'All my life my Stradivarius had been waiting for me, as I had been waiting for her ...' At 7 years old Min Kym was a prodigy, the youngest ever pupil at the Purcell School of Music. At 11 she won he..
Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh is drawn from Ann Thwaite's acclaimed biography of A. A. Milne, one of the most successful English writers ever, and the creator..
May, 1992. Hana is twelve years old when she is put on one of the last UN evacuation buses fleeing the besieged city of Sarajevo. Her twenty-one-year-old sister, Atka, staying behind to look after the..
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and his Era 'William Taubman's Gorbachev, like his Khrushchev, is an extraordinary achievement, full of new information, filled with shre..
A great British soldier This is the biography of one of the most famous soldiers of the Victorian age-Major-General Charles Gordon. Certainly he is now known as Gordon of Khartoum, but highly regarde..
In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore's TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, h..
The true story behind the events that inspired the major motion picture Only the Brave. A "unique and bracing" (Booklist) first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnel..
The Go-Betweens, one of Australia's most talented and influential bands, very nearly wasn't. Grant McLennan didn't want to be in a group, and couldn't even play an instrument. That didn't stop the sin..
Oliver Sacks died in August 2015 at his home in Greenwich Village, surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 82. He spent his final days doing what he loved: playing the piano, swimming, enjo..
Action-packed and full of danger, Captain Peter Willcox's memoir reads like a real-life thriller. Peter Willcox would never call himself a hero, but as the senior captain for Greenpeace International ..
It's late on Friday night when Casey's mobile starts to ring. She is expecting it to be her daughter Riley. But it isn't Riley. It's a woman from the Emergency Duty Team. So begins Casey and Mike's la..
Cambridge spy Guy Burgess was a supreme networker, with a contacts book that included everyone from statesmen to socialites, high-ranking government officials to the famous actors and literary figures..
Martin Booth died in February 2004, shortly after finishing the book that would be his epitaph - this wonderfully remembered, beautifully told memoir of a childhood lived to the full in a far-flung ou..
This book is Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014. It was shortlisted for the the Costa Biography Award 2014. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learni..
Part biographical sketch, part pronouncement on existence and literature, the French best-selling novelist Michel Houellebecq's H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life was published in France..
In ancient folklore the walnut tree was believed to help us in times of transition. The fruit of the walnut has the shape of the human brain and half a walnut is said to represent loss; 'tree' represe..
From her Grey Lynn apartment to one of New Zealand's most historic homesteads and horse studs, this is an inspirational journey from a corporate life working with Louis Vuitton back to the golden hill..
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUT..
264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle Iggie. Later, w..
This is the definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller with gorgeous new photography of the celebrated netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by Edmund de..
Prince Harry is arguably one of the most recognised faces in the world today, and over the years has attracted both criticism and praise. In his 29 years he has served on the frontline in Afghanistan ..
Hawking explores the life and work, explaining the breakthroughs at the cutting edge of cosmology, from the Big Bang to black holes, and the ups and downs of Stephen Hawking's extraordinary and often ..
Hayden Paddon was just a boy growing up in Geraldine - in love with racing and dreaming big. Starting with nothing, and wholly determined to beat the odds, he set out on a remarkable 20-year pathway t..
I'm not on my own because I've been sitting crying into a handkerchief or apron over a lack of interested men. I've been made every offer imaginable over the years. Men offer themselves, their sons.....
Most people know that Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a towering figure of American literature, a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner and author of novels including The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and..
First published in 1996, Robert Ferguson's controversial "Henrik Ibsen: A New Biography" is perhaps the most irreverent and critical of all the Ibsen biographies. Ferguson provides insight into Ibsen'..
Her Again is an intimate look at the artistic coming of age of the greatest actress of her generation, from the homecoming float at her suburban New Jersey high school to her star-making roles in The ..
In her mid-twenties, rudderless and unsure, Michelle moved into her step- great-grandmother Shan-Yi's Sydney apartment just after her passing. Shan-Yi had been part of Michelle's family since long bef..
By age 16, Pat Martino was already working as a member of R and B star Lloyd Price's touring musical revue. By age 18, Martino moved to Harlem, where he quickly earned a reputation as a hard-bopping s..
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Golden Globe-winner Taraji P. Henson and Academy Award-winners Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civi..
In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American governmen..
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 'The political book of the year' Sunday Times 'You will not read a more important book about America this year' Economist Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal..
'You will not read a more important book about America this year' Economist 'The memoir gripping America...Vividly articulates the despair and disillusionment of blue-collar America' Sunday Times Now ..
Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year..