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Fracture

Matthew Parris

Matthew Parris, presenter of Great Lives on BBC Radio 4, explores the surprising connection between trauma and greatness through vivid case histories.

Great State

Timothy Brook

The last eight centuries of China's relationship with the world told through the eyes of traders, invaders, civil servants, visionaries, and trait…

Hogarth

Jacqueline Riding

A major new biography of one of Britain's best-loved artists

The Medal Factory

Kenny Pryde

The full story of the most successful organisation in the history of sport

Signs of Life

Stephen Fabes

The cycling doctor: Round the world with a stethoscope

Dancing with the Octopus

Debora Harding

A fierce, strikingly redemptive exploration of the impact of traumatic violence on victim, perpetrator and society

Imperial Tragedy

Michael Kulikowski

Two hundred years of Roman imperial politics and power brought to life in an action-packed narrative

All Against All

Paul Jankowski

How ideas moved the world from post-war to pre-war once more

How to Tell Stories to Children

Silke Rose West

A delightful parents' and teachers' guide to creating and telling stories to children

Brainscapes

Rebecca Schwarzlose

A trailblazing journey into the brain, showing how perception, thought, and action all depend on 'maps' etched into your gray matter – and how…

War on Wheels

Justin McCurry

Japan's fascinating culture of track cycling

The Web of Meaning

Jeremy Lent

A compelling foundation for a new story of interconnectedness, showing how, as our civilization unravels, another world is possible.

All In It Together

Alwyn Turner

A biting and original history which places culture front and centre to explain how our country went to pieces

The Confidence Men

Margalit Fox

The astonishing true story of two First World War prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.

Paris Match

John von Sothen

How to become Parisian – a genuine, laugh-out-loud tale of French life

An Extra Pair of Hands

Kate Mosse

A deeply moving story of what it means to care for those we love by bestselling author Kate Mosse

Britain at Bay

Alan Allport

Power. Glory. Death. Courage. How well do we know the story of the Second World War?

Rummage

Emily Cockayne

An original exploration of all the ordinary, extraordinary and totally mad things we've thrown out and redeemed through the ages

Escape from Earth

Fraser MacDonald

Lies, spies, sex-magic and socialism: the secret history of the first American rocket in space

Reef Life

Callum Roberts

A life working on coral reefs by Britain's foremost marine scientist and pioneering conservationist

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