful anthology of poems..."
The Clockwork Crow
"Beautifully written, witty, observant and reminiscent of E Nesbit, this novel merits a place in the canon of children’s classics...."
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
"...a beautifully illustrated collection of nature poems for children – one for every day of the year..."
The Colour of the Sun
"He is that rare thing - a writer of lucid, mature elegance, who can still see the world through adolescent eyes...."
4.85 out of 5
" as multi-stranded as a novel by Victor Hugo..."
A Treachery of Spies
"engrossing and ingenious..."
4.71 out of 5
"gut-wrenching twists and an engaging protagonist..."
— Daily Express
4.57 out of 5
"an epic and immersive read..."
"(a) nuanced meditation on race, roots and belonging..."
4.54 out of 5
"The result is inventive and deeply satisfying, especially to readers already familiar with the plot..."
The New Iberia Blues
James Lee Burke (Author)
"Once again James Lee Burke has created a phantasmagoric fable..."
4.43 out of 5
Slow Motion Ghosts
"the book still has a distinctive and appealing flavour...."
4.4 out of 5
Nine Perfect Strangers
"an astutely observed skewering of aspirational anxieties and the wellness industry..."
4.38 out of 5
Mr Godley's Phantom
"...something close to a masterpiece..."
"a brilliant novel for our times..."
The Lost Man
"opens with an image so disturbing it lingers for days..."
Since We Fell
"(Lehane) remains one of the great, diabolical thriller kings..."
4.33 out of 5
This is Going to Hurt
" It is a truly laudable book, hilarious, moving and caustic. ..."
— The Scotsman
4.75 out of 5
How to Change Your Mind
"an often relentlessly sunny, affirmative writer..."
"Its 10 stories bring a literary career that lasted more than half a century to a consummate conclusion..."
What Dementia Teaches Us About Love
"compelling, deeply felt book..."
— Times Literary Supplement
Who Killed My Father
"remarkable delicacy and understanding..."
4.29 out of 5
Where Reasons End
"Words may indeed fall short, but Li’s talent opens our eyes to what glistens in the depths of their shadows...."
4.22 out of 5
Time to Go
"Time to Go fairly pulses with life — and, strangely, disarming humour..."
4.2 out of 5
Rose George (Y)
"a work of detailed journalism, covering what are essentially disparate and sometimes very complex subjects. ..."
— New Statesman
4.13 out of 5
"an often poignant study of those who, for whatever reason, do not become parents..."
4.1 out of 5
"America’s opioid epidemic — a tale of greed, individual suffering and official incompetence — will blight the country for years to come..."
4 out of 5
The Silence of the Girls
"the vigour of her execution, will ensure that this novel is read for generations to come..."
4.79 out of 5
The Sealwoman's Gift
"Magnusson takes us on a journey that not only crosses continents, but encompasses tragedy and rich sensuality..."
4.64 out of 5
Frieda: The Original Lady Chatterley
"an engrossing portrait of DH Lawrence’s muse..."
Blood and Sugar
"her knowledge is worn lightly and she brings the period splendidly to life in her horrible but irresistible portrayal of Deptford..."
"A superbly told story...."
4.25 out of 5
The King’s Evil
"a novel filled with intrigue..."
A Gentleman in Moscow
"This is a book to spark joy..."
4.17 out of 5
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Imogen Hermes Gowar
"Hermes Gowar tells her tale of mismatched lovers with great panache and energy,..."
4.15 out of 5
"a remarkable achievement..."
4.14 out of 5
"A riveting chronicle of the Theranos saga..."
4.55 out of 5
"Her writing is excellent: precise, economical and accessible..."
"...(an) excellent account of the rise and fall of the bumptious entrepreneur..."
"Bullough pithily anatomises the offshore economy that affects us all, whether we realise it or not...."
Merchants of Truth
"Notwithstanding her apparent lapses on attribution, former New York Times executive editor Abramson is savvy in her analysis..."
3.88 out of 5
Ravi Agrawal (Journalist, CNN)
"Agrawal... has the journalist’s knack of finding fascinating stories, ..."
— Literary Review
3.75 out of 5
Keeping At It:The Quest for Sound Money ...
Paul A. Volcker, Christine Harper
"Memoir delivers a powerful message..."
3.73 out of 5
Capitalism in America
Alan Greenspan, Adrian Wooldridge
"a good read..."
"Magnus probes the question of whether the foundations of the Chinese economy are sufficiently robust to carry it through..."
