Long lists


Circling the Square
Wendell Steavenson

Granta Books

In January 2011, as the crowds gathered to protest Mubarak’s three decades of rule in Egypt, Wendell Steavenson went to Cairo to cover the story. But the revolution defied historical precedent, and


How the French Think
Sudhir Hazareesingh

Allen Lane

Sudhir Hazareesingh’s How the French Think is a warm yet incisive exploration of the French intellectual tradition, and its exceptional place in a nation’s identity and lifestyle. The French: orderly and anarchic, rational and


More Human
Steve Hilton

WH Allen

Government, business, the lives we lead, the food we eat, the way our children are brought up, the way we relate to the natural world around us – it’s all become too


Other People's Money
John Kay

Profile Books

We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money, manage our payments, finance housing stock, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business. But these roles comprise


Promised You a Miracle
Andy Beckett

Allen Lane

A vivid, seminal portrait of early 1980s Britain: a period that changed Britain forever The early 1980s in Britain were a time of hope, and of dread: of Cold War tension and


The House by the Lake
Thomas Harding

William Heinemann

In the spring of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Berlin with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake. It was her ‘soul place’, she said – a sanctuary she


The Invention of Russia
Arkady Ostrovsky

Atlantic Books

n 1985 Mikhail Gorbachev launched Perestroika, opened Russia up to the world, ended the Cold War and gave his people freedom. The demise of the Soviet Union offered hope that Russia would


The New Threat from Islamic Militancy
Jason Burke

Bodley Head

In The New Threat renowned expert and prize-winning reporter Jason Burke provides the clearest and most comprehensive guide to Islamic militancy today. From Syria to Somalia, from Libya to Indonesia, from Yemen to the


The Silo Effect
Gilliant Tett

Little, Brown

Ever since civilised society began, we have felt the need to classify, categorise and specialise. It can make things more efficient, and help give the leaders of any organisation a sense of


The Tears of the Rajas
Ferdinand Mount

Simon and Schuster UK

The Tears of the Rajasis a sweeping history of the British in India, seen through the experiences of a single Scottish family. For a century the Lows of Clatto survived mutiny, siege,


The Unravelling
Emma Sky

Atlantic Books

When Emma Sky, an intrepid young British woman, volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, she had little idea what she was letting herself in for. It was

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Unfinished Business
Anne-Marie Slaughter

Oneworld Publications

When Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic article,”Why Women Still Can’t Have it All”first appeared, it immediately went viral, sparking a firestorm of debate across countries and continents. Within four days, it had become the most-read article