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1 A History of the World in 100 Objects (Paperback)

by Neil MacGregor

Format: Paperback 640 pages
Published: 28/06/2012

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Encompassing a sweep of human history, this title begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the... Read more

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2 The Road to Wigan Pier (Paperback)

by George Orwell, Richard Hoggart, Peter Davison

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 24/02/2001

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Presents an account of the author's observations of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the... Read more

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3 Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War II (Paperback)

by Ben Macintyre

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 06/09/2010

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From the bestselling author of Agent Zigzag. The thrilling true story of the greatest and most successful wartime deception ever attempted A... Read more

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4 Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe (Paperback)

by Simon Winder

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 19/06/2014

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Danubia is the brilliant and entertaining companion to the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Germania. It was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize... Read more

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5 Elizabeth of York (Paperback)

by Alison Weir

Format: Paperback 576 pages
Published: 07/08/2014

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Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. The eldest daughter of Edward IV, at seventeen she was relegated... Read more

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6 Lone Survivor: The Incredible True Story of Navy SEALs Under Siege (Paperback)

by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 16/01/2014

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It was a top-secret US military mission. Now, the SEAL team leader finally tells the stunning true story. Now a major Hollywood film starring Mark... Read more

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7 Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 (Paperback)

by Sir Max Hastings

Format: Paperback 672 pages
Published: 08/05/2014

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A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914. Read more

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8 The Lunar Men: The Inventors of the Modern World 1730-1810 (Paperback)

by Jenny Uglow

Format: Paperback 608 pages
Published: 04/09/2003

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Winner of the PEN Hessel-Tiltman prize for history, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography, The Lunar Men captures the creation of... Read more

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9 Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey (Paperback)

by Rachel Hewitt

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 07/07/2011

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The fascinating story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map, told for the first time by a brilliant young historian. Read more

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10 Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain (Paperback)

by Charlotte Higgins

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 06/03/2014

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What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song... Read more

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