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  1. Empires of the Dead (William Collins)

    The extraordinary and forgotten story behind the building of the First World War cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable and visionary man, Fabian Ware. ...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  2. Danubia (Picador)

    For centuries much of Europe was in the hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians and warriors, they saw off – through luck, guile and sheer mulishness – any number of...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  3. Landmarks

    Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  4. Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. Johnson (Picador)

    B. S. Johnson was one of the best-known young novelists in Britain in the 1960s and 70s. He gained notoriety for his forthright views on the future of the novel and for his idiosyncratic ways of putting them into practice. His innovations...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  5. This Divided Island

    In the summer of 2009, the leader of the dreaded Tamil Tiger guerrillas was killed, bringing to a bloody end the stubborn and complicated civil war in Sri Lanka. For nearly thirty years, the war's fingers had reached everywhere: into the bustle...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  6. Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall (Granta)

    In 1989 the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police can become a museum literally overnight, and one in fifty East Germans were...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  7. Small Wars, Far Away Places (Pan Macmillan)

    A trenchant and thought-provoking account of the death of empire by one of our finest historians Michael Burleigh

    Digital - 18.05.16

  8. Leviathan, or the Whale (Fourth Estate)

    After Herman Melville published his book Moby Dick  in 1851, no one saw whales in quite the same way again, having created a modern myth out of an already legendary beast. But what is the true nature of the whale? Why does it fascinate us? In...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  9. The Iceberg: A Memoir

    In 2008 the art critic Tom Lubbock was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The tumour was located in the area controlling speech and language, and would eventually rob him of the ability to speak. He died early in 2011. Marion Coutts was his wife. In...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  10. The Rest is Noise (Fourth Estate)

    A sweeping musical history that goes from the salons of pre-war Vienna to Velvet Underground shows in the sixties. In The Rest is Noise , Alex Ross, music critic of The New Yorker , gives us a riveting tour of the wild landscape of...

    Digital - 20.05.16