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Lynn Chadwick - Michael Bird

Lynn Chadwick is the definitive monograph on a leading Modern British sculptor. Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) achieved world-wide recognition after winning the International Prize for Sculpture at the 1956 Venice Biennale. He became the most famous member of

Living with a Wild God - Barbara Ehrenreich

As a teenager Barbara Ehrenreich was an atheist and a rationalist, determined to understand the meaning of life. During this time she would regularly have minor experiences of dissociation, of seeing the world in a strange light. Then when she was 17, whi

The Spy Who Changed The World - Mike Rossiter

Mike Rossiter is the Sunday Times bestselling author of seven previous works of military history, including Ark Royal, Target Basra and I Sank the Bismarck.

Hard Choices - Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton's inside account of the crises, choices and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hi

Song of the Vikings by Nancy Marie Brown review a remarkable insight into a lost world

A wonderfully evocative biography of the Icelandic writer Snorri Sturluson, who created the Viking world we are familiar with today JRR Tolkien thought his students should read more Snorri Sturluson than Shakespeare . The 13th-century Icelandic write

Curious by Rebecca Front, review: 'amusing when she's grumpy'

Christian House is charmed by Rebecca Front's impressionistic view of her family - and other curiosities

The Spy Who Changed the World by Mike Rossiter review

This pacy biography sheds fresh light on of how the German atomic spy Klaus Fuchs supplied highly classified US information to the soviets and to nuclear scientists in Britain A brilliant mathematician and member of the German communist party fled the Naz

Living with a Wild God by Barbara Ehrenreich review

Ehrenreich has gone back to her teenage diaries to try to make sense of a metaphysical experience. Was it advisable? Read an extract: 'Was that you, God?' From the vantage point of maturity, our teenage selves can look oddly distorted, like bodies in

Lynn Chadwick by Michael Bird, review: 'incisive and admirably even-handed'

Mark Hudson hopes a reappraisal of the Fifties sculptor Lynn Chadwick will restore his reputation

Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and Daughter by Lyndall Gordon review

'I am fine, loving it – and laughing!' A literary biographer manages to avoid being undaughterly about her exciting, difficult, self-obsessed mother.