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 ...

A Very Personal War, first published in 1971, was James Hamilton-Paterson's first non-fiction book, and though out of print for many years it retains its force and relevance today ...

Wilfred Owen

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their ...

A tale of love, heroism and resistance set against the stunning backdrop of 1930s Florence, In Love and War weaves fact and fiction to create a thrilling portrait of a ...

Rupert Brooke

No poetry has touched readers' hearts more deeply than the soldier poets of the First World War. Published to commemorate the centenary of 1914, this stunning set of books, with ...

'In Parenthesis was first published in London in 1937. I am proud to share the responsibility for that first publication. On reading the book in typescript I was deeply moved ...

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 ...

Edward Thomas

When Edward Thomas was killed at the Battle of Arras in 1917 his poems were largely unpublished. But in the years since his death, his work has come to be ...

'In later years', Sir Rupert Hart-Davis writes in his Introduction, 'when Siegfried Sassoon had written much else in prose and verse, he was annoyed at always being referred to simply ...

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 ...

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 ...

'This is the only book from the Second World War comparable with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves ... When the battle of El Alamein began, the poet Keith ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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