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By Parker, Peter, 1954- author
Paperback. English.
Published London: Picador, 2017
Born into the English landed gentry, the heir to a substantial country estate, Christopher Isherwood ended up in California, an American citizen and the...

By Wiseman, T. P. (Timothy Peter), author
Paperback. English.
Published Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2016
Why is Caesar a giant? Because he effectively created the Roman Empire, and thus made possible the European civilisation that grew out of it. This guide...

By Wilson, Frances, 1964- author
Paperback. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2017
Thomas De Quincey - opium-eater, celebrity journalist, and professional doppelganger - is embedded in our culture. Modelling his character on Coleridge...

By Davenport-Hines, R. P. T. (Richard Peter Treadwell), 1953- author
Paperback. English.
Published London: William Collins, 2015
Published in time to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of John Maynard Keynes, this thematic biography revives our understanding of the 20th century...

By Jago, Michael, 1946- author
Paperback. English.
Published London: Biteback Publishing, 2017
Drawing largely on Attlee's writings, speeches and letters, this book traces the life of a middle-class lawyer's son who, appalled by living conditions...

By Hines, Richard, 1945- author
Paperback. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2017
This is a breathtaking memoir of one remarkable boy's love for a culture lost to time, and his attempt to find salvation in the natural world

By Marr, Johnny, author
Paperback. English.
Published London: Arrow Books, 2017
[New edition]
Few groups have had a bigger impact than The Smiths and few musicians are as celebrated as Johnny Marr. He is an icon who defined an era and influenced...

By Purnell, Sonia, author
Paperback. English.
Published London: Aurum Press, 2016
Through the Churchills' 'wilderness years' in the 1930s, to Clementine's desperate efforts to preserve her husband's health during the struggle against...

By Ung, Loung, author
Paperback. English.
Published Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 2016
Until the age of 5, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, 1 of 7 children of a high-ranking government official. She was a precocious child who loved the open...

By Ferguson, Kitty, author
Paperback. English.
Published London: Bantam Books, 2016
Revised and updated [edition]
Kitty Ferguson approached Stephen Hawking with the idea of writing a book about him and asked him to help her make certain she understood his theories...