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Seven Roman Statesmen (Serapis Classics)

by Charles Oman

THERE WAS A TIME, NOT so very long ago, when the taunt was true that history was written as if it were a mere string of anecdotal biographies of great men. But for the last forty years the pendulum has been...


Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special

by Henry Blofeld

For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of...


Gold: My Autobiography

by Nick Skelton

With a show-jumping career spanning over forty years, Nick Skelton is a legend in the equestrian world. No other rider has won so many major competitions on so many different horses and he is as popular at Olympia...


See Ya Later: The World According to Arron Crascall

by Arron Crascall

Alright guys? It's me, Arron. Or as some people call me, 'that guy with the phone, the skinny jeans and the really fat head'.

In a world that seems to be freefalling without a parachute towards utter chaos, I'm...


Graeme Souness ¿ Football: My Life, My Passion

by Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness is a Glasgow Rangers icon, and a Liverpool legend in the same bracket as Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

He has racked up getting on for fifty years in and around the world...


William Tyndale

by Melvyn Bragg

Part One: The History (What do we know?)

This brief historical introduction to William Tyndale explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and writings, and...


Paul

by John M. G. Barclay

‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.’

(Galatians 3.28)

The revolutionary writings of St Paul have had an incalculable...


Breaking News

by Jeremy Thompson

Until his retirement at the end of 2016, Jeremy Thompson was one of the longest-serving journalists and news anchors in the UK.

During a forty-year career in television news, Thompson gained a reputation as the...


Magic Carpet Ride

by Philip Harris & Ivan Fallon

From humble beginnings in wartime Peckham, where his first memories are of being carried down into the air-raid shelter by his mother, Phil Harris would go on to transform his father’s market stall into Britain’s...


Me Life Story

by Scarlett Moffatt

One girl's meteoric rise from sofa to TV stardom! From beloved Gogglebox breakout star, to winner of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, achieving her dream of presenting with Ant and Dec on Saturday Night...


Jenson Button

by Jenson Button

Jenson Button is one of the greatest racing drivers of his generation. His seventeen years in Formula 1 have seen him experience everything the sport has to offer, from nursing underpowered cars around the track...


Emancipation Proclamation

by Abraham Lincoln & Sheba Blake

The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. It purported to change the federal legal status of more than 3 million...


Diary of a U-Boat Commander

by Sheba Blake & Stephen King-Hall

Captain Karl von Schenk of the Kaiser's Navy is a stereotypical German nobleman - supremely self-confident, touchy about the divisions of class and any infringement on his place. He thinks he is handsome, has...


Bela

by Valen Bailon, Tamara Arteaga Pérez, Yuliss M. Priego & Andrès Iniesta

Sometimes I ask myself if keeping on playing padel is worth it, if all the sacrifices I have made make sense: separating from my parents, my sister, my grandparents, leaving Argentina, competing every two weeks...


Caligula

by C. Suetonius Tranquillus & Sheba Blake

If you want to read about one of the "baddies," that is, one of the most deranged leaders in the history of History, you'll enjoy this one. Not much is known about Caligula, but it is established that his father,...


The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955)

by Robert Lacey

The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, The Crown by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background...


Fire on the Track: Betty Robinson and the Triumph of the Early Olympic Women

by Roseanne Montillo

The inspiring and irresistible true story of the women who broke barriers and finish-line ribbons in pursuit of Olympic Gold

When Betty Robinson assumed the starting position at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam,...


A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf

by Emma Claire Sweeney, Emily Midorikawa & Margaret Atwood

A fascinating, inspirational look at the relationships between some of our best-loved female authors and their little-known literary collaborators and friends


The Authorized Roy Orbison: The Authorized Biography

by Alex Orbison, Roy Orbison & Wesley Orbison

For the first time, legendary performer Roy Orbison's story as one of the most beloved rock legends will be revealed through family accounts and records.

Roy Orbison is a rock and roll icon almost without peer....


Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space

by Tim Peake

Was it fun to do a space walk? How squashed were you in the capsule on the way back? What were your feelings as you looked down on Earth for the first time? Were you ever scared? Where to next--the Moon, Mars,...