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  • Notes from an Apocalypse

    Notes from an Apocalypse
    av Mark O'Connell

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783784073

    In the remote mountains of Scotland, in high-tech bunkers in South Dakota and in the lush valleys of New Zealand, small groups of determined men and women are getting ready. They are environmentalists who fear the ravages of climate change; billiona…

  • Notes from an Apocalypse

    Notes from an Apocalypse
    av Mark O'Connell

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783784066

    From the prize-winning author of To Be a Machine - meet the men and women preparing for the end of the world In the remote mountains of Scotland, in high-tech bunkers in South Dakota and in the lush valleys of New Zealand, small groups of determined…

  • This Golden Fleece

    This Golden Fleece
    av Esther Rutter

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783784363

    Over the course of a year, Esther Rutter - who grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk, and learned to spin, weave and knit as a child - travels the length of the British Isles, to tell the story of wool's long history here. She unearths fascinating hist…

  • This Golden Fleece

    This Golden Fleece
    av Esther Rutter

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783784356

    Over the course of a year, Esther Rutter - who grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk, and learned to spin, weave and knit as a child - travels the length of the British Isles, to tell the story of wool's long history here. She unearths fascinating hist…

  • Stillicide

    Stillicide
    av Cynan Jones

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783785612

    First heard on BBC Radio 4. Water is commodified. The Water Train that serves the city increasingly at risk of sabotage. As news breaks that construction of a gigantic Ice Dock will displace more people than first thought, protestors take to the str…

  • Stillicide

    Stillicide
    av Cynan Jones

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783787098

    First heard on BBC Radio 4. Water is commodified. The Water Train that serves the city increasingly at risk of sabotage. As news breaks that construction of a gigantic Ice Dock will displace more people than first thought, protestors take to the str…

  • On Michael Jackson

    On Michael Jackson
    av Margo Jefferson

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783784202

    Michael Jackson: provocateur, icon, enigma. Who was he, really? And how does his spectacular rise, his catastrophic fall, reflect upon those who made him, those who broke him, and those who loved him? Almost ten years on from Jackson's untimely deat…

  • Killing Rage

    Killing Rage
    av Eamon Collins, Mick McGovern

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862070479

    This is an account of how an angry young man can cross the line that divides theoretical support for violence from a state of 'killing rage', in which the murder of neighbour becomes thinkable. Over 3000 people have died in Northern Ireland since 19…

  • To the Lake

    To the Lake
    av Kapka Kassabova

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783783977

    A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. Two vast lakes joined by underground rivers. Two lakes that seem to hold both the turbulent memories of the region's past, and the secret of its enduring allure. Two lakes that have played a…

  • Sicilian Uncles

    Sicilian Uncles
    av Leonardo Sciascia

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847089267

    The expression 'Sicilian uncle' has the same sense in Italian as 'Dutch uncle' does in English, but with sinister overtones of betrayal and inconstancy. The four novellas in Sicilian Uncles, originally published in 1958, are political thrillers of a…

  • I Will Never See the World Again

    I Will Never See the World Again
    av Ahmet Altan

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783785155

    Longlisted for the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision that will determine my future, just as he awaited his. I…

  • Mating

    Mating
    av Norman Rush

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847087836

    An American anthropologist is at a loose end in Botswana. She is ferociously intelligent and wonderfully inquisitive. She is also in love with Nelson Denoon, a charismatic intellectual who runs an experimental women-only utopian village in the Kalah…

  • The Empathy Exams

    The Empathy Exams
    av Leslie Jamison

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847088420

    The subjects of this stylish and audacious collection of essays range from an assault in Nicaragua to a Morgellons meeting; from Frida Kahlo's plaster casts to a gangland tour of LA. Jamison is interested in how we tell stories about injury and pain…

  • Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?

    Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?
    av Katrine Marcal

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846275661

    Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics, believed that our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest but out of love.Today,…

  • When the Rivers Run Dry

    When the Rivers Run Dry
    av Fred Pearce

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846276484

    FULLY UPDATED FOR 2019 We cannot live without water. But with 7.5 billion people competing for this single unevenly-distributed resource, the planet is drying up. In When the Rivers Run Dry, Fred Pearce explores the growing world water crisis, from…

  • Stet

    Stet
    av Diana Athill

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847084279

    For nearly 50 years, Diana Athill edited (and nursed and coerced and coaxed) some of the most celebrated writers in the English language. In a prose style of inimitable wit and rare candour, she recounts tales from a long life in publishing, includi…

  • The Soccer War

    The Soccer War
    av Ryszard Kapuscinski Kapuscinski

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862079595

    In 1964 Ryszard Kapuscinski was appointed by the Polish Press Agency as its only foreign correspondent, and for the next ten years he was 'responsible' for fifty countries. He befriended Che Guevara in Bolivia, Salvador Allende in Chile and Patrice…

  • Dope Girls

    Dope Girls
    av Marek Kohn

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862076181

    A drug panic. Murder. Terrifying and mysterious black and Chinese immigrants. Dope Kings. Jazz. War. An actress dead of an overdose. Dope Girls is about the transformation of drug use into a national menace. It revolves around the death in 1918, in…

  • In Defence Of History

    In Defence Of History
    av Richard J. Evans

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783784592

    The classic explanation of the craft of history and the vital worth of historians to civilization In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time when fact and historical truth are under unp…

  • Hot Flushes, Cold Science

    Hot Flushes, Cold Science
    av Louise Foxcroft

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847081711

    For over two thousand years, attitudes to the menopause have created dread, shame and confusion. This meticulously researched and always entertaining book traces the history of 'the change of life' from its appearance in classical texts, via the med…

  • The End of Days

    The End of Days
    av Jenny Erpenbeck

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846275159

    Winner of the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize From one of the most daring voices in European fiction, this is a story of the twentieth century traced through the various possible lives of one woman. She is a baby who barely suffocates in the…

  • Gay Bar

    Gay Bar
    av Jeremy Atherton Lin

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783785810

    'Brilliantly written and incisive' Colm Tóibín 'An absolute tour de force' Maggie Nelson From leather parties in the Castro to Gay Liberation Front touch-ins; from disco at Studio One to dark rooms in Vauxhall railway arches, the gay bar has long be…

  • Night Waking

    Night Waking
    av Sarah Moss

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847082701

    Historian Anna Bennett has a book to write. She also has an insomniac toddler, a precocious, death-obsessed seven-year-old, and a frequently absent ecologist husband who has brought them all to Colsay, a desolate island in the Hebrides, so he can co…

  • Night Waking

    Night Waking

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783787685

    Anna hasn't slept in months. Stranded on a Hebridean island with two small children, she struggles to write or think without a room of her own. When her son finds a baby's skeleton buried in the garden, Anna must confront the island's troubled past,…

  • How To Read Foucault

    How To Read Foucault
    av Johanna Oksala

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862077676

    Michel Foucault was a twentieth-century philosopher of extraordinary talent, a political activist, social theorist, cultural critic and creative historian. He shaped the ways we think today about such controversial issues as power, sexuality, madnes…

  • Four Soldiers

    Four Soldiers
    av Hubert Mingarelli

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846276514

    LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2019 'I am astonished by Four Soldiers. I have never read anything like it, yet it is one of those books you feel must always have existed, a classic of writing about the human condition... A small m…

  • Brilliant Maps

    Brilliant Maps
    av Ian Wright

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846276613

    Which nations have North Korean embassies? Which region has the highest number of death metal bands per capita? How many countries have bigger economies than California? Who drives on the 'wrong' side of the road? And where can you find lions in the…

  • Elect Mr Robinson for a Better World

    Elect Mr Robinson for a Better World
    av Donald Antrim

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847086525

    Having accidentally inspired the local suburbanites to draw and quarter the town's blood-thirsty Mayor, Pete Robinson - civic-minded schoolteacher and enthusiastic historian of the Medieval Inquisition - embarks on a tenuous election campaign. But h…

  • Between Two Fires

    Between Two Fires
    av Joshua Yaffa

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783783694

    In this penetrating exploration of contemporary Russia, Joshua Yaffa meets a variety of Russians - from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians - who have built their careers and constructed their identities in the shadow of the Puti…

