Notes from the Velvet Underground – The Life of Lou Reed

Lou Reed, who died in 2013, was best known to the general public as the grumpy New […]

David Cavanagh

Good Night and Good Riddance

Goodnight and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Britain is a […]

Deep South

Acclaimed and beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to his own country – America – […]

A.E. Hotchner

Hemingway in Love

In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary’s […]

Patti Smith

M Train

From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told […]

Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling

Bill Bryson’s first travel book for fifteen years – a brand new journey around Britain. Once again, […]

Charles Bukowski

On Writing

Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our […]

Christopher Bray

1965 – The Year Modern Britain Was Born

There is Britain before 1965 and Britain after 1965 – and they are not the same thing. […]

Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk

As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading […]

Paul Knott

The Accidental Diplomat

“Achieves the rare combination of being instructive and funny…” – Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson MP Part political […]

Ben Yagoda

The B-Side

Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it’s a bit less widely understood that in about […]

Kim Gordon

Girl in a Band

There are few artists who inspire such reverence as Kim Gordon. In Girl in a Band she […]

David Lodge

Quite a Good Time to Be Born

‘I drew my first breath on the 28th of January 1935, which was quite a good time […]

A.N. Wilson

Victoria – A Life

Acclaimed historian A. N. Wilson gives a sweeping, definitive biography of one of the most recognizable yet […]

Yotam Ottolenghi

Plenty More

Vegetables have moved from the side dish to the main plate, grains celebrated with colour and flair. […]