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Seeking to unite the dual personas of the mathematician and the acclaimed writer, Morton N. Cohen’s biography of the author of Alice in Wonderland paints a unique portrait of an often misunderstood man. Published by Macmillan.
The River Cottage experts present an exhaustive guide to the ingredients that are at the very heart of their organic philosophy. Published by Bloomsbury.
Continuing the History of the Royal Navy series from I. B. Taurus, this new edition reflects on the diverse roles women have played in the Royal Navy services.
The political and military manoeuvering of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the run-up to the Second World War.
A celebration of the design and the artistry of the illustrated book jacket.
As Kingfishers Catch Fireis a visually stunning exploration of birds in literature, from Ovid to Ted Hughes. Published by Little, Brown.
The definitive guide to crime fiction from the first half of the 20th century curated by the leading expert on the genre. Published by The British Library Publishing.
A unique examination of the plants and fictional landscapes featured in The Lord of the Rings. Published by HarperCollins.
A new comprehensive guide to the main global events, personalities and themes which have shaped the modern world published by Cambridge University Press.
The history of China – brilliantly told and brought vividly to life through 7,000 years of objects, from fine art to the everyday. Published by Thames & Hudson.
Discover the artistic evolution behind one of the literature’s best-loved characters. Published by Michael O’Mara.
An illuminating study of calligraphy, taking in the birth of the art to the modern renaissance. Published by The British Library Publishing.
Through the pages of their private sketchbooks, experience the passions, motives and adventures of around 70 explorers from the 16th century to the modern era. Published by Thames & Hudson.
The first-ever complete architectural history of the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, from the 4th century to the present day. Published by Jaca Book.
A fabulous array of exquisite recipes from the best-selling author of Persiana. Published by Mitchell Beazley.
A fascinating history of the city of Rome seen through the eyes of its most significant sackings – from the Gauls to the Nazis and everything in between. Published by Atlantic Books.
For the first time ever, the in-depth story of the creation of one of the most famous fantasy worlds ever imagined. Published by HarperCollins.
The definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany and how it was used by the Third Reich in the service of power. Published by Yale University Press.
The first full-colour publication of the botanical illustrations commissioned by Joseph Banks, with commentaries.
A major new biography of this perennially popular artist by the world’s foremost scholar of his life and work. Published by Thames & Hudson.
Bring the delicious flavours of the Nordic bakery into your own kitchen with this new book from celebrated restaurateur Claus Meyer. Published by Mitchell Beazley.
Simple yet special recipes by an acclaimed chef, designed to take your cooking to the next level. Published by Fourth Estate.
A spectacular and comprehensive history of the world’s most famous and arguably most influential comedy sketch show. Published by Carlton Books.
The engrossing story of the contest between humans and the sea told by one of Britain’s pre-eminent historians. Published by Oxford University Press.
How two lesser-known pioneers of British science helped establish its foundations. Published by William Collins.
The momentous events of the last century as recorded in the personal writings of those who lived through them. Published by Michael O’Mara.
How to Die brings together the timeless wisdom on death and dying from the philosopher Seneca in one volume.
A new atlas casting light on some of the globe’s quirkiest destinations. Published by Aurum Books.
The definitive reference work on family names and their origins. Published by Oxford University Press.
The first official history of the British monarchy’s Royal Collection. Published by Penguin Books.