A leading expert draws on a lifetime of fieldwork to reveal the mysteries and magic of language
Sandol Stoddard Warburg
A tiny book with a big heart – a favourite gift for weddings, best friends and Valentines
The long-awaited follow-up to the bestseller Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain – with new insights about creativity and our unique way of seeing…
Shaun Bythell, Scotland's grumpiest bookseller, is back, with seven witty and affectionate portraits of bookshop regulars
Another bestselling collection of astonishing explainers from The Economist
Henry James Garrett
A sweetly illustrated examination of what makes us kind
A beautifully-packaged, fun A to Z of good omens, inauspicious signs, their origins and meanings
The new edition of this annual bestseller, packed with amazing data about the world in 2021
The companion workbook to The Artist's Way.
The answer to overwork and burnout, the route to fulfilment and success: letting go
A beautiful poem to help comfort those who have experienced the loss of a beloved pet
We all ask ourselves 'how did I get here?' So try running away or sexting without ruining your life, and create your own midlife crisis with…
Following up 2016's hit Go Figure and 2018's Sunday Times bestseller Seriously Curious, another collection of astonishing bite-sized explain…
Funny and soothing: let Stuart Heritage tuck you in and read you a story about how everything is fine again.
More from everyone's favourite misanthropic antiquarian bookseller
Informative, entertaining and insightful … the fact-lovers Bible
A quirky language-lovers tour of the twenty most-spoken languages in the world – what puts them a cut above the other six thousand?
A unique collection of correspondence between the most celebrated actors, directors and playwrights of the past 50 years – now in paperback
Following up 2016's hit Go Figure, another collection of astonishing bite-sized explainers from the Economist