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The Battle of London by Jerry White

The Battle of London by Jerry White is out now

For Londoners the six long years of the Second World War were a time of almost constant anxiety, disruption, deprivation and sacrifice. The Blitz began in earnest in September 1940 and from then on, for prolonged periods, London was under sustained aerial bombardment by night and by day. Throughout the war, the capital was the nation's front line; by its end, 30,000 Londoners had lost their lives. Yet if the bombing defined the era for those who lived through it, the months of terror were outnumbered by those spent knitting together the fabric of daily life at work, in the home, on the allotment, in the cinema or theatre and, not least, standing in those interminable queues for daily necessities that were such a feature of London's war. Much has been written about 'the Myth of the Blitz' but in this riveting social history, Jerry White has unearthed what actually happened during those... Read more >>

The Life and Times of Malcom McLaren by Paul Gorman

The paperback edition of Paul Gorman’s MALCOLM McLAREN is out now

Malcolm McLaren was one of the most culturally significant but misunderstood figures of the modern era. Ten years after his life was cruelly cut... Read more >>

THE ART MUSEUM IN MODERN TIMES by Charles Saumarez Smith

THE ART MUSEUM IN MODERN TIMES by Charles Saumarez Smith is out now

The National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery and the Royal Academy all saw either radical architectural interventions or rethinks of their... Read more >>

THE GOOD ANCESTOR by Roman Krznaric

The Good Ancestor by Roman Krznaric is out in paperback on the 11th of February

'This is the book our children's children will thank us for reading' – The Edge, U2 How can we be good ancestors? From the first seeds sown... Read more >>

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