3.67 out of 5
"A mathematician and advocate for technology challenges the influence of algorithms and calls for a better understanding of what we’re giving away ..."
4.41 out of 5
Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Sub...
Mark A. Miodownik
"Liquid would have been a better read if it had provided at least a moderate flow of stimulating prose..."
Europe: A Natural History
"An energetic sprint through 65 million years of complex biological history..."
Caroline Criado Perez
" as Criado Perez systematically shows, women are still considered the second sex, if they are considered at all...."
The Globotics Upheaval
"an engaging and informative book..."
Jamie Susskind (Barrister, Littleton Chambers)
"The tone of this book is as refreshing as the originality of insight...."
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
"Hawking's colleagues, friends and family, labouring out of deep respect for him, have produced a splendid book...."
— Irish Independent
3.95 out of 5
Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are
"enthusiasm sometimes gets the better of him: the book glosses over too many of the weaknesses of human behaviour genetics..."
3.86 out of 5
The Unwinding of the Miracle
"heartbreaking and necessary..."
Seven Signs of Life
"Aoife Abbey gives voice to the complexity of what it means to be a human being..."
The Stone Sky
N. K. Jemisin
"It’s devastating. Poignant and personal and almost impossibly powerful......"
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
"an exuberant mash-up of an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery and time-travelling, body-swap science fiction..."
4.37 out of 5
"Raymond Chandler meets William Gibson..."
"awesome, awe-inspiring space opera..."
3.8 out of 5
Machines Like Me
"The book is full of free-floating fears..."
— London Review of Books
3.79 out of 5
"The novel gathers momentum as it goes, and few readers will stop until they reach its final page..."
"Two environmentally dystopian visions of a flooded earth..."
3.71 out of 5
"enjoyably nightmarish...compulsive reading..."
Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants
Mathias Enard, Charlotte Mandell (Bard College)
"Charlotte Mandell’s clear, fluid translation recounts the relationships and tensions that develop from here between Michelangelo, Mesihi and the stranger..."
3.5 out of 5
A Boy in the Water
"a compelling account..."
4.18 out of 5
Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian
"the most serious attempt ever made to get behind golf’s great enigma..."
"...mesmerising. He mimics the way we absorb news and current affairs through myriad sources..."
Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket
Stephen Fay, David Kynaston
"this engaging joint biography confirms that they were united by ‘a deep and thoughtful love of cricket and cricketers..."
Amateur: A True Story of What Makes a Man
Thomas Page McBee
"This rumble in the gender jungle is punchy, thought-provoking stuff,..."
Hiking with Nietzche
"Kaag has a pleasingly wry, compact style, and is particularly interesting on thinkers that Nietzsche influenced heavily..."
Jonathan Clegg, Joshua Robinson
"Robinson and Clegg...specialise in access...."
3.56 out of 5
One Man's Climb
"Gripping new book shares one man's extraordinary attempt to conquer the world's second tallest mountain..."
"such a special book..."
I Am Dynamite!
"The juicy soap-opera life of a great thinker..."
4.46 out of 5
Maoism: A Global History
"Lovell has a gift for compressing long and convoluted histories via just the right stories, characters, moments, and statistics..."
How the World Thinks: A Global History o...
"A bold analysis reframes western philosophy in the light of the more mystical traditions of the east..."
The New Enclosure
"(a) fine and valuable book..."
"his prose is airy, effortless..."
Roger Eatwell, Matthew Goodwin
"They do a good job of demolishing lazy stereotypes about Trump and Brexit supporters being almost exclusively white and old..."
The Science of Fate
"each chapter could be expanded into a book..."
Socrates in Love
"Books on what Socrates was like as a young man, and why the truths can still be found in tragedy..."
Palaces for the People
"Why libraries, parks and other endangered public spaces are essential to good city living..."
Francis: A Life in Songs
"A series of poems on the life of St Francis of Assisi is scarce on facts but rich in imagination..."
The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem
"a wonderful alternative history of modern poetry..."
The Long Take
"a masterly work of art, exciting, colourful (and) fast-paced..."
4.19 out of 5
Vertigo and Ghost
"poems of lasting power..."
The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht, David Constantine, Tom Kuhn
" Kuhn and Constantine speak eloquently of the ways in which Brecht’s poems ‘are never just the servants of his politics"..."
