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…
For many children of the sixties a 'journey to the East' was a necessary rite of passage. In an extraordinary memoir Robert Irwin contrasts…
A thrilling portrait of the extraordinary childhood of Pearl Buck, the now-forgotten bestselling Nobel Prize winning novelist and author of The Good E…
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…
The remarkable memoir of a Ugandan child soldier
One man's fight to save lives in Haiti and everywhere
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 self help book EVERY family must have, for any parent who has ever texted their child to the dinner table.
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…
Empress, empire-builder, intellectual, art-collector, lover – this magnificent new biography does full justice to a truly remarkable ruler.
P.G. Wodehouse wrote that: 'the three essentials for an autobiography are that its compiler shall have had an eccentric father, a miserable misun…
This dazzling biography of Voltaire celebrates his extraordinary life through the thousands of his letters to have survived.
'An enthralling cautionary tale of the recurring excesses of global finance … The author displays a vivid touch in describing the Swedish parve…
'Superb biography … the definitive life of Diaghilev' Bee Wilson, Sunday Times
Drawing on her vivid recollections, Bass has written a powerfully compelling book that captures the searing loneliness of a marriage to a man trapped…
From the Orwell Prize-winning author of Palestinian Walks comes the poignant and revealing true story of his remarkable great uncle's political st…
A year of reading from home, by one of Britain's most distinguished authors
'The most wickedly indiscreet and elegant political memoirs since Alan Clark' Mail on Sunday
Alexis de Tocqueville, French aristocrat, liberal politician and writer of genius was the greatest of all modern political writers. His writings are e…
Britain's best known classicist speaks her mind on the ancient, and modern, worlds. A wide-ranging selection from her 'best hit' blog.