The long-awaited autobiography of Sir Humphrey Burton, one of Britain's most influential post-war music and arts broadcasters, is a must-read for classical musical enthusiasts and those fascinated by some of the twentieth century's star performers. It also offers unique insights into the history of music, the BBC and arts broadcasting in twentieth-century Britain.
Beautifully illustrated throughout with 124 colour images, it explores Henry VIII’s magnificent – and now largely lost – collection of gold and silver, the most spectacular of any British monarch.
Bonny H. Miller£95.00
The first comprehensive biography of any American woman musician born before the Civil War brings to life a composer whose story is both old-fashioned and strikingly modern.
Lewis Lockwood£18.98 £17.65
The essential guide to Beethoven biography through the ages.
Richard Barber£14.99 £13.94
One of our most popular books, a delightful translation of one of the finest, and most beautiful, examples of a medieval Bestiary. 136 colour illustrations.
The story of British musical film from the very beginning of talkies to the end of the Second World War.
A guide to the engaging voice and multiple stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
How the story of Crippen persists in memory and popular culture.
The most comprehensive history of German cinema.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o£12.99
Ngugi wa Thiong'o's timeless, powerful classic.
Uncovers the cultural and historical significance of Norman Sicily's mosaics, frescoes, art and architecture.
Kate Tiller£19.98 £18.58
Updated and expanded edition of the classic guide.
Lutz Koepnick£12.99 £12.08
"Only the dreamers..." A fresh look at Herzog's classic.
Julian Anderson and Christopher Dingle£45.00
Provides revealing insights into the practicalities and psychology of composing.
An entertaining history of common law from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day.
How Leonard Bernstein influenced American culture, society, and politics.
Richard Barber£30.00 £27.90
Possibly our most beautiful book: 108 colour illustrations in large format.
Kathleen Walker-Meikle£14.99 £13.94
Who kept pets in the Middle Ages and what did animals did they dote on?
The tournament as social display.
Andrew B.r. Elliott£16.98
Why do politicians and the media so often label something "medieval"? Why are the Middle Ages so often equated with "barbaric"? And why are some medieval figures appropriated by different causes today?
Nicholas Rogers£16.98 £15.79
How the death of a slave girl triggered trials and scandal.
New essays on Beethoven's personal life, composing process, manuscripts, and his greatest works.
Jean-Marie Teno and Melissa Thackway£60.00
A journey through the filmmaker's challenging body of work.
Yuval Noah Harari£14.99 £13.94
From the author of Sapiens, the exciting history of medieval assassination, kidnap, treason and sabotage.
The formation of Britain's political policing in the face of threats from republicans, trade unionists and suffragettes.
Martin Carver£19.98 £18.58
The definitive account of the Sutton Hoo site, its excavation and its historical significance, written by one of its greatest experts.
Leading short-story writers discuss their favourite American short stories.