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  1. The Unravelling

    When Emma Sky, an intrepid young British woman, volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, she had little idea what she was letting herself in for. It was only supposed to last three months but instead spanned a...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  2. The War That Ended Peace (Random House)

    The century since the end of the Napoleonic wars had been the most peaceful era Europe had known since the fall of the Roman Empire. In the first years of the twentieth century, Europe believed it was marching to a golden, happy, and prosperous...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  3. Black Earth

    We have come to see the Holocaust as a factory of death, organised by bureaucrats. Yet by the time the gas chambers became operation more than a million European Jews were already dead: shot at close range over pits and ravines. They had been...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  4. Videos

    ... books, he announced that he and fellow shortlisted author and friend Hisham Matar had pledged that if either of them won, they ... We caught up with Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, ...

    Digital - 17.11.17

  5. Bad Faith (Jonathan Cape)

    In the 1960s, Carmen Callil visited a psychiatrist called Anne Darquier; they forged a close bond, which was broken when Anne committed suicide. Years later Carmen discovered that Anne’s father was the French war criminal, Louis Darquier de...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  6. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: or The Murder at Road Hill House (Bloomsbury)

    It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent family lies sound asleep. At some point after midnight a dog barks. The family wakes the...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  7. Common People

    Family history is a massive phenomenon of our times but what are we after when we go in search of our ancestors? Beginning with her grandparents, Alison Light moves between the present and the past in an extraordinary series of journeys over two...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  8. Too Big to Fail (Penguin, Allen Lane)

    Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers a behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment, account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  9. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone (Bloomsbury)

    As the former Baghdad bureau chief for The Washington Post , Rajiv Chandrasekaran escorts the reader into the Green Zone - a bubble of surreal Americana. Its a walled-off enclave of towering plants, posh villas, and sparkling swimming pools...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  10. Time's Anvil (W&N)

    Richard Morris weaves a series of interconnecting studies of apparently unrelated things and periods that are normally considered in isolation. In the process he re-examines aspects of England's story from the end of the last glacial period 12...

    Digital - 18.05.16