A powerful and poetic work of history on the figure of Orpheus: his life and myth, and his representation and imagining from the sixth century BC to the present day.
A life of St Francis in verse
‘She’s a genius, I believe, because she lights up every subject she touches.’ Hilary Mantel A Spectator Book of the Year Meditations on the mystery of light
A startlingly original new look at Shelley, a stunning work of scholarship and imagination by one of the most remarkable non-fiction writers in Britain.
Another extraordinary work of history by the author of PILATE.
Anne Wroe's extraordinary and compelling biography of a very elusive figure.
'Popular history at the highest level' Independent