It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian...
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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The compelling true story of how the Women's Institute pulled Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.
The 21st century will be the age of the city. Already over 50% of the world population live in urban centres and over the coming decades this percentage will increase....
Ian Nairn; Owen Hatherley
Sixteen short essays on places as varied as Glasgow and Norwich, Llanidloes and Sheffield, by the finest English Architectural writer of the Twentieth Century.
The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour - of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of...
It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do...
This provocative and thought-provoking book argues that the baby boomer generation have thrived at the expense of their children.
Jon Ronson finds that psychopaths aren't just to be found in Broadmoor; they're found in Parliament and boardrooms too.
Presents an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. This title takes you to unimagined places:...
Drawing on a wide range of examples from cities across the world and throughout history, this book explores the reasons why people first built cities and why urban populations grow...
In the style of Nudge or The Spirit Level - a groundbreaking book that will change the way you look at the world.
A gripping biography of six extraordinary women who, in their very different ways, epitomise the decade they came of age - the 1920s
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...
Hadley Freeman, Guardian features writer and author of the popular 'Ask Hadley...' column, reminds the modern lady to 'Be Awesome'.
In the summer of 2010, the author set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The result of these efforts was "Humans...