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The Wisdom of Finance

Mihir Desai

Putting the humanity back into finance by looking at the profession's core principles through the prism of art, literature and film.

Telling Tales in Greek

Lorna Robinson

An engaging guide to ancient Greece, narrated by the sly hero Odysseus.

Comparing Notes

Adam Ockelford

We are all instinctively musical. Why? And how does music work? Indeed, what is (or isn't) music? Adam Ockelford has the answers

That's The Way It Crumbles

Matthew Engel

Americanisms have been slyly coloring the English language for centuries, and this practice must stop. Period.

Music: Ideas in Profile

Andrew Gant

The best concise introduction to an essential subject

Rogues' Gallery

Philip Hook

Sotheby's art expert exposes five centuries of history, scandals, big wins and horrifying losses in the international art world

Making Sense

David Crystal

The world's best-known authority on the English language reveals the secrets and subtleties of its grammar


Catherine Belsey

The next introduction in the IDEAS IN PROFILE series: a snappy but serious introduction to criticism

Distant Lands

Lorna Robinson

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 Globe Guide to Shakespeare

Andrew Dickson

The only guide to Shakespeare you'll ever need, fully endorsed by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The Art of Understanding Art

Hugh Moss

A refreshingly original and thought-provoking new theory of art, argued with intelligence, panache and wit.


Rosemary Hill

A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry

How to Watch a Movie

David Thomson

An enlightening guide to all the magical workings of watching film from 'a giant in the world of film criticism' (The Times)

O Sing unto the Lord

Andrew Gant

The biography of a quintessentially English tradition by one of its leading scholars and proponents

Making a Point

David Crystal

The triumphant third volume in David Crystal's classic series on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a com…

Shakespeare: Ideas in Profile

Paul Edmondson

A short introduction to Shakespeare by expert Paul Edmondson

Fashion on the Ration

Julie Summers

A social history to be seen with: bestselling author of Jambusters (filmed as Home Fires) lifts the veil on wartime fashion.

Art in History, 600 BC – 2000 AD: Ideas in Profile

Martin Kemp

An epic journey through the history of art from religious painting to postmodernism by one of the world's greatest art historians

Christmas Carols

Andrew Gant

Here's something to set you singing this Christmas – a history of twenty odd carols in a beautiful edition. An ideal Christmas book gift.


Gaston Dorren

Why the Spanish speak so fast, the Dutch are gender-benders and it's hard to add up in Breton

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