Non-Fiction

My Life in Houses by Margaret Forster review

A MEMOIR with wry humour and a great deal of poignancy.

Pulitzer prize-winner Marilynne Robinson on new novel Lila

Pulitzer prize winning author Marilynne Robinson on her new book Lila, the third novel from her bestselling series set in the fictional town of Gilead.

Pulitzer prize-winner Marilynne Robinson on new novel Lila

Pulitzer prize winning author Marilynne Robinson on her new book Lila, the third novel from her bestselling series set in the fictional town of Gilead.

Blood Will Out - Walter Kirn

In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn - then a young novelist struggling with fatherhood and a dissolving marriage - set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from an animal shelter in Montana to the New York apartme

Air Raid - Alexander Kluge

On April 8, 1945, several American bomber squadrons were informed that their German targets were temporarily unavailable due to cloud cover. As it was too late to turn back, the assembled ordnance of more than two hundred bombers was diverted to nearby Ha

Refusing The Veil - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

This topic divides people - and it will divide readers of this book too. Many Muslims worldwide either support or adopt religious veiling, and those who argue against it are often criticised, or worse. But, according to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the veil thro

Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius - John Carlin

In Chase Your Shadow, journalist and author John Carlin tells the gripping story of Oscar Pistorius's tragic journey from sporting icon to accused murderer. Before Valentine's Day of 2013, Pistorius was best known as an extraordinary athlete, the 'Blade

Home: A Time Traveller's Tales from Britain's Prehistory - Francis Pryor

In Home Francis Pryor, author of The Making of the British Landscape, archaeologist and broadcaster, takes us on his lifetime's quest: to discover the origins of family life in prehistoric Britain Francis Pryor's search for the origins of our island st

‘The English and Their History’, by Robert Tombs

An impressive history seeks to explain the rise of a trading nation – and takes aim at the idea of post-imperial decline

‘Air Raid’, by Alexander Kluge

The work of a polymath of literature, philosophy and film who deserves to be better known outside Germany