Biography & Literature

Biography

The Battle for Home

The Battle for Home

The Memoir of a Syrian Architect

  • Hardback
A remarkable book … [al Sabouni’s] ideals, and those of countless moderates like her, deserve our admiration and support – Times Literary Supplement

Henri Cartier-Bresson A Biography
  • Paperback with flaps
There is no better book to help readers to understand his motivation and fascination for documenting the world, individuals and historic individuals on film – The Times

Chinese Lives

Chinese Lives

The People who Made a Civilization

  • Hardback
A fresh approach to the story of China, told through biographies of almost 100 men and women from all walks of life from over 3,000 years of history

Gay Life Stories
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Engaging … a beautiful book, and a welcome addition to what some call ‘gay studies’ and others simply see as a celebration of human sexuality in all its diversity – Time Out Book of the Week

George IV

George IV

A Life in Caricature

  • Hardback
A beautiful and splendidly written volume – Ronald Harwood’s Book of the Year, The Sunday Telegraph

George III

George III

A Life in Caricature

  • Hardback
A  wonderful gathering of images from the bestial to the downright brutal, which shows 18th-century cartooning its savage best – The Independent

Gay Life Stories
  • Paperback
Prose portraits, images and paintings that surprise, move and intrigue … ultimately uplifting – The Observer

Emma Hamilton

Emma Hamilton

Seduction & Celebrity

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The remarkable story of British national hero Admiral Nelson's famous mistress

Islamic Civilzation in Thirty Lives
  • Hardback
A beautifully written, well-illustrated set of brief, vividly drawn portraits – Times Higher Education

Last Colonial

The Last Colonial

Curious Adventures & Stories from a Vanishing World

  • Hardback
An absolutely captivating read, made even more special by the enigmatic and disturbing images provided by Ana Maria Pacheco’s paintings – We Love This Book

A Lifelong Interest

A Lifelong Interest

Conversations on Art and Science with Didier Eribon

  • Hardback
A fascinating glimpse into the mind of Ernst Gombrich, one of the world's most repsected art scholars.

Listening to Stone

Listening to Stone

The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi

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A fascinating read … Herrera writes with compassion and energy – Aesthetica

The Man Who Deciphered Linear B

The Man Who Deciphered Linear B

The Story of Michael Ventris

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A superb biography of Michael Ventris, combining a warm account of his life with just enough technical detail to satisfy those who have knowledge of linguistics or indeed of the classics. It is a splendid read, and a fine memorial to the split personality that enabled Ventris to decipher Minoan Linear B so triumphantly – Current World Archaeology

Medieval People

Medieval People

Vivid Lives in a Distant Landscape - From Charlemagne to Piero della Francesca

  • Hardback
The life stories of medieval Monarchs and merchants, popes, peasants and poets, artists and adventurers, saints, scholars and soldiers