Non-fiction

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 Power of Women

Denis Mukwege

In his Nobel acceptance speech, Dr. Mukwege dedicated the prize to “all victims of sexual violence across the world. Taking action is a choice. Taking action means saying ‘no’ to indifference.” Dr. Mu…


DUCHAMP IN NEW YORK

Ruth Brandon

A glittering short book about what happened when Marcel Duchamp, creator of the most influential artwork of the twentieth century, moved to New York City to sit out the First World War. Marcel Duchamp…


The Light that Failed

Ivan Krastev Stephen Holmes

Born in Bulgaria, now based in Vienna, fluent in English and Russian, with deep connections all over the world, Ivan Krastev has been described by Timothy Snyder as “one of the great European minds of…


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…


There’s No Limit To What You Camus

Marie Robert

How can you stay patient with your hyperactive kids? Find a way to work with your tyrannical boss? Survive embarrassing yourself in public? How can you get over your shyness, your fear of taking risks…


Churchill’s Bust

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Winston Churchill towered over his own age, when he was variously described as “the saviour of his country,” “the leader of humanity” or “the man of the century”. More remarkably, he has towered over…


How Russian Democracy Failed

Andrei Kozyrev

Andrei Kozyrev was foreign minister of Russia under President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. During the August 1991 coup attempt against Gorbachev, he was present when Yeltsin stood on a tank to address…