Master manipulator or gangster? The malign thrust of Putin's domestic and foreign policy is exposed in Cunningham's latest page-turning biography including his early life, political career, the wars in Chechnya, Crimea and the Ukraine, the crackdown on human rights, Brexit, Trump - and the poisonings.
From its show-stopping opening scene, Keevil's tightly plotted page-turner is full of momentum and unforgettable characters. Moving, profound and ultimately joyful, it turns on an exceptionally clever twist and is as revealing in its psychological acuity as it is in its portrait of organised crime.
This story of innocence and experience heralds an exciting new voice in British Caribbean literature. It is about the relationship between children and the people who parent them, and what it can mean to have that relationship ripped away.
This landmark anthology celebrates the work of 200 women writers of African descent and charts a literary landscape as never before.
This extraordinary debut novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in Black women's writing. It is an interracial love story set in pre-Civil War America, and inspired by the true story of author Tammye's great-great grandparents. Along with love and race, it touches on themes of identity, sacrifice, belonging and survival.
From the award-winning and bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner comes a delicious Victorian crime novel based on a true story that shocked and fascinated the nation.
Who are the super-rich in our society, and how do they have such disproportionate political and cultural influence on our lives? How did they acquire their wealth, and what are their lives like?
Daring, ingenious and profoundly moving, The Kennedy Moment is masterful storytelling from an author whose career has put him at the heart of international affairs. Shortlisted for the Staunch Book Prize.
An invaluable feminist resource, hip cultural conversation about feminism, and example of cutting-edge data visualization, this beautifully designed new edition of Seager's award-winning atlas matches the mood of the moment with bold, vivid infographics to illustrate the status of women worldwide and the diversity of their experiences.
Thoughtful, provocative and intelligent, this game-changing book looks at sexual assault and the global discourse on rape from the viewpoint of a survivor, writer, former counsellor and activist.
A shocking graphic novel account of poverty and discrimination suffered by the Chagos Islanders when their eviction by the British enforced US military control of their Indian Ocean home.
Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.
A coming-of-age debut novel, by the mother of Zadie Smith, about a young Jamaican girl faced with the trauma of immigration, estrangement from her family, and the emotional upheaval of moving to London in the 1960s.The Day I Fell Off My Island tells the story of Erna Mullings, a teenage Jamaican girl uprooted from her island following the sudden death of her beloved grandmother.When Erna is sent to England to be reunited with her siblings, she dreads leaving behind her elderly grandfather, and the only life she has ever known. A new future unfolds, in a strange country and with a mother she barely knows. The next decade will be a complex journey of estrangement and arrival, new beginnings and the uncovering of long-buried secrets.A psychologist and former social worker, Yvonne Bailey-Smith, explains:'As an immigrant child, I often wished that someone had been able to take me aside and explain to me that leaving everything I knew to go on a so-called adventure to somewhere way beyond my imagination was going cause me an unimaginable sense of loss and sadness. I also wish that the same person had been there to reassure me that I would survive and even flourish, given half a chance. My work and conversations with children, young people and adults, as well as with many friends, have given me a unique insight into the travails of people who have experienced things for which they felt utterly unprepared at the time.'
'Where is home, Mum?' From the foothills of the Himalayas in the Kashmiri valleys to bustling Green Street in East London, Sabba Khan researches her identity from the global to the local, covering partition, displacement, and assimilation with humour and courage.
In the boldest imagining of the era since Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth, this spellbinding novel of witchcraft, poetry and passion, brings to life Aemilia Lanyer, the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's Sonnets - the playwright's muse and his one true love.
A chance spotting of a poster advertising Shakespeare's 400th centenary spurs a refugee's imagination to transport himself from his detention cell through to a performance of Midsummer Night's Dream at London's Globe Theatre, by randomly pressing a fingerprint on the wall.
A milestone of graphic reporting, this groundbreaking 'atlas with attitude' keeps pace with the speed of change with informed analysis and graphically analyses every key indicator and vital statistic of modern life. This statistically meticulous and beautiful presentation of trends is essential to understand the world today.
This epic love story between an Irish immigrant and a black slave is set in the pre-Civil War Southern state of Virginia in 1849 and based on the experience of the author's great-great grand-parents.