One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem
"Tennant’s precise Englishness requires something bolder to offset its simplicity: you miss fellow Pet Shop Boy Chris Lowe’s neon-lit synthesiser..."
3.83 out of 5
The Letters of T S Eliot: Volume 8
T. S. Eliot
"this edition is utterly remarkable..."
3.63 out of 5
Running Upon the Wires
"This is a reminder of the poet Kate Tempest is – able, whenever she chooses, to soar above the conversational...."
3.4 out of 5
The Book of Baruch
Geoffrey Hill, Kenneth Haynes (Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics, Brown University)
"a work of the sovereign imagination in a state of radical alienation..."
Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs
Christopher Reid, Elliot Elam
"What Reid’s sequel soft-pedals is the thing that Eliot, the American who took British citizenship, was fascinated by: class..."
Coal Black Mornings
"humble but idiosyncratic..."
The Classical Music Lover's Companion to...
"The sheer size of Robert Philip’s Companion is testament to the weight of his scholarship..."
To Throw Away Unopened
"...her incandescent midlife memoir, a menopausal battle cry ..."
How to be Invisible
"Her book... works magically, possibly because many of her lyrics are structured so strangely...."
A Fabulous Creation
"Hepworth has more insider knowledge and knows more rock anecdotes than any man alive..."
— The Herald
Professor Alan Walker
"a stunning achievement..."
4.09 out of 5
I Saw Eternity the Other Night: King’s...
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
"vivid, atmospheric and funny..."
3.87 out of 5
What's Your Type | Merve Emre
"The partnership behind a ubiquitous test..."
4.42 out of 5
"Capitalism is the villain in this near-future tale set on a surrogacy facility for the super-rich..."
3.93 out of 5
The Science of Storytelling
"Can we prove how storytelling appeals to our neural processes?..."
When the Dogs Don't Bark
Professor Angela Gallop
"a fascinating memoir of a scientist’s career, but also the history of a field’s technological transformation..."
Doris Kearns Goodwin
"a more conventional appraisal of leadership, but a highly readable one..."
3.58 out of 5
Let Me Not Be Mad
A K Benjamin
"AK Benjamin conjures strange and powerful stories in a book poised between fiction and memoir..."
The Gendered Brain
"A clever study into flawed research and gender-based misconceptions of the mind..."
3.55 out of 5
Good Reasons for Bad Feelings
Randolph M. Nesse
"a new approach to mental disorder..."
3.38 out of 5
"every sentence is a joy..."
Land of the Living
"vivid, illuminating and unbearably tense..."
4.07 out of 5
In the Full Light of the Sun
"Clare Clark’s sixth work of historical fiction, (is) as compelling as it is expansive..."
"a devastating debut..."
"clear-sighted view of a divided America ..."
"Fforde keeps the puns and neologisms coming thick and fast..."
Fire and Blood
George R. R. Martin
"if you enjoyed JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, you’ll like this...."
2.81 out of 5
After the Party
"Oswald Mosley, anti-Semitism, sisterhood and a spell in Holloway prison are all elements in Connolly’s chilling, thought-provoking new novel..."
"It’s wonderful to hear the sound of Rooney’s voice on the page again..."
4.53 out of 5
Reasons to Be Cheerful
"Stibbe has the timing, and the beats, to keep you open-jawed..."
4.44 out of 5
"[a] breathtaking debut...."
Daisy Jones and the Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid
"t's as if a woman wrestled the narrative from Almost Famous, drenched it in sunshine, sex and tequila, then left it for us to read on a rainy Sunday..."
3.94 out of 5
The Doll Factory
"Emotionally and intellectually engaging, Elizabeth Macneal’s debut is a stunner..."
3.85 out of 5
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
"A female slave breaks all the boundaries in this compelling debut that revives the gothic novel..."
Love is Blind
"Intensely enjoyable historical caper steeped in the pungent, febrile atmosphere of fin de siècle Europe..."
"Gavin & Stacey co-creator’s debut is a soggy squib..."
"I don’t know whether Lopez is possessed of extrasensory perception, but he’s not short of wisdom..."
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
"illuminated by flashes of gentle wit..."
4.31 out of 5
Around the World in 80 Trains
" a rare rising star of the genre..."
In My Mind's Eye
"Her travelling days may be over, but the grand dame of travel writing still offers novel perspectives on the world..."
Into the Peatlands
Robin A. Crawford
"Footprint that was a mum’s only memento of her son: Author gives a fascinating insight into the history of Britain’s peat-cutting families in new tome...."
