The triumphant third volume in David Crystal's classic series on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a co…
An enlightening guide to all the magical workings of watching film from 'a giant in the world of film criticism' (The Times)
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…
A social history to be seen with: bestselling author of Jambusters (filmed as Home Fires) lifts the veil on wartime fashion.
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.
Why the Spanish speak so fast, the Dutch are gender-benders and it's hard to add up in Breton
A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry
A short introduction to Shakespeare by expert Paul Edmondson
An epic journey through the history of art from religious painting to postmodernism by one of the world's greatest art historians
The queen of Radio 4, Sandi Toksvig, delivers an entertaining and fascinating guide to what to do and why in the confusing world of modern manners – n…
The first major biography for forty years tells the tragic story of ballet's great revolutionary, Nijinsky – now in paperback.
Orwell Prize-nominated David Hendy explores the role of sound, noise and listening in 100,000 years of human history, now in paperback.
A remarkable biography of the cultural icon, Paul Cézanne
A unique journey through English spelling, untangling the fascinating origins of its greatest eccentricities.
A groundbreaking and controversial new theory about how we talk.
The world's most popular drawing-instruction book from a leading expert
An eye-opening tour of the English language through the ages
A fascinating and unique exploration of nature's music, from plants and animals to wind and rain.