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.
The world's most popular drawing-instruction book from a leading expert
A remarkable biography of the cultural icon, Paul Cézanne
A unique journey through English spelling, untangling the fascinating origins of its greatest eccentricities.
A fascinating and unique exploration of nature's music, from plants and animals to wind and rain.
Famous writers on libraries real or imagined, past and future; why libraries matter and to whom.In aid of The Reading Agency
The untold story of Vitruvian Man, the drawing that captured the spirit of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance – and that still haunts our own
This is the most complete history of fiction in English ever published – now in paperback.
Gregory White Smith
The definitive and explosive biography, based on new material, by the bestselling, prize-winning authors of Pollock.
An eye-opening tour of the English language through the ages
At last! A film book that is really useful! And fun! These enthusiasts' lists, arranged by genre, director or actor, answer that most difficult of…
The rise of rock-and-roll – in a nutshell, with particular attention paid to the business side of the equation.
'Delightfully eclectic', 'browsable treat', 'serious study', 'brilliant gift idea', things all said of Vivian Cook…
Non-fiction Christmas bestseller. Radio 4 Book of the Week