The Existential Englishman
"Peppiatt leans much more toward his misses than his hits, and he can be très drôle with it..."
3.23 out of 5
All Together Now?
"Politics and a decades-long father–son struggle..."
In A Time Of Monsters
"The former political adviser dines with sheikhs and stays with ambassadors to grasp how a generation let down the Middle East..."
Thomas, Lucy and Alatau
John Massey Stewart
"elegantly written, beautifully illustrated book opens with this thrilling summary of Thomas Atkinson’s hazardous journeys in the Urals, Kazakhstan and Siberia..."
A History of the Bible
"Its teachings have shaped the west but is scripture the ‘gospel truth’?..."
4.3 out of 5
Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
"more than coffee table aesthetics or even “mere anthropology”..."
4.23 out of 5
Angels: A Visible and Invisible History
"Stanford deserves praise for some wonderful art historical writing..."
A Field Guide to the English Clergy
Rev. The Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie
"a light-hearted rebuke to “the idol of earnestness” which blights large parts of the Church..."
Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, ...
"a rich, exotic history..."
Kabbalah: Secrecy, Scandal and the Soul
"Harry Freedman tries his best to explain one of the world’s most esoteric traditions, but mystery, it transpires, is mysterious..."
How Democracies Die
Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
"This is a provocative and readable book, but in the end it is also an unsatisfying one...."
3.43 out of 5
It's Not About the Burqa
"Mariam Khan has collected many young voices that passionately describe the multiple forces that form a sense of identity or its opposite..."
3.2 out of 5
Carrington: An Honourable Man
"for a biography it seems hardly satisfactory..."
2.63 out of 5
In the Closet of the Vatican
Frederic Martel, Shaun Whiteside
"Frédéric Martel’s hugely entertaining read is disappointingly loose with the facts..."
2.58 out of 5
The Priory of the Orange Tree
"the narrative builds like a tidal wave ..."
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
"reading it can often be a bit of a slog, to be frank..."
"Fabulous elements are mixed with everyday life and references to Brexit in an intriguing mother-daughter story about origins..."
3.57 out of 5
The Poppy War
"but builds into a scorching, ultra-violent portrait of war’s horrors..."
In the Vanisher's Palace
Aliette de Bodard
"captures wonderfully how hard love can be in an unlovely world..."
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
" a marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny end-times fantasia..."
Daughters of Nri
Reni K Amayo
"reassert[ing] that black readers are as capable of having broad, varied, multifaceted interests as anyone else...."
Midnight in Chernobyl
"a gripping, miss-your-subway-stop read..."
Never Home Alone
"Dunn hopes to instil in us at least a tentative sense of wonder..."
The Invisible Killer
Origins: How the Earth Made Us
The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future
"The crumpled carcass of a bee on the cover tells you only some of what you need to know..."
3.61 out of 5
Who Owns England?
"illuminating and well-argued..."
3.17 out of 5
Manual for Survival
"Brown is credulous of sources that share her opinions, skeptical of those that don’t. This gives the book the flavor of a polemic..."
3.08 out of 5
Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age ...
"Decades of failed harvests during the Little Ice Age encouraged global trade, imperialism and the establishment of new European entrepôts..."
2.67 out of 5
Green and Prosperous Land
"Dieter Helm has a plan to stop damage from farming and government’s complicity in it..."
The Snow Leopard Project
"It tells the story of wonderful successes on behalf of the country, but somehow its author fails to give us a true sense of the place..."
"original and engrossing... brilliant..."
Mouthful of Birds
"her command of her material is scintillating..."
Last Ones Left Alive
"Zombies hunt for living flesh in an Ireland destroyed by ‘the Emergency’ … but does this debut bring anything new to the dystopian genre?..."
" It’s fun to be in her company. And I wasn’t expecting fun...."
3.36 out of 5
"the master of horror gets cuddly..."
3.29 out of 5
You Know You Want This
"Kristen Roupenian’s sharp, powerful and uncomfortable debut collection of stories..."
3.06 out of 5
The Taking of Annie Thorne
C. J. Tudor
"There is no sign of second-album syndrome: the mix of grotty provincial realism and amateur cold-case sleuthing works just as well here...."
"this book is an artefact in itself – a tactile, mysterious and seductive one..."
Melmoth the Wanderer 1820: with an intro...
Charles Robert Maturin, Sarah Perry
"a novel which few can rival for complexity, cunning and horror. ..."
