Non-fiction

Our Bodies, Their Battlefields

Christina Lamb

At a critical time for women worldwide, acclaimed journalist Christina Lamb travels to war-zones to chronicle the harrowing and largely untold stories of women in war.  Christina Lamb is the co-author…


Prey

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In Prey, Ayaan Hirsi Ali weaves together personal testimonies and hard facts to show how the Western world is experiencing a significant setback in women’s rights. Underscoring the role of religion, d…


The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate

Nancy Campbell

A vivid and perceptive book, The Library of Ice is about one of our planet’s defining resources. It combines scientific and cultural history with memoir. From the world’s northernmost museum in Greenl…


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…