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The Ballad of Bob Dylan

Daniel Mark Epstein

Dylan's songs sound as if they have been part of the folk music tradition for centuries The Ballad of Bob Dylan examines the influences behind hi…

Memoirs of a Dervish

Robert Irwin

For many children of the sixties a 'journey to the East' was a necessary rite of passage. In an extraordinary memoir Robert Irwin contrasts…

Burying The Bones

Hilary Spurling

A thrilling portrait of the extraordinary childhood of Pearl Buck, the now-forgotten bestselling Nobel Prize winning novelist and author of The Good E…

The Fetish Room

Rudi Rotthier

Part biography, part musings on biology and nature, The Fetish Room is a moving portrait of one of our greatest travel writers and eccentrics, Redmond…

Child Soldier

China Keitetsi

The remarkable memoir of a Ugandan child soldier

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Tracy Kidder

One man's fight to save lives in Haiti and everywhere

In the Place of Justice

Wilbert Rideau

Wilbert Rideau was sentenced to death for killing a woman in 1961 in America's segregated deep south. Imprisoned for forty-four years in the most…

The Winter of Our Disconnect

Susan Maushart

The self help book EVERY family must have, for any parent who has ever texted their child to the dinner table.

The Song of Leonard Cohen

Harry Rasky

A rare insight into the poet, musician and artist Leonard Cohen written by the man who spent a year on tour with him – and containing previously unpub…

Catherine the Great

Simon Dixon

Empress, empire-builder, intellectual, art-collector, lover – this magnificent new biography does full justice to a truly remarkable ruler.

Fast and Louche

Jeremy Scott

P.G. Wodehouse wrote that: 'the three essentials for an autobiography are that its compiler shall have had an eccentric father, a miserable misun…


Ian Davidson

This dazzling biography of Voltaire celebrates his extraordinary life through the thousands of his letters to have survived.

The Match King

Frank Partnoy

'An enthralling cautionary tale of the recurring excesses of global finance … The author displays a vivid touch in describing the Swedish parve…


Sjeng Scheijen

'Superb biography … the definitive life of Diaghilev' Bee Wilson, Sunday Times

A Secret Madness

Elaine Bass

Drawing on her vivid recollections, Bass has written a powerfully compelling book that captures the searing loneliness of a marriage to a man trapped…

A Rift in Time

Raja Shehadeh

From the Orwell Prize-winning author of Palestinian Walks comes the poignant and revealing true story of his remarkable great uncle's political st…

Howards End is on the Landing

Susan Hill

A year of reading from home, by one of Britain's most distinguished authors

A View From The Foothills

Chris Mullin

'The most wickedly indiscreet and elegant political memoirs since Alan Clark' Mail on Sunday

Alexis de Tocqueville

Hugh Brogan

Alexis de Tocqueville, French aristocrat, liberal politician and writer of genius was the greatest of all modern political writers. His writings are e…

It's a Don's Life

Mary Beard

Britain's best known classicist speaks her mind on the ancient, and modern, worlds. A wide-ranging selection from her 'best hit' blog.

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