Non-fiction

On the Frontlines of Peace

Severine Autesserre

It’s always the same story told in a different setting. Violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, interveners and million-dollar donors come rushing in, peace is declared, and within a mon…


A Briefcase Full of Cash

Estelle Shirbon

In April 2012 a Nigerian ex-governor, James Ibori, was sentenced to 13 years for fraud at Southwark Crown Court. He had stolen so much money from the state he governed that he could afford a private j…


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…


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…


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…


The Emperor’s New Road

JONATHAN HILLMAN

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


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…