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  1. Samuel Johnson Prize Roundup

    ... with Spanish newspaper El Pais.   Author of Stindberg: A Life , Sue Prideaux recently spoke to Yale ... the Samuel Johnson Prize. The anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer has now been asked by National Geographic to go to ...

    Digital - 08.11.17

  2. Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet (William Collins)

    Both conservative and subversive, Burke’s beliefs have never been more relevant than in today’s ‘Big Society’, as MP Jesse Norman explains. ...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  3. Diana Vreeland: Empress of Fashion (Thames and Hudson)

    Diana Vreeland reinvented the way we think about style and where we go to find it. As an editor, curator and wit, she made a lasting mark and remains an icon for generations of fashion lovers. ...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  4. Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (Bloomsbury Publishing)

    A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  5. Making Haste from Babylon (Random House – The Bodley Head)

    At the end of 1618, a blazing green star soared across the night sky over the Northern Hemisphere. From the Philippines to the Great Lakes, the comet became a sensation and a symbol, a warning of doom or a promise of salvation. ...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  6. Ted Hughes

    Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He is one of Britain’s most important poets, a poet of claws and cages: Jaguar, Hawk and Crow. Event and animal are turned to myth in his work. Yet he is also a...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  7. Bismarck: A Life (Oxford University Press)

    This is the life story of one of the most interesting human beings who ever lived. A political genius who remade Europe and united Germany between 1862 and 1890 by the sheer power of his great personality. It takes the reader into close...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  8. Hack Attack

    The stand-out, definitive book about phone-hacking, the biggest scandal of our age, told by the man who broke the story Nick Davies

    Digital - 18.05.16

  9. Roy Jenkins

    Roy Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had. But though he never reached 10 Downing Street, he left a more enduring mark on British society than most of those who did. His career spans the full half-century from Attlee to...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  10. Liberty's Exiles: The Loss of America and the Remaking of the British Empire (Harper Press)

    On November 25, 1783, the last British troops pulled out of New York City, bringing the American Revolution to an end. Patriots celebrated their departure and the confirmation of U.S. independence. But for tens of thousands of American loyalists...

    Digital - 18.05.16