by Adrian Goldsworthy
The year is 1809, and the recruiting sergeants are hard at work, as the British army gathers strength for the next phase of the campaign against Bonaparte on the Spanish Peninsula. Captain Billy Pringle of the 106th Foot, however, has a somewhat ...
How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe
by Gillian Tett
In the mid 1990s, at a vast hotel complex on a private Florida beach, dozens of bankers from JP Morgan gathered for what was to become a legendary off-site meeting. It was a wild weekend. But among the drinking, nightclubbing and fist-fights lay ...
by Adam Williams
Harry Airton, a Scottish fisherman, has China in his blood. A chance encounter with a spook during the Korean War gives him the opportunity to return to the land of his birth and serve his goverment at the same time. They hatch a long-term plan ...
Water and Power in the Ancient World
by Steven Mithen
The planet faces a 21st global water crisis - but to what extent is this really new? Past societies and ancient civilisations have always faced climate change and been dependent on their ability to harness and manage a water supply.
The Search for India's Lost Emperor
by Charles Allen
India's lost emperor Ashoka Maurya has a special place in history. In his quest to govern India by moral force alone he turned Buddhism from a minor sect into a world religion, and set up a new yardstick for government. But Ashoka's bold ...
120 Delicious Recipes and Fantastic New Ways to Use Your Freezer and Make Life Just That Bit Easier
by Justine Pattison
It's time to re-think how to use your freezer and in this book, highly regarded food writer and consultant Justine Pattison will show you how to prepare and heat a range of fabulously tasty dishes with minimal effort. Featuring all the family ...
by John Connolly
'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend.
by Barry Miles
It has been 50 years since Norman Mailer asserted, 'I think that William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius.' This assessment holds true today. No-one since then has taken such risks in ...
The Bravest Chapters in Sport
by Max Davidson
The history of sport is littered with tales of exemplary courage: sportsmen and women pushing their bodies through the pain barrier, or defying career-threatening injuries, in quest of victory. From the goalkeeper who played in a FA Cup Final ...
by Philip Yancey
Multi-award winning spirituality writer Philip Yancey is loved throughout the world for his honest, insightful and inspirational writing. PRAYER: DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE? carries all the hallmarks of classic Yancey, a journalist by training.
Celebrating the baking year with classic cakes, cupcakes, biscuits and delicious treats
by Fiona Cairns
Royal cake maker, Fiona Cairns, knows how important the seasons are when creating delicious cakes. Not only are ingredients at their very best and cheapest, but it also makes sense to be in tune with the changing colours, moods and celebrations ...
by Lawrence James
One of our finest narrative historians, and journalist for the SUNDAY TIMES and LITERARY REVIEW, Lawrence James, has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, set within a fully detailed historical context, but solely focusing on ...
by Kate Jacobs
Old Yarns It is five years since the members of The Friday Night Knitting Club bonded during divorce, job loss, romance, birth and the sudden death of their dear friend, Georgia. But the Walker and Daughter knitting store on Manhattan s Upper ...
Number 4 in series
by Farahad Zama
Mrs Ali's much loved home is suddenly under threat - a road widening scheme threatens to destroy both it and the family business, the Marriage Bureau for Rich People. Meanwhile, Mrs Ali's niece, Pari, a young Muslim widow, adopts a destitute ...
by National Gallery or Art, Washington
by Anthony Riches
The Romans have vanquished the rebel alliance; Calgus, Lord of the Northern Tribes, is the prisoner of the chieftains he once led. And the Roman leader has an audacious plan to capture Dinpaladyr, the barbarians' fortress of spears.
The missing middle and why business needs to specialise to survive
by James Harkin
As high street and main street businesses continue to suffer, there's a new rule in business: forget about the general audience and instead stake out an identifiable niche. Woolworths suffered from a lack of identity and found that low quality ...
by Rose Prince
Beginning as an idea to get her children to earn their pocket money and gain a lifelong skill, Rose Prince, along with daughter Lara and son Jack, began opening up their Battersea home every Saturday morning to sell freshly made bread.
Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes
by Arthur I. Miller
In August 1930, on a boat trip from Bombay to England, the young Indian scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar calculated that certain stars could end their lives by collapsing indefinitely to a point - to nowhere. This idea brought Chandra into ...
by National Railway Musem
The National Railway Museum Pocket Diary 2015 celebrates the golden age of the British railway - a period when the railway companies used posters to promote travel to all corners of the British Isles and abroad. A selection ...