Dacre Stoker, J. D. Barker
"In its crafty structure and unhurried layering of dread, this addition to the canon is a brilliantly entertaining read, and offers a chilling response...."
The Secret Barrister
"this immensely impressive volume manages to make a subject that is bleak and dry utterly compelling...."
Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most ...
"'Red Card, an account of the downfall of Fifa, reads like an FBI thriller — because that is exactly what it is.' ..."
Eve Was Shamed
"This new book feels like a rehash of the ideas of second-wave feminism, with an uncritical adoption of some 21st-century orthodoxies that are actively hostile towards it..."
"An entertaining polemic against the tech industry..."
3.33 out of 5
Protest and Power
"Kogan tells this story with admirable even-handedness and plenty of revealing quotation..."
3.25 out of 5
Men On Trial
"rethinking the history of gender and masculinity in Ireland..."
"a masterwork of investigative journalism..."
Raficq S. Abdulla, Mohamed M. Keshavjee
"This rich and important book is a lucidly argued and accessibly written corrective..."
Mary Fulbrook (Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, University College London)
"Her story gains particular power and poignancy through the incorporation of voices from unpublished journals, letters, testimonies, personal interviews and other primary sources..."
Under The Wig
"mixes the excitement of the courtroom and some practical tips on advocacy with the more mundane life of the working lawyer..."
Red and White
"It functions as both a memoir and a guide to Oz’s world of wine and, my God, he really can write..."
The Way We Eat Now
"Wilson writes with such clarity and grace that the chapters slip by like the courses of a delicious tasting menu..."
Pie Fidelity: In Defence of British Food
"he builds a picture not just of the grub itself but of the people who put themselves outside it..."
3 out of 5
Lose Weight for Good
Henry Firth, Ian Theasby
A Long and Messy Business
"'Leigh is a great chef who’s at home both on the page and in the kitchen'..."
The 4 Pillar Plan
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
"he reels off success stories with the enthusiasm and excitement of one who has seen the light. Upon reading the book, I felt I had too..."
Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start
"(a) heartfelt and frequently devastating autobiography..."
'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': On Where...
"a delightful celebration of a martial pop culture..."
"reveals her to be a defiant survivor, with an eye for scabrous detail..."
3.78 out of 5
Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps
"Buchan reveals truth duller than fiction..."
Funny Man: Mel Brooks
"An entertaining look at early Hollywood and its battles with the censors..."
How Does It Feel?
"witty, self-deprecating... entertaining..."
"...one of the best nonfiction reads of the year...."
"very readable and hugely damaging..."
The Creativity Code
Marcus du Sautoy
"By the end of this elegantly conceived book, du Sautoy has subtly but fatally pricked the giant PR bubble of tech ‘AI’..."
"His arguments are compelling..."
Lost in a Good Game
"a heartfelt defence of a demonised pastime..."
"... despite the heavy acronym use that inevitably accompanies a book about government research projects, it’s highly readable...."
Modernists & Mavericks
"Gayford lucidly and entertainingly lays out their characters..."
Giovanni Bellini: The Art of Contemplation
New Year's Day is Black
"a bold and sobering work of art..."
Lee Krasner: A Biography
"impressively researched biography..."
4.36 out of 5
Anna Mill, Luke Jones
"it certainly is a wild ride..."
Two Girls Down
"this flawless performance is captivating..."
" There is...real daring here, as well as empathy and imagination..."
Fear and Loathing on the Oche
It's All a Game: A Short History of Board Games
The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book
Ordnance Survey, Dr Gareth Moore
"Sally’s breathtaking story, first published in Russia in 1998 and which has been reprinted multiple times, is a memoir of her time with Tal, with whom she remained friends long after they divorced right up until his death in 1992...."
The Way Home
"The Way Home, Boyle’s memoir of his first year off-grid, is fascinating...."
The Hidden Horticulturalists
Where the Hornbeam Grows
"(a) gorgeously written memoir about inheritance, exile and the healing power of gardening..."
— The Bookseller
Don’t Touch My Hair
"Combs, braids and Bob Marley’s bad-hair days are explored in this richly researched cultural history..."
Skybound: A Journey in Flight
"a euphoric, courageous book ..."
"In the 1950s and 1960s, British sports cars were way ahead of the competition..."
"One admires Slimani's bravery in creating a deeply unsympathetic character ..."
3.74 out of 5