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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 co…

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)

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…

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.

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.


Gaston Dorren

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


Rosemary Hill

A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry

Shakespeare: Ideas in Profile

Paul Edmondson

A short introduction to Shakespeare by expert Paul Edmondson

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

Peas & Queues

Sandi Toksvig

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…


Lucy Moore

The first major biography for forty years tells the tragic story of ballet's great revolutionary, Nijinsky – now in paperback.


David Hendy

Orwell Prize-nominated David Hendy explores the role of sound, noise and listening in 100,000 years of human history, now in paperback.


Alex Danchev

A remarkable biography of the cultural icon, Paul Cézanne

Spell It Out

David Crystal

A unique journey through English spelling, untangling the fascinating origins of its greatest eccentricities.


Daniel Everett

A groundbreaking and controversial new theory about how we talk.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Betty Edwards

The world's most popular drawing-instruction book from a leading expert

The World Through Blunted Sight

Patrick Trevor-Roper

The Story of English in 100 Words

David Crystal

An eye-opening tour of the English language through the ages

The Great Animal Orchestra

Bernie Krause

A fascinating and unique exploration of nature's music, from plants and animals to wind and rain.

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