Non-fiction

Head, Hand, Heart

David Goodhart

Goodhart is part of a new wave of thinkers − like Jonathan Haidt, Ivan Krastev and Richard Reeves — who have emerged following the political shocks of recent years, and who defy easy Left vs. Right ca…


Survive. Drive. Win.

Nick Fry

This is the story of how the team was saved from disintegration when Honda pulled out of Formula One; the management buyout for £1.00; and its subsequent sale to Mercedes for £140 million. As CEO, Nic…


Janet Flanner

Michèle Fitoussi

Janet Flanner’s story is intimately linked to that of the The New Yorker for which she was the Paris correspondent for over half a century. A feminist, lesbian, pacifist, seductress and leading figure…


The Billionaire Raj

James Crabtree

The Billionaire Raj tells the story of the twenty-five years since India opened its economy to the world. It argues that like America before it, it is mid-way through a battle to define how its societ…


Milk of Paradise

Lucy Inglis

Poppy tears, opium, heroin, fentanyl:  humankind has been in thrall to the ‘Milk of Paradise’ for millennia.  The latex of papaver somniferum is a bringer of sleep, of pleasurable lethargy, of relief…


The Digital Ape

Nigel Shadbolt Roger Hampson

This book, written by one of the world’s pre-eminent web scientists, is an authoritative assessment of what is happening to the human race in the twenty-first century. It shows that we are living thro…


The French Revolution

Stephen Clarke

In 1789 almost no one wanted to oust King Louis XVI, let alone guillotine him. People wanted democratic reform within a monarchy, and initially that was what they got. But as power-hungry populists us…


Giving

Alexandre Mars

Alexandre Mars, one of the New York Observer’s top 20 philanthropists under 40, takes us to the heart of a new revolution: the revolution of sharing. Alexandre Mars is not a typical entrepreneur. His…


The Road to Somewhere

David Goodhart

Many Remainers reported waking up the day after the Brexit vote feeling as if they were living in a foreign country. In fact, they were merely  experiencing the same feeling that many British people h…


The Hidden Powers of the Liver

Prof. Gabriel Perlemuter

What’s large, reddish-brown, and absolutely necessary for human survival? The liver. It is the only organ to fully regenerate, and thus the most resilient player in the human body. A healthy liver is…