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The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. An intimate excavation of life in one of the world's oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change.

The Da Vinci Women: The Untold Feminist Power of Leonardo's Art

Leonardo pushed the boundaries of female depiction having several of his female subjects, including his Mona Lisa, gaze at the viewer, giving them an authority which was withheld from women at the time.


A beautiful hardback edition to mark the 80th anniversary of one of the best-loved novels ever written. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.

The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature

This is a charming and fiercely intelligent book, a love letter to Russian literature and an exploration of the answers these writers found to life's questions.

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A Year of Keeping Bees

An inspiring, up-close portrait of tending to a honeybee hive-a year of living dangerously-watching and capturing the wondrous, complex universe of honeybees and learning an altogether different way of being in the world.

The Witch's Kind

In the aftermath of World War II, two women with unusual gifts must protect a mysterious baby in a poignant tale of family, sacrifice and magic.

El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World's Most Infamous Drug Lord

A stunning investigation of the life and legend of Mexican kingpin Joaquin Archivaldo "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, building on Noah Hurowitz's revelatory coverage for Rolling Stone of El Chapo's federal drug-trafficking trial.

The Story of the Universe in 100 Stars

With roughly 100 billion stars in the Milky Way alone, the cosmos is simply too vast for an unabridged tell-all. But here's the next best thing.

The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide

An exploration into the question of greatness from the Chief Classical Music Critic of the New York Times.

Meteorite: The Stones From Outer Space That Made Our World


A Life In Nature


The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer


Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World

From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima.

The Florios of Sicily: A Novel

Based on the true history of the uncrowned kings of Sicily: the story of a family, restless and ambitious, shrewd and determined to be richer and more powerful than anybody else.

The Quest for Immortality: Hidden Treasures of Egypt

The essays in this book explore Egyptian art history, customs and worship, with specific focus on the Amduat, a book devoted to the pharaoh's 12-hour journey to the afterlife.

The Ultimate Book of Party Food: Master The Art of Entertaining

The Ultimate Book of Party Food presents the know-how required to master the art of entertaining guests with savoury and sweet treats.

The Earth: From Myths to Knowledge

The Earth is not merely a history of scientific learning, but a stirring defence of Enlightenment values in the quest for human advancement.

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement

A beautifully written memoir that brings to life the drama and heartbreak of the AIDS crisis - and the lost San Francisco and lost generation of men who came before it.

Father of Lions: One Man's Remarkable Quest to Save Mosul's Zoo

Father of Lions is the powerful true story of the evacuation of the Mosul Zoo. Louise Callaghan shows how humour and defiance can counter cruelty, and why both humans and animals crave freedom.

Einstein's Boss

Original and insightful, this book explains how to spot the deep thinkers who will transform your business-and reveals 10 rules for guiding them to greatness.