The Elizabethan age was a tumultuous time, when long-cherished certainties were crumbling and life was exhilaratingly uncertain. From knife crime to belief in witches, religious battles to the horizons of...
Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in The Intellectuals and the Masses and What Good Are the Arts?, the author describes the events that formed him -...
Revealing how a formidable imagination can arise from the humblest of beginnings, this title paints a poignant, unforgettable portrait of a working-class woman writer's struggle for creative expression.
Ernest Gowers; Rebecca Gowers
Reflects the many changes in English usage. This book draws on an extensive private archive, previously hidden away in family cupboards and attics, to tell the story behind a book...
J. M. Coetzee
Offers an epistolary dialogue between two great writers who became great friends. This book includes letters that touched on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, film festivals to incest...
Joanne Harris; Fran Warde
A book of chocolate lore and recipes from around the world that can bring a touch of magic to your kitchen.
In this remarkable debut poetry collection, National Book Award finalist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers creates a startling, affecting portrait of a life shaped by...
Jacek Hugo-Bader; Antonia Lloyd-Jones
The Kolyma region was the prime site of the Soviet Gulag, a wintry hell of permafrost and gold mines, where tens of thousands of Soviet prisoners died of exhaustion and...
Michael J. Gibney
Takes you behind the swinging doors of a busy restaurant kitchen, allowing you to inhabit this normally hidden world, in real time.
Terry Pratchett; Ian Stewart; Jack...
Marjorie Daw is a librarian, and takes her job - and indeed the truth of words - very seriously. She doesn't know it, but her world and ours - Roundworld...
South-West Germany, 1926. The disappearance of a baby girl calls for Constable Theodore Hildebrandt and his son Klaus to visit the remote village of Hindelheim, a place where nothing ever...
Why is it hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a comedian whose jokes...
"Arch comedy . . . Dave Eggers channels Anthony Bourdain."
An outrageously funny and original debut set in the fast-paced and treacherous ...
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