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The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute

by Jonathan Mayo

This is the story of JFK’s assassination as told from the frontline: it is about the people – from the highest to the lowest – who were caught up in that four-day whirlwind in November 1963. From Dallas...

Mr Gig: One Man's Search for the Soul of Live Music

by Nige Tassell

Nige Tassell’s life has been defined by live music. It’s the fabric of his being, his bloodline, his DNA. He is Mr Gig. Or at least he was. A few years ago Mr Gig hung up his backstage pass and headed off...

Out of the Woods

by Will Cohu

Out of the Woods takes you on a revelatory ramble through country and city - from woodlands of majestic oak and ash to mean streets lined with cherries.

Containing myriad tips for recognition and rich in tree-biography...

What Was Never Said

by Emma Craigie

The cutter came last night. I recognized her: her black clothes, her narrow face and the yellow whites of her eyes.15-year-old Zahra has lived in England most of her life, but she is haunted by memories of her...

A Nazi in the Family

by Derek Niemann

Wartime Berlin: The Niemann family – Karl, Minna and their four children – live in a quiet, suburban enclave. Every day Karl commutes to work, a business manager travelling around inspecting his "factories"....

Gus the Fox: A Scrapbook

by Matt Haydock & Nick Reyniers

Skulking beneath London's tacky veneer live a bunch of seedy creatures that thrive in the city's murk. We once knew very little about these cadgers and spongers - sometimes animal, sometimes human, occasionally...

The Trouble with Alice

by Olivia Glazebrook

“A story that really draws the reader in... Quite deliciously funny and sad.” Barbara Trapido, author of Frankie & Stankie. –––––––––––––––––––––– Kit and Alice are happy, in love and...

What Can I Do to Help?

by Deborah Hutton

Deborah Hutton’s discovery that the niggling cough which had been troubling her for a couple of months was actually an aggressive lung cancer marked the beginning of a brand-new learning curve – a personal...

A Rage for Rock Gardening

by Nicola Shulman

A new edition of Nicola Shulman’s miniature masterpiece about the life of gardener Reginald Farrer A hundred years ago, there was a revolution in British gardening, as the garden changed from being a diversion...

Scream: The Tyson Tapes

by Jonathan Rendall & Richard Williams

Michael Gerard Tyson grew up in almost indescribable poverty in the ghettos of Brooklyn. Incarcerated in a young offender institution at the age of ten – when he was often mistaken for a man of twenty – Tyson...

Where the Hell Have You Been?

by Tom Carver

In November 1942, two nights after the Battle of El Alamein, a young British army officer was captured. As the Nazis deliberated about what to do with him, Richard Carver had particular reason to be afraid:...

Be Your Own Nutritionist

by George Cooper

Did you know that eating sushi in the winter can be positively bad for you? Any idea why you need to eat a different lunch when it starts to rain? Or why steak is more nutritious than a salad? Forget everything...

Nigel Dempster and the Death of Discretion

by Tim Willis

‘If the trade of the gossip columnist is trivial, then all life is trivial’ – Nigel Dempster No one is more responsible for Britain’s current obsession with celebrity culture than the late, great gossip...

The Old Boys Network

by John Rae

John Rae was one of the most charismatic and controversial figures in British education. His reputation as a great reformer was forged during his 16 years as headmaster of Westminster School, in the 1970s and...

The Last Day of Term

by Francis Gilbert

It's the last day of term at the Gilda Ball Academy and time is running out: a teacher faces the sack following an anonymous allegation of child abuse... Told within a single day, The Last Day of Term interweaves...

Hows Your Father

by Rose Boyt

Sometimes there is just not enough love to go round...

Maureen's family is a blessing and a curse. Her mother did her best but everyone is still fighting for survival at the expense of their loved ones.


For the Love of Letters

by John O'Connell

Remember letters? They were good, weren’t they? The thrill of receiving that battered envelope with its longed-for contents – all the better for the wait... Handwritten is a celebration of letter-writing...

Seasonal Suicide Notes

by Roger Lewis

‘The most brilliantly funny and genuinely thought-provoking book of the year.’ Sunday Times For some years, the biographer Roger Lewis has been entertaining his friends with an annual letter, in which he...

Last Drink to LA

by John Sutherland

I touched bottom, as alcoholics like to say, on 12 February 1983 (the date is slightly fuzzy).

Thirty-one years ago John Sutherland nearly lost everything to drink. A married man, with family, working as a visiting...

We All Ran into the Sunlight

by Natalie Young

“The past grabs hold and will not let you go in this uncanny and beautiful novel. Strange and delicious in the manner of Rebecca.” Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress ––––––––––––––––––––––...