New Books

Some of our recent publications. Click on the covers for full details

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Across the Arctic Ocean

Across the Arctic Ocean
Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey

This exceptional book is a first-hand record of an astonishing journey – one that will probably never be repeated.

‘A wonderful record … Sir Wally's greatness lives on in this book’
– The Scotsman

Blood of the Celts

Blood of the Celts
The New Ancestral Story

New discoveries in genetics have overturned the dogma of decades about the Celts. 'Blood of the Celts' will be essential reading for anyone interested in their Celtic ancestry and also for everyone fascinated by the Celts and their world.

‘Jean Manco is a phenomenon. In 'Blood of the Celts' she sieves the swirling murk of academic specialisms … to extract the gold.’
– David Miles, Former Chief Archaeologist, English Heritage

Bog Bodies

Bog Bodies Uncovered
Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery

The remains of prehistoric men, women and children – so well preserved that they are often mistaken for victims of modern crime – have periodically been revealed in the bogs of northern Europe. Drawing on the latest evidence, this is an engrossing detective story, uncovering hidden truths behind these mysteries. In this book we come face-to-face with our ancestors and can begin to understand their ancient lives – and deaths.

Picturing People

Picturing People
The New State of Art

The companion to the bestselling 'Painting People' explores the most exciting artists working with the figure today. This accessible, perceptive introduction features recent work by seventy new artists, all of whom successfully employ the figure to help make sense of the fast-paced and challenging world we live in.

Persian Painting

Persian Painting
The Arts of the Book and Portraiture

A beautifully produced guide to one of the world’s finest collections of Persian manuscripts and miniature painting. With over 450 colour illustrations, the book catalogues more than forty Persian illuminated manuscripts, miniature paintings and elaborately decorated bookbindings dating from the 11th century CE to the early 20th century.

Remarkable Plants journal

Remarkable Plants: Five-Year Journal
in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

384 pages illustrated in colour with inspirational images from the collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The journal is filled with delights, day by day, season by season, with space to record your experiences, thoughts, notes and reminders.

The Thames and Hudson Introduction to Art

The Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art
How to Succeed in the New Brand Space

This bestselling, comprehensive introductory book covers all aspects of the visual arts making it the most accessible and complete visual arts guide available – a wonderful resource for students and art lovers alike.

That\\\'s my Hat

That's My Hat
with pop-ups throughout

'This is as classy as pop-up books get … skilled paper engineering provides pop-ups of often staggering intricacy, offering layers within layers of imagery that young eyes will never tire of investigating'
– Financial Times

‘The subtle observational humour will keep parents smiling while children will love to peer at the book from every angle’
– Mr Fox Magazine


Writers & Artists Under English Skies

The story of English culture over a thousand years told as the story of changing ideas about the weather.

‘A brilliant, beautiful and sensual book (and it is a lovely object, with its rich paper and fine illustrations)’
– The Sunday Times

World Atlas of Tattoo

The World Atlas of Tattoo

Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensive atlas will enlighten and excite anyone who is passionate about tattoo art in all its many forms. Enables you to trace historical threads in the careers of some of the profiled contemporary tattooers, as well as marvel at how other artists have managed to create wholly new forms of tattooing.