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A Dog Day

Walter Emanuel

"One of my favourite books of all time… This adorable book is enhanced by wonderful drawings by Cecil Aldin." Jilly Cooper

An Admirable Point

Florence Hazrat

Love it or hate it, the exclamation mark has been with us from Beowulf to the spam email – an enthusiastic history for language lovers!

Conversations from a Long Marriage

Jan Etherington

Scripts from the hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom starring Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam

Figuring Out The Past

Peter Turchin

The numbers that tell the story of humanity

Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide

Christopher McDougall

Bestselling author Christopher McDougall and veteran coach Eric Orton show you how to run the Born to Run way

Blood on the River

Marjoleine Kars

A breathtakingly original history of the slave rebellion that almost changed the face of the Americas


Victoria Finlay

A magnificent work of original research, unwinding history through cloth – how we make it, use it and what it means to us

The Magick of Matter

Felix Flicker

A theoretical physics manual for modern wizards – an irreverent take on serious physics for popular science fans and sci-fi enthusiasts alike.

Murder in the Falling Snow

Cecily Gayford

Murder is best served … ice cold

Train Teasers

Andrew Martin

A quiz, and an eye-opening journey through British railway history

At Christmas We Feast

Annie Gray

A celebration of Christmas through the table

Astonish Me!

Dominic Dromgoole

A book about sensation in the arts by the long-term Globe Theatre artistic director

A Brief History of Pasta

Luca Cesari

Filled with mouth-watering recipes and engrossing tales, this is the story of Italy in ten dishes.

Oddly Informative

Tom Standage

The latest edition in the Economist Explainer series, edited and introduced by Deputy Editor Tom Standage

The Wordhord

Hana Videen

An entertaining and illuminating collection of weird, wonderful and downright baffling words from the origins of English

The War of Nerves

Martin Sixsmith

A major new history of the Cold War: exploring the conflict through the minds of the people who lived it

The Book of Phobias and Manias

Kate Summerscale

A captivating A-Z compendium of our fears and obsessions by the bestselling author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher


David Hendy

A monumental work of popular history, making the case that the Beeb is as much of a National Treasure as the NHS

The Good Drinker

Adrian Chiles

Discover the unsung pleasures of drinking in moderation, with one of Britain's most engaging broadcaster and columnists

The World in Conflict

John Andrews

The complete guide to the causes and current status of global hostilities

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