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The Happy Traitor

Simon Kuper

A 'humane and informative' (according to John Le Carré) biography of George Blake, the most notorious double agent in British history….

Ruin and Renewal

Paul Betts

A major new history of post-war Europe

Between Two Hells

Diarmaid Ferriter

The history of the war that shaped the Irish political landscape across the twentieth century and up to the present day, by Ireland's most promin…

The Handshake

Ella Al-Shamahi

For the first time, this quirky and engaging history reveals the secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures

QBQ!

John G. Miller

What to ask yourself to eliminate blame, complaining and procrastination

Dante

Alessandro Barbero

A new biography of Dante in time for the 700th anniversary of his death.

Being a Human

Charles Foster

A radical work of nature writing and philosophical enquiry, resituating us in our real human skins.

What's the Use?

Ian Stewart

A bestselling author tries to rehabillitate a much-maligned field

How to Deal With Idiots

Maxime Rovere

The international bestseller that offers an alternative to chucking your most irksome idiot out a window.

Active Measures

Thomas Rid

This startling history of secret psychological operations traces the century-long rise of organized deception from the Russian Revolution to contempor…

Spike

Jeremy Farrar

First book on Covid-19 by a scientist on SAGE, assessing how the government 'followed the science'

The Nation of Plants

Stefano Mancuso

This playful manifesto – presented for the plant nation by a leading neurobiologist – is an international bestseller

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