The story of how we learned to smile. A unique and untold story about a facial expression at the heart of modern western civilization.
The first genuinely global history of how women won the vote - written by a man. A book with controversial conclusions.
Cardinal Wolsey is a controversial figure: a butcher's son, a man of letters and the Church, a divisive political expert, a man of principle - yet, to some, an ...
Philip Gooden; Peter Lewis
War words have embedded themselves in our collective psyche; British politicians are fond of invoking the 'Dunkirk spirit' whenever the country is faced with major...
An unjustly forgotten seventh-century English monarch is rescued from Dark Age obscurity in this magisterial biography.
Harry Leslie Smith
The paperback edition of one of this year's most exciting and influential political books
Alfred Watkins; Robert Macfarlane
A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside.
London's suburbs may stretch for well over 600 square miles, but in historical accounts of the capital they tend to take something of a back seat. This title shows how...