Putting the humanity back into finance by looking at the profession's core principles through the prism of art, literature and film.
An engaging guide to ancient Greece, narrated by the sly hero Odysseus.
We are all instinctively musical. Why? And how does music work? Indeed, what is (or isn't) music? Adam Ockelford has the answers
Americanisms have been slyly coloring the English language for centuries, and this practice must stop. Period.
The best concise introduction to an essential subject
Sotheby's art expert exposes five centuries of history, scandals, big wins and horrifying losses in the international art world
The world's best-known authority on the English language reveals the secrets and subtleties of its grammar
The next introduction in the IDEAS IN PROFILE series: a snappy but serious introduction to criticism
A sequel to Telling Tales in Latin, the acclaimed textbook from the Iris Project, Telling Tales in Latin: Distant Lands appeals to a wide range of lea…
The only guide to Shakespeare you'll ever need, fully endorsed by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
A refreshingly original and thought-provoking new theory of art, argued with intelligence, panache and wit.
A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry
An enlightening guide to all the magical workings of watching film from 'a giant in the world of film criticism' (The Times)
The biography of a quintessentially English tradition by one of its leading scholars and proponents
The triumphant third volume in David Crystal's classic series on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a com…
A short introduction to Shakespeare by expert Paul Edmondson
A social history to be seen with: bestselling author of Jambusters (filmed as Home Fires) lifts the veil on wartime fashion.
An epic journey through the history of art from religious painting to postmodernism by one of the world's greatest art historians
Here's something to set you singing this Christmas – a history of twenty odd carols in a beautiful edition. An ideal Christmas book gift.
Why the Spanish speak so fast, the Dutch are gender-benders and it's hard to add up in Breton