Alain de Botton
Rejects the supernatural claims of religion and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live. This book shows us a range of ideas...
This provocative and thought-provoking book argues that the baby boomer generation have thrived at the expense of their children.
From the first flirtatious text message to dodging insults in the divorce courts, via swooning, stalking, and swearing undying devotion, this cheerful book about the horrors of love explains why...
Rhian E. Jones
Political and media policing of female social and sexual autonomy, through the neglected but significant gendered dimensions of the discourse surrounding 'chavs', has been accompanied by a similar restriction and...
Shows how the new power paradigm operates, how it is conceived and controlled, and why it is leading to a collapse in living standards. Arguing that the 'information economy' ruins...
Rich with humor, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - Tiny Beautful Things is a balm for everything life throws our way, administered by the author of the New York...
The story of the beginnings of Christianity, told as never before. Band of Angels uncovers the vital role women played in spreading the Christian religion and seeks to restore their...
Demystifies Buddhism by explaining, without jargon or obscure terminology, what awakening is and how to practise it.
How did an obscure personality cult come to be the world's biggest religion, with a third of humanity its followers? This book describes not only the main facts, ideas and...
Presents a portrait of gay men and women throughout time and across the globe whose lives have influenced society at large. This title features such celebrated figures as Michelangelo, Frederick...
Shows us how to remember and how to live. This book is shaped like a calendar. Each day brings with it a story: a journey, feast or tragedy that really...
In this definitive collection of Stephenson's writings, journalism and meditations, the great American polymath puts the 20th Century - mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science and technology-...
Iona Opie; Peter Opie; Marina Warner
First published in 1959, Iona and Peter Opie's The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature...
James R. Flynn
Seeks to explain the 'Flynn effect' (massive IQ gains over time) and its consequences for gender, race and social equality.
Throughout the history of the Western world, countless attempts have been made to define beauty in art and life, especially with regard to women's bodies and faces. This title examines...
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Jeff Collins; Bill Mayblin
Brilliant illustrated guide to the best-known and most controversial continental philosopher of the latter 20th century