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WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD NBCC AWARD FINALIST WINNER OF THE 2017 SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and ObserverAngela Carter's life was as unconventional as anything in her fiction.
By Tom Wolfe
From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, this author examines zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and...
Roisin and Francois first meet in the snowy white expanse of Antarctica, searching for a comet overhead. While Roisin grew up in a tiny village in Ireland, ablaze with a passion for science and the skies, Francois was raised by his restless young mother, who dreamt of new worlds but...
Selected as a Book of the Year by the Financial Times`The Gardener and the Carpenter should be required reading for anyone who is, or is thinking of becoming a parent' Financial Times Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human.
Dan Leno, the great music hall comedian, was known in his lifetime as 'the funniest man on earth'. So how could he have been involved in one of the most curious episodes in London's history when, in a short period during the autumn of 1880, a series of murders was...
In 2016, Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition'. This collection of essays by leading poets and critics examine Dylan's poetic genius, as well as his cultural and musical influence,
'A masterly account...the best survey of global affairs I have read for some time' Sunday TimesWITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHORThe West's domination of world politics is coming to a close.
Shows how the British created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landscapes and culinary tastes. This book charts the rise of sugar to its dominant position in our diets and locates the origins of the food...