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While most kids my age were sitting in English class waiting for the bell to ring, I was thrown into the deep end of the fashion and modeling pool. Scouted at the age of ten, signed to an international modeling agency by twelve, and now considered the most in-demand model...
By James Sharpe
Why was it, for example, that wife-beating could at once be simultaneously legal and so frowned upon that persistent offenders might well end up being ducked in the village pond? When did the serial killer first make an appearance in the annals of English crime? This book deals with these...
As Hurricane Ophelia bears down on New York City, millions are caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes. But as lives are shattered, heroes are revealed - and then the real challenge begins, when the survivors face their futures .
By Ed Yong
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes.In a million tiny ways, I Contain Multitudes will radically change the way you think about the natural world, and the way you see yourself.
By M. Suddain
John Tamberlain is The Tomahawk, the universe's most feared food critic - though he himself prefers the term `forensic gastronomer'. A place where the waiters know their fish knife from their butter knife, their carotid from their subclavian artery, and are trained to enforce the house rules with brutal efficiency.
By Steven Poole
Think you know a good idea when you see one? From within the rich anecdotes of bad ideas emerge good ones, helping us find new ways to think about ideas in our own time - from novel proposals in the boardroom to grand projects for social and political change.
By Samuel Bjork
When the body of a young girl is found hanging from a tree, the only clue the police have is an airline tag around her neck. But to complete the team, he must track down his former partner, Mia Kruger - a brilliant but troubled detective - who has retreated...