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  1. The Planet Remade

    A climate-crisis book which delivers a rich, in depth history of climate change and the science and politics that underpin it, offering a new – and controversial – response: geoengineering. Oliver Morton

    Digital - 18.05.16

  2. Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self (Viking Penguin)

    Claire Tomalin traces Pepy's youth before the diary began, the poor tailor's son, the schoolboy who rejoiced at the execution of Charles I, the aspiring clerk working form Cromwell's senior officials and his transformation into a royalist who...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  3. Gulag: A History of the Soviet Camps (Allen Lane/Penguin)

    This landmark book uncovers for the first time in detail one of the greatest horrors of the twentieth century: the vast system of Soviet camps that were responsible for the deaths of countless millions. Gulag is the only major history in any...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  4. Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea (Granta)

    Through extensive interviews with defectors, Los Angeles Times  journalist Barbara Demick shows in a compelling and unforgettable way that this hermetic country is Orwell’s 1984 made reality. Demick follows the stories of six North Korean...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  5. Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl: Roald Dahl - the Biography (Harper Press)

    Roald Dahl is one of the greatest storytellers of all time. He pushed children's literature into unchartered territory and almost twenty years after his death his popularity continues to grow - worldwide sales of his books have now topped 100...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  6. Alex’s Adventures in Numberland (Bloomsbury)

    In this entertaining and accessible book, Alex Bellos explodes the myth that maths is best left to the geeks. Covering subjects from adding to algebra, from set theory to statistics, and from logarithms to logical paradoxes, he explains how...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  7. Bad Science (Fourth Estate)

    How do we know if a treatment works, or if something causes cancer? Can the claims of homeopaths ever be as true - or as interesting - as the improbable research into the placebo effect? Do journalists understand science? Why do we seek...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  8. The Samuel Johnson Prize 2015

    ... Times before becoming a prize-winning author. In 1974 her first book The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraftwon ... Anne Applebaum is the author of several books, including Gulag: A History , which won the 2004 ... on climate change at  The Economist . She is the author of Breaking the Curfew (Michael Joseph), a book on ...

    Digital - 21.09.16

  9. Far From The Tree (Chatto and Windus)

    In this seminal new study of family, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who learn to deal with their exceptional children and find profound meaning in doing so. ...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  10. The Four-Dimensional Human

    A constellation of everyday digital phenomena is rewiring our inner lives. We are increasingly coaxed from the three-dimensional containment of our pre-digital selves into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension, a world of ceaseless...

    Digital - 18.05.16