Votes of Confidence
Somewhere in the depths of the BBC, technicians are gathered to charge up the mighty Swingometer for another electoral night of skirmish across the political spectrum. There’s a raft of good publishing to help split the signal from the noise: the books are chosen by our non-fiction buyer, Clement Knox.
'This book makes you realise just how much history can turn on the tiniest of things, and so each of us getting involved might make a crucial difference.' With less than two weeks to go before the election, sifting through the melee of manifestos, interviews, political spiel and spin can leave you feeling none-the-wiser. Luckily, John O’Farrell, the award winning author of the best-selling political memoir Things Can Only Get Better and one of the writers behind Spitting Image and Have I Got News For You, has put together a selection of ideal pre-election reads exclusively for Waterstones to get you to the heart of the real issues at stake.
John O'Farrell's Election Choices
Ahead of Things Can Only Get Worse published in the Autumn, humourist John O’Farrell delivers his key, pre-election reading
Past, Present, Future: Brexit and its Impact
Our United Kingdom
Front Bench DispatchesFrom both sides of the house, the personalities behind the policies
'The events of Trump’s presidency are tethered to the past. Chomsky is there, crooking his finger: Go back. Follow the path.' A founding father of analytic philosophy and a titan of contemporary political debate, Noam Chomsky has been crucial in shaping a generation’s thinking. To mark the paperback release of Who Rules the World?, Chomsky’s definitive guide to the origins of power, Craig Taylor, author of Londoners, delves into Chomsky’s backlist to find an author who remains angrily determined in the pursuit of truth.
The World is Not EnoughElection 2017 and the global stage
Looking for the BrexitSmile, as they say, and the world smiles with you: books to smooth the curves