Non-fiction

LOVE AND MURDER

Daniel Finkelstein

An extraordinary family memoir of tragedy and survival during WWII Daniel Finkelstein’s maternal grandfather, Alfred Wiener, was a decorated hero from the Great War, and is now acknowledged to have be…


ON THE BRINK

Chris Bickerton

A MAJOR NEW HISTORY OF EUROPE SINCE THE END OF THE COLD WAR. This sweeping work of narrative history argues that Europe has been at the centre of a number of critical historical trends of the last thi…


Courtiers

Valentine Low

While fierce rivalries have always existed between individual members of the royal family, their staff and each other, they have remained for the most part hidden. This is now rapidly changing. Two di…


A Stone Is Most Precious Where It Belongs

Gulchehra Hoja

In February 2018, 24 members of Gulchehra Hoja’s family, including her elderly  mother and father, her brother, cousins, aunts and uncles, all disappeared overnight. In one evening, everyone she had l…


The Last Slaves

Hannah Durkin

This blockbuster work of history combines original archival research with vivid historical narrative to uncover an unknown American story. It sheds new light on the realities of slavery – and its long…


Tomorrow’s People

Paul Morland

Population is the vast hidden force shaping our future. It is breaking existing institutions and building their replacements, disrupting and destroying an old-world order, and bringing into existence…


Home/Land

Rebecca Mead

When New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead relocated to her birth city, London, with her family in the summer of 2018 she was both fleeing the political situation in America and seeking to expose her son to…


Killers of the Flower Moon (Young Readers Edition)

David Grann

This essential book introduced young readers to the Reign of Terror against the Osage people–one of history’s most ruthless and shocking crimes. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the wor…