Non-fiction

SENTIENCE

Nicholas Humphrey

Humphrey directly challenges the popular assumption that sentience is linked to intelligence (it’s not, which means that machines can be intelligent without being sentient), or that it exists across t…


Survive. Drive. Win.

Nick Fry

On a cold November day in 2008, Nick Fry, the head of the Honda Formula One racing team, was told by his Japanese bosses that Honda was pulling out of F1 in 30 days. This bolt from the blue was a disa…


Tough Talk

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…


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…


Playing For Freedom

Zarifa Adiba

According to the UN, Afghanistan is the worst place on the planet to be born a woman. The effects of Taliban rule can be felt everywhere: women lack access to basic education, men make all the major d…


Morbid Symptoms

Donald Sassoon

Donald Sassoon, one of Europe’s pre-eminent historians and public intellectuals, has been watching the events of the last few years with mounting anger and consternation. The result is this remarkable…


THE EMPEROR’S NEW ROAD

JONATHAN HILLMAN

On its present trajectory, China’s vast Belt and Road initiative (BRI) stands to become the project defining that defines the twenty-first century. China is committed to spending $1 trillion on new ro…


Create Your Own Midlife Crisis

Marie Phillips

Have you noticed how, as an adult, every small decision you make seems to add up in increments until you find yourself in midlife somewhere very far from where you dreamed you’d be? It’s hard to recal…


The Moves that Matter

Jonathan Rowson

Refined and perfected through 1,500 years of human history, chess has long been a touchstone for shrewd tacticians and master strategists. But enfolded within this ancient game is a singularly resonan…


Loud and Proud

Tea Uglow

An inspirational collection of speeches from the LGBTQ+ community that have changed our world, and the conversation. Loud and Proud places the loud and proud voices of the vibrant LGBTQ+ community cen…