Jules Mountain Aftershock Excerpt

One man’s extraordinary tale of survival against the odds—in more ways than one.

Felix the railway cat excerpt

An unusual employee of a railway station is the protagonist of a heartwarming new biography.

From crackers to carol singing, this festive tome from the master of trivia, Mark Forsyth, explores the customs of our most popular...

Everywhere I look Helen Garner

Helen Garner, one of Australia’s greatest writers, is known for her insightful and compassionate observations, now collected...

Timekeeper review

Time. You can waste it, stitch it, spend it and even warp it but where did our obsession with the concept of time begin? Simon Garfield...

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Feeling a bit blue? Despite the daily headlines and alarmist news stories, the future isn’t all doom and gloom. Johan Norberg...

stargazing

Our latest recommended read is the inspirational story of how a bricklayer from Sunderland became an expert stargazer. By day he built...

ministry

The unusual tactics of a select band of men attracted scorn, yet they were crucial to victory in the Second World War. Here we join an...

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