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  • Ask A Historian

    50 Surprising Answers to Things You Always Wanted to Know

    by Greg Jenner ...
    'Brilliantly funny' SHAPARAK KHORSANDI'Immensely enjoyable' BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE'Every page contains delights' LINDSEY FITZHARRISWhy is Italy called Italy? How old is curry? How fast was the medieval Chinese post system? How do we know how people sounded in the past? Who invented maths?Responding to fifty genuine questions from the public, Greg Jenner takes you on an entertaining tour through ... Read more


  • Pandora's Jar

    Women in the Greek Myths

    'Funny, sharp explications of what these sometimes not-very-nice women were up to!' – Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's TaleThe Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories.Now, in Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths, Natalie Haynes – ... Read more

    £5.99 £0.99

  • Papyrus


    by Irene Vallejo ...
    The bestselling phenomenon - an enthralling 6,000-year journey through the history of books and readingA FINANCIAL TIMES, ECONOMIST AND MAIL ON SUNDAY BOOK OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH ACADEMY BOOK PRIZE 2023'*Outstanding, universal and unique' NEW YORK TIMES'A literary phenomenon.' TLS'Masterly.</strong... ... Read more

    £7.49 £0.99

  • Politics On the Edge

    The instant #1 Sunday Times bestseller from the host of hit podcast The Rest Is Politics

    by Rory Stewart ...
    **A searing insider's account of ten extraordinary years in Parliament from Rory Stewart, former Cabinet minister and co-presenter of breakout hit podcast The Rest Is Politics'An instant classic'** MARINA HYDE'At last a politician who can write' SEBASTIAN FAULKS'Candid, angry, funny, and self-revelatory' JONATHAN DIMBLEBY'Exceptional' RAFAEL BEHRThe Times pick ... ... Read more


  • The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

    by Martin Wolf ...
    From the author of The Shifts and the Shocks, and one of the most influential writers on economics, a reckoning with how and why the relationship between democracy and capitalism is coming undoneWe are living in an age when economic failings have shaken faith in global capitalism. Political failings have undermined trust in liberal democracy and in the very notion of truth. The ties that ought to ... Read more


  • Troy

    Our Greatest Story Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Book 3 - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths
    AN EPIC BATTLE THAT LASTED TEN YEARS. A LEGENDARY STORY THAT HAS SURVIVED THOUSANDS.'An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales' OBSERVER'Stephen Fry has done it again. Well written and super storytelling' 5***** READER REVIEW________'Troy. The most marvellous k... ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • Horizons

    A Global History of Science

    by James Poskett ...
    'Superb' Sunday Times'Revolutionary' Alice Roberts'Hugely important' Jim Al-Khalili_______________A radical retelling of the history of science that foregrounds the scientists erased from historyIn this major retelling of the history of science from 1450 to the present day, James Poskett explodes the myth that science began in Europe.The blinkered Western gaze focusing... ... Read more


  • In the Wars

    An uplifting, life-enhancing autobiography, a poignant story of the power of resilience

    **AS HEARD ON DESERT ISLAND DISCSA WATERSTONES PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR'A riveting story of loss, exile, and rebirth.' KHALED HOSSEINI, author of The Kite Runner**'One of the most incredible life stories you will ever hear.' JAMES O'BRIEN'A remarkable story. I thought this book was brilliant.' NAGA MUNCHETTY__________Born in war-torn Afghanistan, Waheed Arian's first memories are o... ... Read more


  • The Adventure Of English

    The Biography of a Language

    by Melvyn Bragg ...
    English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years.In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us ... Read more


  • Two Brothers

    'A powerful chronicle of the transformation of English football and society through the prism of two very different characters' Irish TimesJack was open, charismatic, selfish and pig-headed; Bobby was guarded, shy, polite and reserved to the point of reclusiveness. Jack was a gangling central defender who developed a profound tactical intelligence; Bobby an athletic attacking midfielder who ... Read more

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  • The Figurine

    The brand NEW novel from the No 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Island

    In her irresistible new novel, Sunday Times No 1 bestselling author Victoria Hislop shines a light on the questionable acquisition of cultural treasures and the price people - and countries - will pay to cling on to them.Of all the ancient art that captures the imagination, none is more appealing than the Cycladic figurine. An air of mystery swirls around these statuettes from the Bronze Age and ... Read more



  • Blood in the Machine

    The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech

    Longlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the YearThe "rich and gripping" true story of the first time machines came for human jobs—and how the Luddite uprising explains the power, threat, and toll of big tech and AI today (Naomi Klein)The most urgent story in modern tech begins not in Silicon Valley but two hundred years ago in rural England, when workers known as the Luddites rose up ... Read more



  • The Naked Neanderthal

    In this acclaimed bestseller, an explorer and Neanderthal hunter takes us on a riveting journey of discovery'With the style of a poet and imagination of a philosopher, Ludovic Slimak probes the minds of Neanderthals. . . This fun and provocative book is a reminder that we still have a lot to learn about biological intelligence' Steve BrusatteWhat if we have completely misunderstood who the ... Read more


