New Non-Fiction

Charlotte Wood's online journal The Writer's Room has become essential reading for writers at all stages of their careers, and also pure reading pleasure for booklovers everywhere. Charlotte's interviews with a wide range of well-... read more

The Writer's Room
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Notes on the exodus of refugees from Syria, by Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan. With illustrations from Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty. In January 2016 Richard Flanagan and Ben Quilty travelled to Lebanon, Greece, a... read more

Notes from an Exodus
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GHOST EMPIRE is a rare treasure - an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master storyteller. In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion f... read more

Ghost Empire
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"The Chaser's Australia is a comprehensive guide to the culture, history, politics, religion, fashion, media and heroes that have made Australia one of the Top 196 countries in the world today. Featuring fewer verifiable fact... read more

The Chaser's Australia
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Not Just For This Life is a salute and tribute to Gough Whitlam, commemorating what would have been his 100th birthday. Upon his death in October 2014 there was a national outpouring of grief and affectio... read more

Not Just for This Life : Gough Whitlam Remembered
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In 2010, 24-year-old Sydneysider Adele Dumont volunteered to teach English to men in immigration detention on Christmas Island. She didn't expect to find the work so rewarding or the people she met so interesting. So when she was... read more

No Man is an Island
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We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money, manage our payments, finance housing stock, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business. But thes... read more

Other People's Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?
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What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until - finally - renewal and retrib... read more

Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s
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1 November 2006. Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty two days later he dies, killed from the inside. The poison? Polonium; a ra... read more

A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia's Threat to the West
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Over a period of fifteen years Clive James learned French by almost no other method than reading A la recherche du temps perdu. Then he spent half a century trying to get up to speed with Proust's great novel... read more

Gate of Lilacs: A Verse Commentary on Proust
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The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history, from bestselling, prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee. Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the q... read more

The Gene - An Intimate History
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Awards:Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.

Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, ... read more

SPQR A History of Ancient Rome
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Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defe... read more

Dark Money: the Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
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By veteran magazine journalist and author Brooke Hause, ENTER HELEN is an intimate, in-depth portrait of the inimitable, iconic, and highly controversial champion of Sex an... read more

Enter Helen : The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman
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An accessible and practical handbook for women on speaking out safely and confidently.
Worldwide, less than one out of every four people we hear from or about in the media is female and men ... read more

Speaking Out: A 21st-Century Handbook for Women and Girls
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Evelyn Waugh was described by Graham Greene as 'the greatest novelist of my generation', yet reckoned by Hilaire Belloc to have been possessed by the devil. Waugh's literary reputation has continued to rise since Greene... read more

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited
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Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics - his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of superiority, his liberal sexual values -... read more

Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family
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Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion,... read more

Paper: Paging Through History
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"In The Art of Reading, philosopher Damon Young delights in the pleasures of this intimate pursuit through a rich sample of literature: from Virginia Woolf's diaries to Batman comics. He writes with honesty and humour about the b... read more

The Art of Reading
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More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of ... read more

More Letters of Note : Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
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