A theoretical physics manual for modern wizards – an irreverent take on serious physics for popular science fans and sci-fi enthusiasts alike.
Murder is best served … ice cold
A quiz, and an eye-opening journey through British railway history
A celebration of Christmas through the table
"One of my favourite books of all time… This adorable book is enhanced by wonderful drawings by Cecil Aldin." Jilly Cooper
Love it or hate it, the exclamation mark has been with us from Beowulf to the spam email – an enthusiastic history for language lovers!
Scripts from the hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom starring Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam
The numbers that tell the story of humanity
Bestselling author Christopher McDougall and veteran coach Eric Orton show you how to run the Born to Run way
A breathtakingly original history of the slave rebellion that almost changed the face of the Americas
A magnificent work of original research, unwinding history through cloth – how we make it, use it and what it means to us
A book about sensation in the arts by the long-term Globe Theatre artistic director
Filled with mouth-watering recipes and engrossing tales, this is the story of Italy in ten dishes.
The latest edition in the Economist Explainer series, edited and introduced by Deputy Editor Tom Standage
A major new history of the Cold War: exploring the conflict through the minds of the people who lived it
A captivating A-Z compendium of our fears and obsessions by the bestselling author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
A monumental work of popular history, making the case that the Beeb is as much of a National Treasure as the NHS
Discover the unsung pleasures of drinking in moderation, with one of Britain's most engaging broadcaster and columnists
An entertaining and illuminating collection of weird, wonderful and downright baffling words from the origins of English
The complete guide to the causes and current status of global hostilities