A collection of essays, prefaces and occasional pieces written by the author for magazines and newspapers. It includes subjects ranging from Walter Raleigh to Kafka; Hawthorne to the high-wire artist...
Presents a response to George Orwell's 'Why I Write'. Taking Orwell's famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of reflections on the writing life...
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.
Combat Camera reveals the inner workings - and absurdities - of the British military's media operations in Afghanistan. A war memoir that draws on hundreds of...
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...
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Includes all issues such as political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. This title offers an essay on style.
Reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated, confounding and human of experiences. This title includes stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we...
Roberto Saviano; Oonagh Stransky
Twenty-five powerful and incisive essays by the formidably courageous investigative journalist Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah.
The year is 1Q84. This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two moons in the sky. In this world, the...
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. May...
Another hilarious and moving novel from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl.
A new roundup of personal essays from the No. 1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favourite Humorist
Aomame standing on the Metropolitan Expressway with a gun between her lips. She knows she is being hunted, and that she has put herself in terrible danger in order to...