For The Record ... books that may change your mind

By Simply Books

By Simply Books

There's some serious stuff here - all compiled by our very own newshound. 

The Splendid and the Vile: Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Bombing of London

Erik Larson

£10.99 £10.44

If you think you know about the Churchill Story, think again. A 'cinematic history' that casts a fascinating new light on our 'Darkest Hour'.

Failures of State: The Inside Story of Britain's Battle with Coronavirus

Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott


As we await the 'official' inquiry, the Sunday Times Insight team gets its teeth into the Johnson government's handling (mishandling?) of the COVID crisis.

Those Who Forget: One Family's Story; A Memoir, a History, a Warning

Geraldine Schwarz

£10.99 £10.44

A brave and consequential book about the role that memory plays in dealing with the horrors of the Third Reich.

Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn

Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire


As Keir Stamer tries to steer Labour in a new direction, this revelatory book offers a bumpy ride on the rollercoaster of Corbyn's leadership. Warning: there are more lows and than highs!

The War Against the BBC: How an Unprecedented Combination of Hostile Forces Is Destroying Britain's Greatest Cultural Institutio

Patrick Barwise and Peter York

£12.99 £12.34

Everyone has a view about the BBC's vices and virtues. A touch polemical, this books is also an evidential call to arms for those who believe Auntie is worth supporting.

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