Non-Fiction

Here Lies Love, Palo Alto, Life Story, Being Mortal, Germany at the British Museum.

Here Lies Love is David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's disco musical that tells the life story of the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, from poverty to the Presidential Palace. Is she a suitable subject for a musical?

Here Lies Love, Palo Alto, Life Story, Being Mortal, Germany at the British Museum.

Here Lies Love is David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's disco musical that tells the life story of the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, from poverty to the Presidential Palace. Is she a suitable subject for a musical?

Here Lies Love, Palo Alto, Life Story, Being Mortal, Germany at the British Museum.

Here Lies Love is David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's disco musical that tells the life story of the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, from poverty to the Presidential Palace. Is she a suitable subject for a musical?

The Yellow Peril: Dr Fu Manchu & the Rise of Chinaphobia by Christopher Frayling review

This history of racism shows how scaremongering cliches about the Chinese have prevailed from Dickens to today.

Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth by Lee Jackson, book review

Known as "the Smoke", Victorian London was largely inhabited by "the great unwashed".

Amy Poehler's 10 funniest clips

To celebrate the release of Amy Poehler's first book, Yes, Please, here are a selection of the Parks and Recreation star's funniest sketches, speeches and quotes.

Joan of Arc: A History by Helen Castor review a Joan of her time

There have been many lives of the saint, but none quite like this masterly narrative drawing on strictly contemporary sources.

The Social Order of the Underworld - David Skarbek

When most people think of prison gangs, they think of chaotic bands of violent, racist thugs. Few people think of gangs as sophisticated organizations (often with elaborate written constitutions) that regulate the prison black market, adjudicate conflicts

The Social Order of the Underworld by David Skarbek, book review: A troubling study of death and survival in US prisons

Some two million people are imprisoned at any time in the US, more per head of population than anywhere else in the world.

A Slip of the Keyboard - Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series, but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and a