Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: from geometry of the 50p piece to how probability can help you win in any casino. In search of weird and...
Carsten Jensen; Charlotte Barslund
In 1848 a motley crew of Danish sailors sets sail from the small island town of Marstal to fight the Germans. Not all of them return - and those who...
An epic of love, hatred, war and revolution
The first - and only - history of the Secret Intelligence Service, written with full and unrestricted access to the closed archives of the Service for the period...
John Le Carre
Britain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they...
Why have all human cultures - today and throughout history - made music? Why does music excite such rich emotion? And how do we make sense of musical sound? This...
Combines practical advice with contributions from many journalists and commentators including Rageh Omar and John Simpson, who share their own experience and advice on surviving in difficult and dangerous situations.
Every football fan knows the legend of Bert Trautmann. From an amateur footballer working on a bomb disposal unit in Liverpool, to celebrated Manchester City goalkeeper adored by thousands, this...
From the author of The Perfect Storm, a gripping book about Sebastian Junger's almost fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army.
Santiago Roncagliolo; Edith Grossman
Red April is an internationally acclaimed sensation - a bizarre and brutal murder investigation exposes the compelling, visceral drama of a society dominated by terror. The winner of...
From the masterful author of Being Dead and Quarantine, a hypnotic novel about what it means to be a hero.
A brilliant, stunningly produced tie-in book to major three part BBC TV series written by the high-profile Today and Dragons' Den
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"A history of the world in 100 weapons".
In a voice that is uniquely and intimately his own, with the disarming honesty that has always been his trademark, Keith Richards brings us the essential life story of our...
What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal...
Of more than a thousand books published about Bob Dylan this is the one that has been written with the Dylan's active cooperation.