The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2020 Winner
It is our great pleasure to confirm One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time by Craig Brown as the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2020.
In the fiftieth anniversary year of the Beatles' break-up, the maverick author of Ma'am Darling takes a wonderfully entertaining look at the legacy of the Fab Four and asks just what it is that raises them above other bands. Eclectic and ferociously funny, One Two Three Four exhibits John, Paul, George and Ringo in pure verbal technicolour and will keep you entertained, eight days a week.
Having produced one of the sharpest biographies of the last decade in Ma’am Darling, Craig Brown returns with a dynamic, revisionist look at The Beatles and their legacy, fifty years after the band split up.
The workings of the brain have fascinated scientists for centuries and, in this exhaustive yet highly engaging history of our quest for neurological knowledge, Cobb asserts that we may be closer to a full understanding of the organ than we think.
Illuminating and absorbing, Black Spartacus is a definitive new biography of Toussaint Louverture – a revolutionary slave hero, military mastermind and the first leader of the independent Black state of Haiti.
Unflinching and courageous, Lamb’s definitive study of sexual violence against women during wartime puts a seldom examined topic under a compelling spotlight with a superb mix of reportage and personal testimony.
Relating the extraordinary story of a Japanese woman who defied social conventions to forge her own path in life, Stranger in the Shogun’s City is also a fascinating window on the birth of Tokyo as a modern metropolis.
From the author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher comes the chilling true story of a woman and the phantasms that tormented her, as Europe teetered on the brink of war.
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