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The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us

The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us

Alice Roberts

From your brain to your fingertips, you emerge from her book entertained and with a deeper understanding of yourself - Richard Dawkins Alice Roberts takes you on the most incredible journey, revealing your...

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The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History

The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History

Susanna Forrest

From equestrian expert Susanna Forrest, a fascinating examination of the horse's evolution - from its origins fifty-six million years ago to present day - through the lens of human history

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Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood

Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood

Justin Marozzi

In Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood, celebrated young travelwriter-historian Justin Marozzi gives us a many-layered history of one of the world's truly great cities - both its spectacular golden ages and its terrible...

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H is for Hawk

H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk recounts how the Helen Macdonald, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.

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 Special priceAnd the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe’s Crisis and America’s Economic Future

Yanis Varoufakis

The strong do as they can and the weak suffer what they must. -Thucydides The fate of the global economy hangs in the balance, and Europe is doing its utmost to undermine it, to destabilize America, and to spawn new forms of...

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 Special priceLarousse Wine

Larousse Wine

David Cobbold, Sebastian Durand-Viel

The definitive wine reference book, from one of the world's most prestigious wine brands.

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May We Be Forgiven

May We Be Forgiven

A.M. Homes

May We Be Forgiven is an unnerving, funny tale of unexpected intimacies and of how one deeply fractured family might begin to put itself back together.

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Transit

Transit

Rachel Cusk

Filtered through the impersonal gaze of its keenly intelligent protagonist, Transit sees Rachel Cusk delve deeper into the themes first raised in her critically acclaimed novel Outline.

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 Special priceThe Other Paris: An Illustrated Journey through a City's Poor and Bohemian Past

The Other Paris: An Illustrated Journey through a City’s Poor and Bohemian Past

Luc Sante

Paris, the City of Light, the city of fine dining, seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow: the city of the poor, the outcast, the criminal, the eccentric, the...

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Outline

Outline

Rachel Cusk

Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens

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Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

Sir David Attenborough

In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a...

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Purity

Purity

Jonathan Franzen

A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom

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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

Hisham Matar

A memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again. This is a personal tale of loss. It deals with history, politics and art. It's about what it is to be human.

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Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist

Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist

Richard Dawkins

A kaleidoscopic argument for the power and glory of science: the wonder of scientific discovery; the practical necessity of scientific endeavour to society; and the importance of the scientific way of thinking - particularly in...

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Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

Marina Abramovic

A celebrated performance artist details her life, from her dark childhood in postwar Yugoslavia and her formative relationships to her rise to worldwide fame and her creative efforts to test and overcome the limits of pain and...

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The White Road: Journey into an Obsession

The White Road: Journey into an Obsession

Edmund de Waal

An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.

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Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking

Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking

Malcolm Gladwell

Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, the author shows how the difference between good and bad decision-making has nothing to do with how much information can be processed quickly, but on the few particular details...

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 Special priceDietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives

Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives

Karin Wieland, Shelley Frisch

This magisterial dual biography illuminates two complex lives that began alike but were on opposite sides of the Second World War.

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