  • Between Two Fires

    Between Two Fires
    av Joshua Yaffa

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783783724

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING In this penetrating exploration of contemporary Russia, Joshua Yaffa meets a variety of Russians - from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians - who have built their careers and…

  • RENDANG

    RENDANG
    av Will Harris

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783785599

    WINNER OF THE FELIX DENNIS PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST COLLECTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE FOR POETRY 2020 A startlingly radical and surreal poetic journey, RENDANG takes the reader from West Sumatra to Planet Mongo via Gray's Inn Road, alighti…

  • I Was Told There'd Be Cake

    I Was Told There'd Be Cake
    av Sloane Crosley

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846271854

    From getting locked out of her flat twice on the same day and being fired for baking a giant cookie in the shape of her boss's head, to playing bridesmaid for a friend she'd long forgotten, Sloane Crosley can do no right, despite the best of intenti…

  • Swimming In A  Sea Of Death

    Swimming In A Sea Of Death
    av David Rieff

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847080752

    In spring 2004, Susan Sontag was diagnosed with the incurable blood cancer. She had a huge appetite for experience, and a wild, extravagant desire to live. Rieff writes movingly about being by her side during that last year and at her death, and abo…

  • Sabrina

    Sabrina
    av Nick Drnaso

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783784905

    'The best book - in any medium - I have read about our current moment ... A MASTERPIECE' Zadie Smith 'A masterpiece for our times' Observer WHERE IS SABRINA? The answer is hidden on a videotape, a tape which is en route to several news outlets, and…

  • The Value Of Nothing

    The Value Of Nothing
    av Raj Patel

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846272189

    'Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.' Credit has crunched, debt has turned toxic, the gears of the world economy have ground to a halt. Yet despite its failures, the same market-driven ideas are being applied to ev…

  • Not a Novel

    Not a Novel
    av Jenny Erpenbeck

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783786091

    Not a Novel gathers together the best of Jenny Erpenbeck's non-fiction. Drawing from her 25 years of thinking and writing, the book plots a journey through the works and subjects that have inspired and influenced her. Written with the same clarity a…

  • Not a Novel

    Not a Novel
    av Jenny Erpenbeck

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783786114

    Not a Novel gathers together the best of Jenny Erpenbeck's non-fiction. Drawing from her 25 years of thinking and writing, the book plots a journey through the works and subjects that have inspired and influenced her. Written with the same clarity a…

  • The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

    The Book of Barely Imagined Beings
    av Caspar Henderson

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847082442

    From Axolotl to Zebrafish, discover a host of barely imagined beings: real creatures that are often more astonishing than anything dreamt in the pages of a medieval bestiary. Ranging from the depths of the ocean to the most arid corners of the earth…

  • The Pig That Wants To Be Eaten

    The Pig That Wants To Be Eaten
    av Julian Baggini

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847081285

    Is it right to eat a pig that wants to be eaten? Are you really reading this book cover, or are you in a simulation? If God is all-powerful, could he create a square circle? Here are 100 of the most intriguing thought experiments from the history of…

  • Wolf in White Van

    Wolf in White Van
    av John Darnielle

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783781102

    A terrible event leaves Sean Phillips disfigured when he is only seventeen. In the weeks following the incident he creates an adventure game he calls the 'Trace Italian', where players awake in an apocalyptic America and make their way to safety acr…

  • Had I Known

    Had I Known
    av Barbara Ehrenreich

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783786886

    A self-proclaimed 'myth buster by trade', over her long-ranging career as a journalist and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich has delved with devastating wit and insight into the social and political fabric of America. Had I Known gathers togethe…

  • How To Read Shakespeare

    How To Read Shakespeare
    av Nicholas Royle

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783780297

    Shakespeare's legacy is all around us - in our books and our films, in our politics and in our everyday speech. With his words he has formed our world, and his influence has been greater than that of any other writer. So what makes Shakespeare's pla…

  • The Number Devil

    The Number Devil
    av Hans Magnus Enzensberger

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847080530

    Twelve-year-old Robert hates his maths teacher: he sets his class boring problems and won't let them use their calculators. Then in his dreams Robert meets the Number Devil, who brings the subject magically to life, illustrating with wit and charm a…

  • Do They Think You're Stupid?

