You won't forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the ...

'Everything that passes before her eyes travels down from brain to pen with shattering clarity - 1950s New England, pre-co-ed Cambridge, pre-mass tourism Benidorm, where she and Hughes honeymooned, the birth ...

When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in ...

One morning Mel Toews put on his coat and hat and walked out of town, prepared to die. A loving husband and father, faithful member of the Mennonite church, and ...

Between 2007 and 2008, twenty-year-old Kenny Meighan was the longest-serving point man in Helmand province. An exceptionally skilful and brave private, he guided his unit through enemy territory, scanning the ...

When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in ...

Just outside Boston, in 1963, Frederick Merrill found himself a patient  in the country's premier mental hospital, a world of structured authority and absolute control - a forced regression to ...

Between 2007 and 2008, twenty-year-old Kenny Meighan was the longest-serving point man in Helmand province. An exceptionally skilful and brave private, he guided his unit through enemy territory, scanning the ...

Just outside Boston, in 1963, Frederick Merrill found himself a patient  in the country's premier mental hospital, a world of structured authority and absolute control - a forced regression to ...

The first biography of Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Golding by celebrated writer and critic, John Carey.

In 1953, William Golding was a provincial schoolteacher, writing books in his breaks, lunch ...

The first biography of Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Golding by celebrated writer and critic, John Carey.

In 1953, William Golding was a provincial schoolteacher, writing books in his breaks, lunch ...

The Wind in the Willows needs no introduction - children have enjoyed the exploits of its characters for generations. Few would guess that its author, Kenneth Grahame, was a tortured soul ...

First published in 1929, The Stricken Deer was the winner of that year's James Tait Black Memorial Prize and also the Hawthornden Prize: it was David Cecil's first ...

When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in ...

Originally published in 1960, The Colossus was the only volume of Sylvia Plath's poetry published during her lifetime. Showing a scholarly dedication to the craft, the poems in this ...

This very distinctive new work on Tchaikovsky uniquely combines a lively biography of Russia's best-loved composer with a chronological guide to his music, ranging from the popular symphonies, concertos ...

The inspiration for the film Control.

The only in-depth biographical account of the legendary lead singer of Joy Division, written by his widow.

Revered by his peers and idolised by ...

This very distinctive new work on Tchaikovsky uniquely combines a lively biography of Russia's best-loved composer with a chronological guide to his music, ranging from the popular symphonies, concertos ...

Several years ago, Lewis Wolpert had a severe depressive episode. Despite a happy marriage and successful scientific career, he could think only of suicide. When eventually he did recover, he ...

When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in ...

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