Non-fiction

The Germans

Frank Trentmann

The Germans will be a book about remorse and denial, compassion and hatred, charity and its limits, saving and spending, war and peace. How did a society transform from one of totalitarianism, conques…


Breakdown

Ian Leslie

Ian Leslie explores the latest research into how human beings communicate with each other. Rather than being exemplary communicators, most people are actually not very good at communicating at all. Th…


Happiness is Not the Most Important Thing

Jonathan Rowson

In this profoundly original books, Jonathan Rowson blends memoir — his teenage years as a chess prodigy; how his father and brother’s mental illness ultimately broke his family; the ferociously intens…


Churchill’s Bust

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Winston Churchill towered over his own age, when he was variously described as ‘the saviour of his country,’ ‘the leader of humanity’ or ‘the man of the century’. More remarkably, he has towered over…


Chasing the Firebird

Andrei Kozyrev

Andrei Kozyrev was foreign minister of Russia under President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. During the August 1991 coup attempt against Gorbachev, he was present when Yeltsin stood on a tank to address…


Bombay Lieutenant

Cathy Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy

A non-fiction thriller set in India, Pakistan and the Persian Gulf, Bombay Lieutenant tells the story of Dawood Ibrahim, the world’s wealthiest trafficker, and funder of terrorist groups all over the…


Paris Tokyo Kyoto Paris

Vahram Muratyan

They first meet in Tokyo. An ongoing conversation starts that day in an izakaya, where he’ll come to understand useful Japanese customs and how-tos, she learns a thing or two about wine and cheese pai…


The Rise and Fall of Whistleblowers

Frederik Obermaier Bastian Obermayer

From behind the scenes, a unique investigation into the crucial role that whistleblowers play –from Russian doping to Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Cambridge Analytica and more– and the huge challe…


Older but Better, but Older

Sophie Mas Audrey Diwan Caroline de Maigret Anne Berest

When you wake up feeling great and everyone tells you how tired you look…. When you go to see the dermatologist to have a mole checked and he asks where you want the Botox…. When you can guess from hi…


Making Evil

Julia Shaw

We talk about evil a lot, and yet we don’t really talk about it at all – discussing the concept of evil is still largely a taboo. Every day we hear of the latest human atrocities, and superficially en…