    Do They Think You're Stupid?
    av Julian Baggini

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847080837

    This companion volume to The Pig That Wants To Be Eaten provides another rapid-fire selection of short, stimulating and entertaining capsules of philosophy. This time the focus is on the bad argumentative moves people use all the time, in politics,…

  • Under a Cruel Star

    Under a Cruel Star
    av Heda Kovaly

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847084767

    The daughter of prosperous Jews, Heda Kovály found her world turned upside down with the German annexation of Czechoslovakia. Deported to Lodz Ghetto in 1941 and then to Auschwitz, where her parents were murdered, in 1944, Kovaly made a miraculous e…

  • Alive, Alive Oh!

    Alive, Alive Oh!
    av Diana Athill

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783782727

    What matters in the end? In the final years of life, which memories stand out? Writing from her retirement home in Highgate, London, as she approaches her 100th year, Diana Athill reflects on what it is like to be in her nineties, and on the moments…

  • Swansong 1945

    Swansong 1945
    av Walter Kempowski

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847086419

    Swansong 1945 chronicles four significant days in the last three weeks of WWII: 20 April, Hitler's last birthday; 25 April, when American and Soviet troops first met at the Elbe; 30 April, the day Hitler committed suicide; and 8 May, the day of the…

  • Jokes for the Gunmen

    Jokes for the Gunmen
    av Mazen Maarouf

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846276675

    LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2019 A brilliant collection of fictions in the vein of Roald Dahl, Etgar Keret and Amy Hempel. These are stories of what the world looks like from a child's pure but sometimes vengeful or muddled per…

  • Nagasaki

    Nagasaki
    av Craig Collie

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846274428

    The events of a few days in August 1945 brought WWII to an end. They also destroyed the city of Nagasaki and killed 80,000 of its inhabitants, half of them instantly. Craig Collie is the first person to interview elderly survivors and descendants of…

  • The Tidal Zone

    The Tidal Zone
    av Sarah Moss

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783783083

    Adam is a stay-at-home dad who is also working on a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral. He is a good man and he is happy. But one day, he receives a call from his daughter's school to inform him that, for no apparent reason,…

  • The Tidal Zone

    The Tidal Zone

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781783787869

    On a day like any other, Adam receives a call from his daughter's school. Miriam, his brilliant fifteen-year-old, has collapsed and stopped breathing; her heart has inexplicably stopped.

  • A Book Of Silence

    A Book Of Silence
    av Granta

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847081513

    After a noisy upbringing as one of six children, and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland began to crave silence. Over the past five years, she has spent periods of silence in the Sinai Desert and the Australian bush and on the Is…

  • White Fever

    White Fever
    av Jacek Hugo-Bader

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846272707

    This is the story of a journey like no other, as Jacek Hugo-Bader makes his way across Siberia, from Moscow to Vladivostok, in the middle of winter. Travelling alone in a modified Russian jeep, he traverses a continent that is two-and-a-half times b…

  • The Legend Of The Holy Drinker

    The Legend Of The Holy Drinker
    av Joseph Roth

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847086181

    This novella, one of the most haunting things that Joseph Roth ever composed, was published in 1939, the year the author died. Like Andreas, the hero of the story, Roth drank himself to death in Paris, but this is not an autobiographical confession.…

  • Londoners

    Londoners
    av Craig Taylor

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781847083296

    Here are the voices of London - rich and poor, native and immigrant, women and men - witnessed by Craig Taylor, an acclaimed journalist, playwright and writer, who spent five years exploring the city and listening to its residents. From the woman wh…

  • Battle For The North

    Battle For The North
    av Charles McKean

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781862079403

    The first Tay Bridge collapsed into the sea in 1879, only eighteen months after it had opened, drowning seventy-two people travelling by train to Dundee. Shock reverberated through Britain, and the public demanded answers. The bridge had been hailed…

  • Multiples

    Multiples
    av Adam Thirlwell

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846275388

    Like Chinese whispers, the rules of this literary game are simple: the first writer translates an unknown story into English, which a second writer then translates into a different language, and a third translates back into English, and so on, down…