Non-fiction

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…


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…


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…


The Age of Imitation

Ivan Krastev Stephen Holmes

Ivan Krastev is one of the most influential, elegant and original writers on foreign affairs anywhere in the world. Born in Bulgaria, based now in Vienna, fluent in English and Russian, with deep conn…


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…


Heat of the Moment

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

In Heat of the Moment Dr. Sabrina-Cohen Hatton, 34, and one of the most senior firefighters in the UK, reveals the skills and qualities that are essential to surviving in a fast-paced and emotionally…


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…


How Russian Democracy Failed

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…


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…