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Defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, this title takes you on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more.
By Ralph Oates
Frank Bruno and Lennox Lewis, who made their professional debuts in 1982 and 1989 respectively, were a most welcome addition to the UK heavyweight ranks. Bruno and Lewis had different personalities, but the same ambition-to fight their way to the very top of the division and become the first British...
Google. Amazon. Facebook. The modern world is defined by vast digital monopolies turning ever-larger profits. Those of us who consume the content that feeds them are farmed for the purposes of being sold ever more products and advertising. Those that create the content - the artists, writers and musicians -...
All families have their myths and Juliet Nicolson's was no different: her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita, her mother's Tory-conventional background. This book takes us through seven generations of women.
By Dava Sobel
'A biographical orrery - intricate, complex and fascinating' The Observer 'A peerless intellectual biography. The Glass Universe shines and twinkles as brightly as the stars themselves' The Economist #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science
A biography of the Roosevelt family draws on familial secrets and complex rivalries to argue that the Roosevelts' rise to power was driven by a series of inside competitions that were witnessed firsthand by an increasingly begrudging Eleanor Roosevelt.
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week It's as if they're made for each other. Two men, both falling, but holding each other up for a time. Ostend, 1936: the Belgian seaside town is playing host to a coterie of artists, intellectuals and madmen, who find themselves in limbo...