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Henry Dimbleby

The food system no longer serves us: it's killing us. Here's why we should be hungry for change

The House Divided

Barnaby Rogerson

A fresh look at the past, present and future of a conflict that lies at the heart of the Middle East


Ashley Ward

A smorgasbord of the senses from a professor of Animal Behaviour: how they work, why they're there, and what they mean for both human and animal…

The Jewish Joke

Devorah Baum

Heard the one about the Rabbi and the cow from Minsk? Look no further than this witty compendium, a fascinating and revealing celebration of the great…

Warriors, Rebels and Saints

Moshik Temkin

A deep dive into how we define, seek and become leaders.


Joshua Paul Dale

The psychology and biology behind what we find cute, and how cuteness has shaped cultures around the world.

The Dead of Winter

Cecily Gayford

In the dead of winter, the veil between worlds is as thin as ice

Train Teasers

Andrew Martin

A quiz, and an eye-opening journey through British railway history

The Notebook

Roland Allen

Diaries, sketchbooks, common-places, notebooks, ledgers and ships' logs: how the blank book changed the way we think, and helped us change the wo…

The Deorhord: An Old English Bestiary

Hana Videen

Welcome to the strange and delightful world of Old English reference books of animals – the ordinary and the extraordinary, the good, the bad and the…

The Book of Phobias and Manias

Kate Summerscale

A captivating A-Z compendium of our fears and obsessions by the bestselling author of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

The Secret Life of John le Carré

Adam Sisman

The extraordinary secret life of a great novelist, which his biographer could not publish while le Carré was alive

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