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A leading expert draws on a lifetime of fieldwork to reveal the mysteries and magic of language
An immersive historical account of a fascinating and important untold story
For the first time, this quirky and engaging history reveals the secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures
What would happen if the Queen became a reader of taste and discernment rather than of Dick Francis? The answer is a perfect story.
A visionary scientific account of the seven 'days' of creation, from a lead player in the hunt for the Higgs boson
Award-winning historian Linda Colley shows the dawn of the modern world – through the advance of written constitutions
What is the right relationship between the law and politics, judges and politicians?
The Earth writes its own story in the landscape. A novelist sets out on a journey to piece it together
When the art of government itself is changing, the old political divisions no longer make sense. Join organisation expert Jaideep Prabhu on a tour of…
A 'humane and informative' (according to John Le Carré) biography of George Blake, the most notorious double agent in British history….
How Britain's most famous female poet invented herself and defied her times
A revolutionary new explanation for sentience from the neuroscientist who discovered how the brain dreams