"Even in its tragic details, it is lyrical and playful, shaking and shimmering with energy..."
— The Guardian
5 out of 5
"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
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 Great Believers
"a deeply affecting novel that is full of death, yet simultaneously spirited and hopeful..."
— The Observer
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
"...one of the most unusual and thought-provoking heroines of recent contemporary fiction..."
— Irish Times
The Restless Girls
Jessie Burton, Angela Barrett
"a wonderful, magic-realist feminist fantasy..."
— Book Trust
The Stone Sky
N. K. Jemisin
"It’s devastating. Poignant and personal and almost impossibly powerful......"
The Italian Teacher
"The Italian Teacher is often wickedly funny - Rachman has an eye for life's cruelty worthy of Waugh..."
"This experimental novel narrated by a dog is clever, mature, entertaining and delightful..."
A Different Drummer
William Melvin Kelley
"His work is long overdue a revival..."
— Financial Times
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
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..."
The Boy on the Shed
" Ferris’s memoir will endure beyond a convenient Christmas stocking filler..."
— The Times
4.93 out of 5
"...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
A Certain Idea of France
"This comprehensive biography offers a 3D portrait of a man who was arrogant and vain..."
4.81 out of 5
At the Loch of the Green Corrie
"Consistently well-written, sometimes dazzlingly so, this book is difficult to slot into a genre..."
4.8 out of 5
The Kremlin Letters
David Reynolds, Vladimir Pechatnov
"a fascinating and detailed narrative of the war’s decision-making..."
Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters
"...a remarkable and intensely readable book..."
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...."
— Daily Mail
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
Patrick Radden Keefe
"Patrick Radden Keefe trains a cold eye on an incendiary subject..."
— The New York Times
4.64 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
Reporting the Troubles
Deric Henderson, Ivan Little, George Mitchell
"a deceptively simple idea with supremely effective results..."
4.5 out of 5
The Hate U Give
"...a brilliant and fantastically told exploration of race in America - and of growing up, too..."
The Lost Words
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
"This sumptuously illustrated book is a celebration of words from the natural world..."
— The Sunday Times
A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
"A beautifully written and illustrated novel, it is highly recommended and will take you into another world...."
Armadillo and Hare
Jeremy Strong, Rebecca Bagley
"Bagley’s charismatic illustrations add character, movement, comedy and style..."
The Skylarks' War
"...this dense, beautifully unravelled family saga may be her best book yet...."
A First Book of the Sea
Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton
"a particularly delightful anthology of poems..."
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 Clockwork Crow
"this wintry enchantment is suspenseful, resonant of folk tales and perfect to curl up with in the cold..."
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
"by turns gripping and laugh-out-loud funny..."
" as multi-stranded as a novel by Victor Hugo..."
"a brilliant novel for our times..."
The Lost Man
"opens with an image so disturbing it lingers for days..."
"This is genuinely unputdownable..."
4.63 out of 5
"gut-wrenching twists and an engaging protagonist..."
— Daily Express
4.57 out of 5
"The result is inventive and deeply satisfying, especially to readers already familiar with the plot..."
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
A Treachery of Spies
"engrossing and ingenious..."
4.71 out of 5
"an epic and immersive read..."
"(a) nuanced meditation on race, roots and belonging..."
4.54 out of 5
The New Iberia Blues
James Lee Burke (Author)
"Once again James Lee Burke has created a phantasmagoric fable..."
4.43 out of 5
Mr Godley's Phantom
"...something close to a masterpiece..."
This is Going to Hurt
" It is a truly laudable book, hilarious, moving and caustic. ..."
— The Scotsman
4.75 out of 5
"a memoir that promises to linger with you like a literary earworm..."
How to Change Your Mind
"an often relentlessly sunny, affirmative writer..."
4.56 out of 5
"Trevor’s admirers will return to them again and again..."
What Dementia Teaches Us About Love
"compelling, deeply felt book..."
— Times Literary Supplement
"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
Who Killed My Father
"remarkable delicacy and understanding..."
4.29 out of 5
4.21 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
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..."
Frieda: The Original Lady Chatterley
"an engrossing portrait of DH Lawrence’s muse..."
"A Soviet writer unpopular in Russia, popular in the West..."
4.31 out of 5
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
Escape from Earth
"a true history of rocketry, espionage and sex cults..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
"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
"The book is awash with historical and literary detail, and moving moments..."
4.18 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..."
4 out of 5
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..."
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us
"Rutherford’s fascinating examples of unexpected traits we share with fellow creatures..."
Jamie Susskind (Barrister, Littleton Chambers)
"The tone of this book is as refreshing as the originality of insight...."
"A riveting chronicle of the Theranos saga..."
4.55 out of 5
Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund
"How a book offering a bright worldview became a surprise bestseller..."
"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..."
Where Reasons End
"It seems fantastical – but then real events can be fantastical too. ..."
— London Review of Books
4.1 out of 5
"an often poignant study of those who, for whatever reason, do not become parents..."
Berkmann's Cricketing Miscellany
"a hugely enjoyable compendium of cricketing stories..."
"one of this year’s best memoirs..."
A Boy in the Water
"a compelling account..."
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..."
3.67 out of 5
Jonathan Clegg, Joshua Robinson
"Robinson and Clegg...specialise in access...."
3.56 out of 5
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
"The novel gathers momentum as it goes, and few readers will stop until they reach its final page..."
3.79 out of 5
Machines Like Me
"a fictional mathematical discovery is placed in the past and its ripple effects are carried forward..."
3.77 out of 5
"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
"It’s wonderful to hear the sound of Rooney’s voice on the page again..."
4.52 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 devastating debut..."
"[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
Asghar and Zahra
"The demands of Western love and Eastern tradition..."
