Non-fiction

The Moves that Matter

Jonathan Rowson

Long known as a cut-throat metaphor for warfare or business, this ancient game of strategy and self-discipline is revealed to be a singularly resonant metaphor for the challenges, thrills and set-back…


Older, but Better, but Older

Caroline de Maigret Sophie Mas

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…


Red River Girl

Joanna Jolly

In August 2014, the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was found on the banks of the Red River in Winnipeg. The murder had made headlines throughout Canada. This was not just because of the horrific na…


The Light that Failed

Ivan Krastev Stephen Holmes

In the early 90s, hopes for the eastward spread of liberal democracy were high. And yet the transformation of Eastern European countries gave rise to a bitter repudiation of liberalism itself, not onl…


Head, Hand, Heart

David Goodhart

David Goodhart’s argument that our politics is increasingly a battle between people from ‘Anywhere’ and people from ‘Somewhere’ has reverberated around the world and established him as one of the bold…


The Vicious Triangle

IYAD EL-BAGHDADI

This short book (60,000 words) presents a brilliant description of the Middle East: where it is now, how it got there and what its options are for the future. It vividly describes — and traces the con…


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…


After the Fall

Tobias Buck

The political crisis in Catalonia drew the world’s attention to a country that has lived through a decade of boom, bust, recession and recovery, and that is now engaged in an epic struggle to keep the…


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…


The Rise and Fall of Whistleblowers

Frederik Obermaier Bastian Obermayer

From behind the scenes, a unique investigation into the crucial role that whistleblowers play –from Russian doping to Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Cambridge Analytica and more– and the huge challe…