In the tradition of Dava Sobel's 'Longitude' comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery - an eloquent elegy to one of the most important...
Begins with Barbara Taylor's visit to the innocuously named Princess Park Manor in Friern Barnet, North London - a picture of luxury and repose. But this is the former site...
Otto Dov Kulka
As a child, the distinguished historian the author was sent first to the ghetto of Theresienstadt and then to Auschwitz. As one of the few survivors he has spent much...
Tells the story of a Soviet family's trials and tribulations, and of their escape in 1979 to the consumerist promised land of the USA. This title offers an account of...
The sequel to the bestselling A STREET CAT NAMED BOB continues the remarkable adventures of James and Bob showing - through new stories - how Bob's extraordinary street wisdom has...
Ben Watt's father, Tommy, was a working-class Glaswegian jazz musician, a politicised left-wing bandleader and a composer. His heyday in the late fifties took him into...
The first nonfiction book-searing, revealing, unforgettable-from one of our most acclaimed writers.
Looks at the connection between the two worlds of art and technology. This book explores such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the male machismo of geeks, the...
William is an economist, which means he is good at reducing an infinitely complex world into a set of clear, rational principles about the way people and markets behave. Unfortunately...
Two Turtle Doves is the story of a life spent making things. Growing up in 1970s Suffolk in a crumbling giant of a house with wild, tangled gardens, Alex Monroe...
A celebration of George Eliot's life, work and greatest novel, exploring through a mixture of literary biography, deep reading and personal memoir how Middlemarch answers fundamental questions about life...
Barry Martin; Philip Lerman
The heart-warming true story of the bond between a feisty octogenarian and the man in charge of building a shopping mall on top of her home - which inspired the...
A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, this title chronicles the author's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled 'verbal terrorist'...
Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses - individual, historical, biological and societal - that have ripped working mothers' leisure to shreds, and a quest for how it might be...
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A charming collection of classic recipes passed down from a master baker to his daughter
This is a story of dispossession, a meditation on place, home and identity, as well as a deeply personal account of the social ills of South Africa and the triumph...