Pink Mist is a verse-drama about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan. School friends still in their teens, Arthur, Hads and Taff each have their own ...

Simon Armitage is rightly celebrated as one of the country's most original and engaging poets; but he is also an adaptor and translator of some of our most important ...

Simon Armitage is rightly celebrated as one of the country's most original and engaging poets; but he is also an adaptor and translator of some of our most important ...

A classic war book by one of the finest poets of the Second World War.

Keith Douglas was posted to Palestine in 1941 with a cavalry regiment. When fighting broke ...

John Carey, English professor at Oxford, controversial commentator, book critic and beekeeper, reflects on a life immersed in literature, from grammar school beginnings to the Oxford establishment.

Best-known for his ...

The first volume of a majestic new biography of the great ruler told with energy, style and brand new research.

This is the first life of Napoleon, in any language ...

When Chaucer composed Troilus and Criseyde he gave us some say his finest poem, and with it, one of the most captivating love stories ever written. A Double Sorrow, Lavinia ...

Welcome to our war ...

The Two Worlds of Charlie F is a soldier's view of service, injury and recovery. Moving from the war in Afghanistan, through the dream world ...

From the author of Maps for Lost Lovers and The Wasted Vigil comes a searing, exquisitely written novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the months following 9/11 - a ...

It began with an unsigned email: 'I am a senior member of the intelligence community.'

What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man ...

Timberlake Wertenbaker

Torn between army politics and the love of his soldiers on the front line, a legendary leader spirals out of control.

Inspired by Sophocles' classical play, Our Ajax draws on ...

For his twelfth book, first published in 1985, Tony Parker was given near-unlimited access by the Ministry of Defence and spent eighteen months interviewing the officers and soldiers of a ...

The First World War holds a unique place in the nation's history; the poetry it produced, a unique place in the nation's hearts. To mark the centenary of ...

Andrew Motion's new book opens with a sequence of war poems (first published as the pamphlet Laurels and Donkeys, on Armistice Day 2010), drawing on soldiers' experiences from 1914 ...

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his ...

Robert Graves was one of our most fascinating poets of the last century. Born in London in 1895, he served in the First World War and was mistakenly reported killed ...

In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, despatched an invasion fleet to the island of Rhodes. This was the opening shot ...

In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman Turks advanced on Constantinople in pursuit of an ancient Islamic dream: capturing the thousand-year-old capital of Christian Byzantium.

During the siege that followed ...

Pink Mist is a verse-drama about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan. School friends still in their teens, Arthur, Hads and Taff each have their own ...

The Poisonwood Bible tells the story of an American family in the Congo during a time of tremendous political and social upheaval. The story is told by the wife and ...

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