  • Serpent's Point

    Book 26 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series

    by Kate Ellis ...
    Book 26 - DI Wesley Peterson
    'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times__________________Serpent's Point in South Devon is the focus of local legends. The large house on the headland is shrouded in an ancient tale of evil, and when a woman is found strangled on the coastal path, DI Wesley Peterson is called to investigate.The woman had been house-sitting at Serpent's Point and Wesley is surprised to ... Read more

    £4.99 £2.99


    Cracking the codes to discover his real name

    by Hunter Pybus ...
    Many people have recognised that the actor known as William Shakespeare from Stratford on Avon was not the writer of the sonnets, poems and plays under his signature, and a number of names have been proposed for the real writer over the centuries. Indeed over 5000 have signed "The Declaration of Reasonable Doubt" to demonstrate their belief that another person was the true author.The front runner ... Read more


  • All the Knowledge in the World

    The Extraordinary History of the Encyclopaedia by the bestselling author of JUST MY TYPE

    'Witty and geekily eclectic' The TimesAn erudite and amusing exploration' Financial Times'Full of jawdropping facts' Mail on Sunday'Remarkable . . . engrossing' Sunday Times'A pleasure' Spectator'An infectiously enthusiastic history' Times Literary SupplementThe encyclopaedia once shaped our understanding of the world. Now these huge books sell for almost nothing on eBay while ... ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • SAS Band of Brothers

    The Action-Packed Story of a Daring Escape that Ended in Betrayal

    by Damien Lewis ...
    'Riveting. Extraordinary. A real-life thriller.' Dan SnowJune 1944: the SAS parachute deep into occupied France, to wreak havoc and bloody mayhem. In a country crawling with the enemy, their mission is to prevent Hitler from rushing his Panzer divisions to the D-Day beaches and driving the Allies back into the sea.Led by Captain Patrick Garstin MC, a man supposedly invalided out of the military ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • The Death Ship of Dartmouth (Last Templar Mysteries 21)

    A fascinating murder mystery from 14th-century Devon

    by Michael Jecks ...
    A gang of ruthless pirates and the prospect of civil war threaten medieval Britain...Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock, Michael Jeck's savvy sleuths, are on the case again in The Death Ship of Dartmouth, another compelling, well-crafted tale in the Knights Templar series. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Bernard Cornwell.Autumn, 1324: when a man is found dead in the middle of ... Read more


  • The Malice of Unnatural Death (Last Templar Mysteries 22)

    A thrilling medieval adventure of secrets and murder

    by Michael Jecks ...
    A deadly hunt for a dangerous secret and a ruthless killer...The twenty-second novel in Michael Jecks' Knights Templar mysteries is a riveting tale of murder and intrigue in the King's Court. Perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin and****Ellis Peters.'Another rip-roaring medieval intrigue. Terrific' - Nottingham Evening Post1324 and the English kingdom is in uproar: Roger Mortimer, once the King ... Read more


  • A Mother's Secret

    The heartwrenching new family saga series set in WW2 Battersea

    by Kitty Neale ...
    The heartwrenching new novel from bestselling author Kitty NealeCan she put right the secrets of the past?London, 1939. Winnie Berry has been the landlady of the Battersea Tavern for nearly twenty-five years, and the pub is like home to her - a place of tears and laughter, full of customers that feel like family. A place where she's learned to avoid the quick fists of her husband, and where she's ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • Walter's Welcome

    The Intimate Story of a German-Jewish Family's Flight from the Nazis to Peru

    **Number 47 on Book Authority's 94 Best Nazi Germany Books of All Time!**Walter’s Welcome is the story of Walter Neisser and the more than fifty members of his family he helped to escape Nazi Germany. The story is told through the letters of the Neisser family, which have been meticulously translated and arranged by Walter’s niece, Eva, who also provides moving historical contextualization and ... Read more

    £8.49 £1.99

  • Mythos

    The Greek Myths Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Book 1 - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths
    STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD - OF MAGIC, MAYHEM, MONSTERS AND MANIACAL GODS - IN STEPHEN FRY'S MOMENTOUS SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, MYTHOS'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' TimesDiscover Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . .___________No one loves and quarrels, desi... ... Read more


  • Index, A History of the

    by Dennis Duncan ...
    *A TIME, New Yorker, Financial Times and History Today Book of the Year*'Hilarious' Sam Leith'I loved this book' Susie Dent''Witty and affectionate' Lynne TrussPerfect for book lovers, a delightful history of the wonders to be found in the humble book indexMost of us give little thought to the back of the book - it's just where you go to look things up. But here, hiding in pl... ... Read more

    £9.99 £1.99

  • Magnificent Rebels

    The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self

    by Andrea Wulf ...
    'A witty, gossipy, sparkling history, full of bright jewels of anecdote... Magnificent Rebels is a triumph' THE TIMES, Book of the Week'Extraordinary... A thrilling intellectual history that reads like a racy, intelligent novel, with a cast of unforgettable characters' SUNDAY TIMES'Magnificent Rebels is a magnificent book: a revelation which could easily become an obsession' SPECTATOR... ... Read more

    £7.49 £4.99