This Season’s Biggest Book Releases
“The more heartening message from FEAR is that we still have institutions and individuals, including Bob Woodward, who will continue checking the most destructive instincts of Donald Trump.” Joe Scarborough
The memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
3. The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy
“A page turner … Lewis’s most ambitious and important book”The New York Times Book Review
Churchill : Walking with Destiny
In a single volume, Andrew Roberts has captured the essence of one of the world’s most impactful, most memorable statesmen. It is the crowning achievement of his career — and will become the definitive biography of its subject.Henry Kissinger
Gorbachev : The Man and His Era
“Superb…an extraordinary story of one man and history in a tense wrestling match” The Washington Post
Napoleon : The Man Behind the Myth
“Napoleon is an out-and-out masterpiece and a joy to read” Sir Antony Beevor
Nein! Standing Up to Hitler 1935–1944
From the bestselling and prize-winning author Paddy Ashdown, a revelatory new history of German opposition to Hitler from 1935–1944 In his last days, Adolf Hitler raged in his bunker that he had been betrayed by his own people, defeated from the inside.
To Catch A King : Charles II’s Great Escape
How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history?
In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester.
“It’s a wonderful tale, and Spencer tells it with journalistic flair” The Times
Belonging : The Story of the Jews 1492–1900
“An extraordinary cultural journey, filled with astonishingly colourful and outrageous characters … Schama delivers a superb and thrilling ride, both inspirational and tragic.” Simon Sebag Montefiore
Beneath Another Sky : A Global Journey into History
“If you are someone, or know someone, who is romanced by stamps, or maps, or names, or journeys, or plaques, then I recommend this book to you. I loved it. It deserves a shelf of its own” David Aaronovitch, The Times
Dominion : A History of England Volume V
The penultimate volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England series, Dominion begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to post-war depression, spanning the last years of the Regency to the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.
The Butchering Art : Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
The Golden Atlas : The Greatest Explorations, Quests and Discoveries on Maps
“Perfect for the armchair adventurer historian, this is a rich visual exploration of some of the most beautiful charts ever created.” National Geographic
Bloody Brilliant Women : The Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention
For hundreds of years we have heard about the great men of history, but what about herstory?
The Golden Thread : How Fabric Changed History
With a cast that includes Chinese empresses, Richard the Lionheart and Bing Crosby, Kassia St Clair takes us on the run with escaped slaves, climbing the slopes of Everest and moonwalking with astronauts. Running like a bright line through history, The Golden Thread offers an unforgettable adventure through our past, present and future.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions : the final book from Stephen Hawking
Is there a God?
How did it all begin?
Can we predict the future?
What is inside a black hole?
Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?
How do we shape the future?
Will we survive on Earth?
Should we colonise space?
Is time travel possible?
A new, beautifully illustrated edition of David Attenborough’s groundbreaking Life on Earth.
David Attenborough’s unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers. Life on Earth, the series and accompanying book, fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the natural world setting a new benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers.
“You can’t classify Carol Ann Duffy as a love poet or a comic poet or as a political poet because she is all these things but so much more . . .” The Times
“this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
in order to bloom”
The one who knows the secrets is the one who holds the power.
The richest of New York’s rich gather at The Pierre’s Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate. The mayor is present, along with Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force providing security.
The night is shattered as a fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11. Is the explosion an act of terrorism — or a homicide?
A big-name female filmmaker is the next to die, in a desolate corner of New York City. The crimes keep escalating, and the perpetrators may be among the A-list New Yorkers NYPD Red was formed to protect.
Zach and Kylie track a shadowy killer as he masterfully plays out his vendetta — and threatens to take down NYPD Red in the bargain.
Donna Hay, Australia’s bestselling, favourite and most trusted cook, brings you one of her most beautiful books yet: Modern Baking, with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes,biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats.
Feast : Food of the Islamic World
Slow : Food Worth Taking Time Over
Cordially Invited : A seasonal guide to celebrations and hosting, perfect for cosy autumn nights, with Halloween and Bonfire Night inspiration!
From practical ideas for how to feed your guests and hacks for unexpected get-togethers to simple but impressive DIYs and those personal touches people will remember, Cordially Invited is Zoe’s blueprint for making an event and a memory out of each day.
Beautifully designed, intimate and illuminating, this is the story of American icon Ernest Hemingway’s life through the documents, photographs, and miscellany he kept.
Do cats worry about their pension? Nope. Do cats take on work they don’t want to do? As if! Do cats rush around hectically when they’d rather be licking their paws and looking out of the window? Please.
Cats are free. They are calm, observant, wise, elegant, charismatic and proud. In fact, cats have found nothing less than the secret of how we should all live, whatever species we are! And in this book, Stephane Garnier will show you what he’s learned over fifteen years of closely observing his cat, and teach you all the ways in which you too can apply the secrets of cats to your own life — at work, at home and with your friends.
Unplug your laptop. Throw away your alarm clock. It’s time to live like your cat!
When Giants Walked the Earth : A Biography Of Led Zeppelin
The definitive final word on the world’s greatest rock band, Led Zeppelin.
A timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world’s most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years.