MENU

Books

A Dictionary of Naval Slang

Gerald O'Driscoll

Taking the reader from 'Acting green' all the way to 'Water-rat', A Dictionary of Naval Slang is a treasury of naval argot, jargon, lingo and cant, and a window on the lost world of living on the high seas.

Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science

Luke O'Neill

A number one Irish bestseller, and winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards.

My Father’s Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett

Both a Newbery Honor Book and an American Library Association Notable Book, this charming story has delighted generations of readers since its original publication in 1948.

Seesaw

Timothy Ogene

Seesaw is an energetic comedy of cultural dislocation – and in its humour, intelligence and piety-pricking, it is a refreshing and hugely enjoyable act of literary rebellion.

To the Lake

Yana Vagner

Inspired by a real-life flu epidemic in Moscow, To the Lake was a number one bestseller in Russia, and has now appeared in a dozen languages and been adapted into a Netflix TV series.

Autobibliography

Rob Doyle

Provocative, intelligent and funny, it is a brilliant introduction to a personal canon by one of the most original and exciting writers around.

The Upswing

Robert D Putnam

'Putnam's book speaks for the many millions who don't think the way zealots do' Guardian

The World Turned Upside Down

Yang Jisheng

Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail.

A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century

Heather Heying

A bold, provocative exploration of the tension between our evolutionary history and our modern woes – and what we can do about it.

Wonderworks

Angus Fletcher

Wonderworks reveals that literature is among the mightiest technologies that humans have ever invented, precision-honed to give us what our brains most want and need.

Woke, Inc.

Vivek Ramaswamy

A young entrepreneur makes the case that politics has no place in business, and sets out a new vision for the future of capitalism.

Wanting

Luke Burgis

A groundbreaking exploration of why we want what we want, and a toolkit for freeing ourselves from chasing unfulfilling desires.

You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake!

Olivier Sibony

A practical, lively, and research-based tour of nine common business decision-making traps – and tools for avoiding them – from a professor of strategic thinking.

The Daughters of Kobani

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won.

The Undocumented Americans

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

A BARACK OBAMA FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2020. A New York Times best book of 2020. One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans.

Blood in the Water

Silver Donald Cameron

A gripping story in a brilliantly drawn setting, about power and law, security and self-respect, and the nature of community.