3.82 out of 5
Live a Little
"[a] bold, funny novel..."
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
"A female slave breaks all the boundaries in this compelling debut that revives the gothic novel..."
The Book of Baruch
Geoffrey Hill, Kenneth Haynes (Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics, Brown University)
"It is among his greatest work...."
Francis: A Life in Songs
"lyrical successes – and plenty of imaginative touches..."
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
Whip-hot & Grippy
"laugh-out-loud funny [with] a feminist bite..."
I Am Dynamite!
"The juicy soap-opera life of a great thinker..."
4.46 out of 5
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..."
4.14 out of 5
The New Enclosure
"(a) fine and valuable book..."
The History of Philosophy
A. C. Grayling
"AC Grayling is a superb communicator of complex concepts but there are absent voices: women and Irish philosophers for starters..."
Maoism: A Global History
"The global influence of Maoism, from 1970s Zimbabwe to 1990s Peru...."
3.91 out of 5
Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes
"From Leonardo’s handbag to winged trainers, what we wear has always held a message, ..."
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..."
"David G Blanchflower's diagnosis of new labour market ills is insightful but hard work in places..."
Everything I Know About Love
"a shockingly intimate memoir from former sex columnist Dolly Alderton..."
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..."
"[a] sideways look at what happens when mathematics goes wrong..."
3.86 out of 5
My Sister, the Serial Killer
"a joyous stab against the patriarchy, as well as a suspenseful thriller..."
3.65 out of 5
The Rosie Result
"A brave, funny conclusion to an atypical trilogy..."
3.57 out of 5
Diary of a Somebody
"Bilston has perfected his comic voice..."
3.45 out of 5
"An entertaining polemic against the tech industry..."
3.33 out of 5
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
"perky, witty and charming,..."
3 out of 5
Woke: A Guide to Social Justice
"hilarious... this inane and relentless agenda deserves skewering...."
"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..."
"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
Fernando Aramburu, Alfred MacAdam
"Brutality, terrorism and division infuse a powerful saga..."
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
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..."
Let Me Not Be Mad
A K Benjamin
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..."
The Science of Storytelling
"The mechanisms of narrative..."
Doris Kearns Goodwin
"a more conventional appraisal of leadership, but a highly readable one..."
3.58 out of 5
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
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
"It is vast in both scope and size..."
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
"illuminated by flashes of gentle wit..."
The Way to the Sea
"Crampton writes beautifully of the area’s charms..."
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..."
Mud and Stars
"Wheeler is as enthusiastic and authoritative a guide as one could wish for..."
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...."
"Faced with the loss of beloved landscapes, some passionate individuals have taken action at enormous cost and personal risk...."
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
A History of the Bible
"A fascinating, wise exploration of the Bible’s evolution..."
4.27 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
Noel Malcolm (Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford)
"Malcolm is as subtle a historian as he is a capacious one..."
Angels: A Visible and Invisible History
"Stanford deserves praise for some wonderful art historical writing..."
Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, ...
"The triumph of a people..."
The Lost Art of Scripture
"As readers of her many previous works on religion will know, Armstrong likes the big picture and the longue durée..."
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
Midnight in Chernobyl
"a gripping, miss-your-subway-stop read..."
"Two powerful books by low-paid women struggling to keep a roof over their heads illustrate the severity of Britain’s housing crisis..."
" it is as important and accessible as anything he has written..."
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?
"sometimes leads to caricature..."
3.16 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
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..."
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...."
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..."
Lose Weight for Good
Henry Firth, Ian Theasby
Infused: Adventures In Tea
— Woman & Home
A Modern Way to Cook
"including one for the spaghetti technique that the internet went heart-eyed for a few years ago...."
"It teaches you to make the recipes, and encourages you to become a more instinctive cook...."
A Long and Messy Business
"'Leigh is a great chef who’s at home both on the page and in the kitchen'..."
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.' ..."
Court Number One
"an affecting study of how the law gets it right – and wrong..."
4.22 out of 5
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..."
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..."
"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?..."
"playful and inventive novel..."
"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...."
"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
"Challenging the hysteria and questionable science around video-game use..."
We Have Been Harmonised: Life in China's...
Kai Strittmatter, Ruth Martin
"A remarkable analysis identifies ‘Mao 2.0’ as the west’s new cold war adversary..."
The AI Does Not Hate You
"Silicon Valley thinkers are worried about the coming age of AI..."
"Inside the secret lives and beliefs of the coders who effectively control our world..."
"(a) heartfelt and frequently devastating autobiography..."
'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': On Where...
"a delightful celebration of a martial pop culture..."
"Juicier sex scenes, bloodier violence and racier dialogue being lapped up by cinema goers came to a shuddering end in 1934..."
"reveals her to be a defiant survivor, with an eye for scabrous detail..."
3.78 out of 5
Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps
"thoroughly researched and elegantly written..."
3.62 out of 5
Funny Man: Mel Brooks
Wild and Crazy Guys
Nick de Semlyen
"underlines just how extreme the endless quest for success could be..."
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
"(a) wise, funny memoir..."
The Castle on Sunset
"the secrets of LA’s most glamorous hotel..."
How Does It Feel?
"witty, self-deprecating... entertaining..."
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..."
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..."
"will come as a large relief to the Top Gear viewers such as myself at whom High Performance is squarely aimed..."
Skybound: A Journey in Flight
"a euphoric, courageous book ..."
Exploring the Britannic
"a beautiful and often moving reflection on history, warfare, undersea exploration, friendship, courage and tragedy..."
"Arnott’s book offers an unusual perspective, revealing how a vessel, criss-crossing the oceans, changed history...."
The Garden Jungle
"this book will teach you a great deal about the creatures who live right outside your door and are waiting for you to get to know them..."