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The bestselling Penguin books in 2018
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Mind-bending wonder, psychedelic surf-board, or most misunderstood fungus? Nina Lyon runs the gamut of the magic mushroom.
Hitler's First Victims
Timothy W. Ryback
Forensically researched and grippingly told, the astonishing attempt by a German prosecutor to expose the Nazis as murderers on the eve of the Holocaust.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Frederick Douglass was a key figure in helping to secure the abolition of slavery in America – discover his
on the 150th anniversary of that event.
Richard III and the Princes in the Tower
Alison Weir investigates one of the most enduring murder mysteries in English history - the death of the lost Princes in the tower, nephews of Richard III, whose body has recently been discovered.
Gimson’s Kings and Queens
A short, lively and informative survey of the forty kings and queens of England, from the heroic to the hopeless and from William the Conqueror to the present, illustrated by Martin Rowson
Six Minutes in May
A fascinating and dramatic investigation into the events that led to Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister against the odds
The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold
From the author of
comes a hideously over-ambitious challenge on doomed machinery. Tim Moore cycles the length of the old Iron Curtain on a shopping bike.
The definitive, chilling account of Britain’s involvement in Afghanistan and the first book to document the entire conflict, from the leading academic expert on the subject.
The Water Kingdom
A secret history of China – a fresh new way of thinking about a people, a civilisation, an epic story.
A radical reframing of the Holocaust that challenges prevailing myths and draws disturbing parallels with the present
A provocative, timely assessment of how 20th century world history was created, and what it means today, by the author of POSTWAR
The beautifully illustrated, heartbreaking story of an innocent man in a Soviet gulag, told for the first time in English.
An acclaimed, award-winning book on a fascinating subject, recently revised and updated by the author, with a brand new jacket look
A now legendary collection of seminal essays by one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.
A daughter’s journey into her father’s past – a story of war and grief, jealousy and madness, mischief and fierce love
A thrilling tour of a millenium of human innovation
Henry David Thoreau
Selections from one of the great classics of literature--now part of the Shambhala Pocket Library.
And the Weak Suffer What They Must?
The world-renowned economist and former Greek finance minister presents a devastating critique of how Europe has mishandled the Eurozone crisis, offering concrete reforms for how we can save European capitalism and democracy from itself
Acclaimed naturalist and birdwatcher Stephen Moss brings us this year's perfect Christmas gift: a year in the life of Britain's favourite bird - the robin
The Ancient Greeks
Edith Hall unpacks the mysterious and successful ancient Greek people through ten uniquely ancient Greek personality traits.
Ghosts of the Tsunami
Richard Lloyd Parry
Richard LLoyd Parry uncovers the immediate aftermath and long-term effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011, which resulted in the loss of 18,500 souls.
70s Dinner Party
Spaghetti in aspic, anyone? Revel in astonishing dishes from yesteryear: Stuffed Cocktail Grapes, Savoury Sausage Salad, a spunky Shrimp-Salmon Mould and so much more, from the cult Twitter account
bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race in Britain today – and calls for urgent change
The Great Fire of London
On the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London read this essential companion to the gripping story of one of London's worst disasters
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