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Country Boy: Growing Up in Norfolk 1940-60

by Colin Miller

Colin Miller chronicles developments of the 1940s and 50s through the eyes of a Norfolk schoolboy and teenager.


The Will To Survive: Three and a Half Years as a Prisoner of the Japanese

by Arthur Godman

Taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in 1942, Arthur Godman spent the next three and a half years on the Burma-Siam railway, living in camps along the River Kwai. Like other PoWs, he experienced disease...


Letters to a Young Doctor

by Richard Selzer

Highly candid, insightful, and unexpectedly humorous essays on both the brutality and the beauty of the profession in which saving and losing lives is all in a day’s work. A timeless collection by the “best...


Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy

by Thomas Beatie

Thomas Beatie electrified the world in April 2008 with his announcement that he was seven months pregnant and due to give birth in July. The news made headlines across the globe, but it’s only one chapter...


Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait

by Kendra Bean

In-depth research and new interviews are paired with rare and never-before-published photographs by Leigh’s “official” photographer Angus McBean.


Once a Grand Duchess: Xenia, Sister of Nicholas II

by John Van der Kiste

This biography of Xenia, sister of Nicholas II gives a new angle on the Romanov story and provides new information on relationships within the family after the Revolution. Important new letters and photographs...


Kaiser Wilhelm II: Germany's Last Emperor

by John Van der Kiste

Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources, this biography examines the complex personality of Germany's last emperor. Born in 1859, the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria, Prince Wilhelm was torn between...


Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz: The Tragic Love Story of Queen Victoria's Eldest Daughter and the German Emperor

by John Van der Kiste

This work tells the love story of the royal couple against the changing background of 19th-century Germany. It looks at the differing political sympathies of the couple, revealed through letters, and re-examines...


Fortress Britain: All the Invasions and Incursions Since 1066

by Ian Hernon

As Stuart Laycock's book All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: and the Few We Never Got Round To shows, the British have not been backward in coming forward when it comes to aggressive visits abroad. But it...


Henry VIII: The Life and Rule of England's Nero

by John Matusiak

Henry VIII is by no means yet another account of the 'old monster' and his dealings. The 'monster' displayed here is, at the very least, a newer type, more beset by anxieties and insecurities, and more tightly...


In Sights: The Story of a Welsh Guardsman

by Tim Rees

The journey from boyhood to manhood has rarely included such diverse experience. From military training in the Guards Depot to Trooping the Colour, from academic failure to intelligence work in Northern Ireland....


Penicillin Man: Alexander Fleming and the Antibiotic Revolution

by Kevin Brown

A history of penicillin and the man who invented it, Alexander Fleming.


How I Didn't Become a Beatle: Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s

by Brian J Hudson

In the late 1950s and early 1960s Liverpool was an exciting place to be a university student. For Yorkshire-born Brian Hudson, schooled in the south of England, it was a joy to be back in the north, and on Merseyside...


My Lancashire Childhood

by Catherine Rothwell

Catherine Rothwell grew up in Lancashire in the 1920s and 30s, and this charming account of her childhood is a valuable insight into another world. Here we read about daily life in the county, family, schooldays,...


Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom

by Deborah Yaffe

With warmth and humor, lifelong Janeite Deborah Yaffe opens the door on the quirky, thriving subculture of Jane Austen fandom.


A History of Silence: A Memoir

by Lloyd Jones

From New Zealand's greatest living writer, A History of Silence is a moving and devastating memoir unlike any you have ever read before.

A History of Silence is a book about a country and a broken landscape....


Aristotle: His Life and School

by Carlo Natali & D. S. Hutchinson

This definitive biography shows that Aristotle's philosophy is best understood on the basis of a firm knowledge of his life and of the school he founded. First published in Italian, and now translated, updated,...


Stravinsky and His World

by Tamara Levitz

Stravinsky and His World brings together an international roster of scholars to explore fresh perspectives on the life and music of Igor Stravinsky. Situating Stravinsky in new intellectual and musical contexts,...


The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812

by George C. Daughan

Shortly after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out at the helm of the USS Essex, intent on rounding Cape Horn and hunting British whaling and merchant ships in the Pacific Ocean. Porter’s...


Sex, Love, and Money

by J.D., Gerald Nissenbaum & John Sedgwick

One of the nation's top divorce lawyers opens his case files to share true stories that rival the most outrageous fiction

Gerald Nissenbaum knows everything about his clients-how much is in their bank accounts,...