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  1. Do No Harm

    What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone’s life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences when it all goes wrong? Written with...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  2. Directors

    ... Mundy (Prize Director) Antony Beevor (historian and author) Caroline Daniel (former Editor, FT Weekend) Peter ...

    marko - 04.01.18

  3. The Lost City of Z (Simon and Schuster)

    Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett was the last of a breed of great British explorers who ventured into ‘blank spots’ on the map with little more than a machete, a compass and an unwavering sense of purpose. In 1925, one of the few remaining blank...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  4. John Clare: A Biography (Picador)

    John Clare (1793-1864) is the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self, but until now he has never been the subject...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  5. Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography (Allen Lane)

    In 1997, seven years after the end of her premiership, Margaret Thatcher chose the journalist and political commentator Charles Moore to write her authorized biography, on condition it would not be published in her lifetime. ...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  6. Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 (Bloomsbury)

    Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up and overtake Britain in less than 15 years. The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  7. The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Chatto & Windus)

    The history of a family through 264 objects - set against a turbulent century - from an acclaimed writer and potter 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  8. Fighters in the Shadows

    From award-winning historian Robert Gildea, Fighters in the Shadows tells the story of the French Resistance - as it was, rather than how some choose to remember it. Robert Gildea

    Digital - 18.05.16

  9. Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89 (Profile Books)

    As former ambassador to Moscow, Rodric Braithwaite brings unique insights to the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The story has been distorted not only by Cold War propaganda but also by the myths of the nineteenth century Great Game. It moves from...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  10. When Skateboards will be Free (Penguin – Hamish Hamilton)

    The revolution is not only inevitable, it is imminent. It is not only imminent, it is quite imminent. And when the time comes, my father will lead it. Said Sayrafiezadeh

    Digital - 18.05.16