In the early 1970s Frank Keating blazed his way on to the sports pages of the Guardian, entering a profession still encrusted with Victorian conventions, and changed it for ever ...

Mystery and Manners is a selection of Flannery O'Connor's non-fiction writing. Opening with 'The King of the Birds', her famous account of raising peacocks at her home in ...

Paul Lewis and Rob Evans

The gripping stories of a group of police spies - written by the award-winning investigative journalists who exposed the Mark Kennedy scandal - and the uncovering of forty years of state espionage ...

2013 has been an extraordinary year. And the <i>Guardian</i> was at the very heart of it. From the death of Margaret Thatcher to the Oscar Pistorius murder case, from Andy ...

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At the George, Geoffrey Moorhouse's testament to a lifelong love of rugby league, was shortlisted for the inaugural William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 1989.

'The ...

Paul Lewis and Rob Evans

The gripping stories of a group of police spies - written by the award-winning investigative journalists who exposed the Mark Kennedy scandal - and the uncovering of forty years of state espionage ...

Paul Auster & J M Coetzee

Although Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee had been reading each other's books for years, the two writers did not meet until February 2008. Not long after, Auster received ...

Paul Auster & J M Coetzee

Although Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee had been reading each other's books for years, the two writers did not meet until February 2008. Not long after, Auster received ...

In Summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk ...

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Peter Chippindale and Chris Horrie

Newly updated to 2012 and the Leveson Inquiry, Stick It Up Your Punter! is the classic story of the Sun newspaper, its part in the rise of Rupert Murdoch's ...

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First published in 1966, Robert Bernard Martin's The Accents of Persuasion is a consummate critical study of Charlotte Brontë's four novels: The Professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette ...

Paul Auster’s Collected Prose is an essential collection from one of the finest thinkers and stylists in contemporary letters.

The celebrated author of The New York Trilogy, Moon Palace ...

Blood on the Altar is the true story of a 16 year-old girl who went missing in 1993 in a church in Potenza, in the deep south of Italy. Elisa ...

Volume 4 of The Letters of T. S. Eliot, which brings the poet, critic, editor and publisher into his forties, documents a period of anxious and fast-moving professional recovery and ...

'One day there is life ... and then, suddenly, it happens there is death.'

So begins The Invention of Solitude, Paul Auster's moving and personal meditation on fatherhood. The first ...

Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age of thirty-nine, T. S. Eliot was to set a new course for his life ...

Stephen Spender

Private faces in public places
Are wiser and nicer
Than public faces in private places.

- W. H. Auden, dedication to Stephen Spender, 1932

Stephen Spender wrote almost a million words ...

In Summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk ...

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'This book should be regarded as rescue work. It salvages from pre-Victorian periodicals from the limbo of forgotten publications, and exhumes from long undisturbed sources a curious collection of women ...

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The journal of Benjamin Haydon was, Max Beerbohm reported to Siegfried Sassoon, the best diary Beerbohm had ever read. Harold Acton declared Haydon 'a more exciting figure than Ruskin.' H ...