Non-fiction

Beyond Fear

Guy Corneau

“Invariably, there comes a time in your life when everything goes wrong, when absolutely everything goes wrong.” Guy Corneau’s fascinating exploration into the nature of our relationship with the ‘sel…


The Sleeping Mountain

Alvaro Escobar Molina

In a mountain village of Colombia, a little child is learning about the world by watching his grandmother’s dry and wrinkled hands. He listens to the silences, to the tales of Madre Monte, and throws…


Healthy Living in 20 Rules and 100 Recipes

David Servan-Schreiber

Dr. David Servan-Schreiber’s ground-breaking international bestseller, Anticancer: A New Way of Life, showed how our lifestyle and especially the foods we eat are instrumental in fighting cancer. In H…


The Diary of Ma Yan

Ma Yan Pierre Haski

In a drought-stricken corner of rural China, an education can be the difference between a life of crushing poverty and the chance for a better future. But for Ma Yan, money is scarce, and the low wage…


The Gate

François Bizot

In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Fran?ois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge, who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later, Bizot…


My Forbidden Face

Latifa

From 1997 to 2001, sixteen-year-old Latifa was a prisoner in her own home as the Taliban wreaked havoc on the lives of Afghan girls and women. This is her testimony – a young woman’s reaction to the i…


Picasso: My Grandfather

Marina Picasso

Marina Picasso, granddaughter of the twentieth century’s greatest painter, watched as those she loved most were destroyed by the man the world revered as a genius creator. Her grandmother, who sacrifi…


The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Jean-Dominique Bauby

After suffering a massive stroke, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French Elle and the father of two young children, found himself completely paralysed and speechless. Able only to move one ey…


The Rebel of Kabul

Chekeba Hachemi

This is a unique testimony of Afghanistan’s recent history, a gripping memoir in which reality surpasses fiction on every page.   Chekeba Hachemi was one of twelve children born into an influential bo…