Barack Obama£35.00 £32.55
In A Promised Land, Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
English Pastoral: An Inheritance - The Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Shepherd's Life
James Rebanks£20.00 £18.60
James Rebanks' family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient agricultural landscape, but by the time he inherited it, the landscape had profoundly changed. From the bestselling author of A Shepherd's Life comes an elegy on family, loss and land, in which Rebanks eloquently makes the case that it may be possible to build a new pastoral: not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all.
The Louder I Will Sing: A story of racism, riots and redemption: Winner of the 2020 Costa Biography Award
Lee Lawrence£8.99 £8.36
Costa Biography Award Winner 2020. The Louder I Will Sing is a powerful, compelling and uplifting memoir about growing up in modern Britain as a young Black man. It’s a story both of people and politics, of the underlying racism beneath many of our most important institutions, but also the positive power that hope, faith and love can bring in response.
Deborah Orr£9.99 £9.29
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Motherwell is a sharp, unflinching and often humorous memoir about the long shadow that can be cast when the core relationship in your life compromises every effort you make to become an individual. It is about what we inherit - the good and the very bad - and how a deeper understanding of the place and people you have come from can bring you towards redemption.
Jon Sopel£20.00 £18.60
BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel is back with another spectacular account of his first-hand experiences of Trump's White House. This time he follows Trump on the campaign trail as the global pandemic slowly sweeps in... Jon will be joining us for a live stream event with James Naughtie on Thursday 28th January. Please see our website for more details.
Koa Beck£16.98 £15.79
Join the important conversation about race, empowerment, and inclusion with this powerful new feminist classic and rousing call for change. Koa Beck, writer and former editor-in-chief of Jezebel, boldly examines the history of feminism, from the true mission of the suffragettes to the rise of corporate feminism with clear-eyed scrutiny and meticulous detail.
Simon Winchester£25.00 £23.25
From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, Land is a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back. A global study, this is an exquisite exploration of what the ownership of land might really mean - not in dry-as-dust legal terms, but for the people who live on it.
Rachel Clarke£16.98 £15.79
Rachel is a palliative care doctor who looks after the most gravely unwell patients on the Covid-19 wards of her hospital. Drawing on testimony from nursing, acute and intensive care colleagues - as well as, crucially, her patients - Clarke argues that this age of contagion has inspired a profound attentiveness to - and gratitude for - what matters most in life.
Sathnam Sanghera£18.98 £17.65
In his brilliantly illuminating new book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera shows how our past is everywhere: from how we live to how we think, from the foundation of the NHS to the nature of our racism, from our distrust of intellectuals in public life to the exceptionalism that imbued the campaign for Brexit and the government's early response to the Covid crisis.
Gavin Francis£16.98 £15.79
Another superb account from a doctor about time spent caring for a society in crisis - this time from a GP. In Intensive Care, Gavin Francis moves from rural village streets to local clinics and communal city stairways. And in telling this story, he reveals others: of loneliness and hope, illness and recovery, and of what we can achieve when we care for each other.