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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.


Daniel Everett

A groundbreaking and controversial new theory about how we talk.


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.

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


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.

The Great Animal Orchestra

Bernie Krause

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

The Van Gogh File

Ken Wilkie


Daniel Everett

A groundbreaking and controversial new theory about how we talk.

The Library Book

Famous writers on libraries real or imagined, past and future; why libraries matter and to whom.In aid of The Reading Agency

Da Vinci's Ghost

Toby Lester

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

Lives of the Novelists

John Sutherland

This is the most complete history of fiction in English ever published – now in paperback.

You Talkin' To Me?

Sam Leith

A witty, elegant enquiry into the art of persuasion, updated for the witless, inelegant Trump era

Van Gogh

Gregory White Smith

The definitive and explosive biography, based on new material, by the bestselling, prize-winning authors of Pollock.

The Story of English in 100 Words

David Crystal

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

Movie Lists

Paul Simpson

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 Sound of the City

Charlie Gillett

The rise of rock-and-roll – in a nutshell, with particular attention paid to the business side of the equation.

It's All in a Word

Vivian Cook

'Delightfully eclectic', 'browsable treat', 'serious study', 'brilliant gift idea', things all said of Vivian Cook…

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