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Non-Fiction

Femen - Femen, Galia Ackerman

'Ukraine is not a brothel!' This was the first cry of rage uttered by Femen during Euro 2012. Bare-breasted and crowned with flowers, perched on their high heels, Femen transform their bodies into instruments of political expression through slogans and dr

Everyday Sexism - Laura Bates

Are you #ShoutingBack? After experiencing a series of escalating sexist incidents, Laura Bates, a young journalist, started a project called 'everyday sexism' to raise the profile of these previously untold stories. Astounded by the response she received

Counting Sheep - Philip Walling

Sheep are the thread that runs through the history of the English countryside. Our fortunes were once founded on sheep, and this book tells a story of wool and money and history, of merchants and farmers and shepherds, of English yeomen and how they got t

The Myth of the Strong Leader - Archie Brown

In this magisterial and wide-ranging survey of political leadership over the past hundred years, Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that strong leaders - those who dominate their colleagues and the policy-making process - are the most successfu

Under Another Sky review a captivating tale of the Romans in Britain

Charlotte Higgins succeeds brilliantly in filling in the blanks on the trail of the Romans in Britain.

The People review how the working class got screwed

Selina Todd's compelling history of the British working class is a tragedy that needed telling.

The Myth of the Strong Leader by Archie Brown, review

Michael Burleigh on the abiding allure of the political strongman

Michael Lewis hits back: “There’s been a lot of people mouthing off without actually thinking about the book”

The bestselling author explains the uproar caused by his new book: "This time I punched Wall Street in the balls".

Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age review

James Secord wades into a wonderfully complex period of intellectual fervour.

The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class 19102010 review

The working class has no sense of itself any more. It needs to get it together. Selina Todd's cliche- and nostalgia-free history will help Everyone is for the people. If not of them. The people's palaces, the people's princesses, the people's prime minist