Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince is the Bible of realpolitik, a tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, and how to hold on to it in a dangerous world. How can a leader be strong? Is it better to be feared than loved?
A journey around Italy by train, full of humorous and insightful observations on what the railways and their travellers reveal about the country
The long-awaited new book on ‘how Italy really works’ from the bestselling writer on Italian culture
Adventures in the latest studies on consciousness, from bestselling non-fiction writer Tim Parks
Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between
Tim Parks's greatest book to date: a searing, darkly hilarious and deadly serious novel about family, infidelity and mortality
A blackly comic novel about the dissolution of a long marriage, from the bestselling author of Teach Us To Sit Still
What do books mean to you? A lively and enjoyable book about books, from bestselling writer Tim Parks
The horrifying and entertaining tale of an unrepentant bourgeois serial killer, Morris Duckworth, and his adventures in Veronese high society.
A gripping and perceptive novel about the trials of self-discovery by one of our most highly acclaimed writers.
In Vintage's 21st anniversary year, this book is a mission statement about the paramount importance of reading to our quality of life
An inspiring and entertaining true story of a sceptic's journey into the world of meditation and alternative health.
A dazzling collection of essays from one of Britain's outstanding novelists.
A novel of India from one of England's finest writers
Profound and comic, the story of London TV journalist and interviewer Harold Cleaver, who suddenly walks away from his life to hide in the mountains of the Tyrol.
Set in the world of extreme sports, a brilliant new novel from Tim Parks that will widen his readership.
'Judge Savage is a work of tremendous learning and subtlety' Observer
'Brilliant, fascinating and very funny-A highly enjoyable book' Times Literary Supplement