WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOHN MCGAHERN
'Unreasonably neglected, John William's novels Stoner and Augustus are held to the light and shown to shine' Scotsman
After the brutal murder of his great-uncle Julius Caesar, Octavian, a shy and scholarly youth of nineteen, suddenly finds himself heir to the vast power Rome. He is destined, despite vicious power struggles, bloody wars and family strife, to transform his realm and become the greatest ruler the western world had ever seen: Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor.
Building on impeccable research, John Williams brings the legendary figure of Augustus vividly to life, and invests his characters with such profound humanity that we enter completely into the heat and danger of their lives and times.
'The finest historical novel ever written by an American' Washington Post
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E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.
Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control, and to love Ana on her own terms.
But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana's scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian's confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons? Or will the possessiveness of Elena, his seducer, and the deranged devotion of Leila, his former submissive, drag Christian down into the past?
And if Christian does win Ana back, can a man so dark and damaged ever hope to keep her?
'A powerfully disruptive book for disrupted times ... If you're looking for transformative ideas, this book is for you.' KATE RAWORTH, economist and author of Doughnut Economics
Featured in FT Best Books of the Year 2020
The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to its primary cause. Capitalism demands perpetual expansion, which is devastating the living world. There is only one solution that will lead to meaningful and immediate change: DEGROWTH.
If we want to have a shot at halting the crisis, we need to restore the balance. We need to change how we see nature and our place in it, shifting from a philosophy of domination and extraction to one that's rooted in reciprocity and regeneration. We need to evolve beyond the dogmas of capitalism to a new system that is fit for the twenty-first century. But what does such a society look like? What about jobs? What about health? What about progress?
This book tackles these questions and traces a clear pathway to a post-capitalist economy. An economy that's more just, more caring, and more fun. An economy that enables human flourishing while reversing ecological breakdown. An economy that will not only lift us out of our current crisis, but restore our sense of connection to a world that's brimming with life. By taking less, we can become more.
'A masterpiece... Less is More covers centuries and continents, spans academic disciplines, and connects contemporary and ancient events in a way which cannot be put down until it's finished.' DANNY DORLING, Professor of Geography, University of Oxford
'Jason is able to personalise the global and swarm the mind in the way that insects used to in abundance but soon shan't unless we are able to heed his beautifully rendered warning.' RUSSELL BRAND
'Jason Hickel shows that recovering the commons and decolonizing nature, cultures, and humanity are necessary conditions for hope of a common future in our common home.' VANDANA SHIVA, author of Making Peace With the Earth
'This is a book we have all been waiting for. Jason Hickel dispels ecomodernist fantasies of "green growth". Only degrowth can avoid climate breakdown. The facts are indisputable and they are in this book.' GIORGIS KALLIS, author of Degrowth
'Capitalism has robbed us of our ability to even imagine something different; Less is More gives us the ability to not only dream of another world, but also the tools by which we can make that vision real.' ASAD REHMAN, director of War on Want
'One of the most important books I have read ... does something extremely rare: it outlines a clear path to a sustainable future for all.' RAOUL MARTINEZ, author of Creating Freedom
'Jason Hickel takes us on a profound journey through the last 500 years of capitalism and into the current crisis of ecological collapse. Less is More is required reading for anyone interested in what it means to live in the Anthropocene, and what we can do about it.' ALNOOR LADHA, co-founder of The Rules
'Just incredible' Naomi Klein
'Gripping and shocking...with the pace of a thriller' The Times
A New York Times bestseller, The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenalin-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.
The oceans are some of the last untamed frontiers on our planet.
Too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these treacherous waters play host to the extremes of human behaviour and activity.
From traffickers, smugglers and pirates to vigilante conservationists, stowaways and seabound abortion-providers, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world and their risk-fraught lives. Through their extraordinary stories, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil and shipping industries - but to which all of us are connected.
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2019
'An astonishing book about a world most of us don't even know exists' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland
'An outstanding investigation of a global criminal culture on the high seas' Guardian
'Truly important... A complex portrait of an unseen and disturbing world' New York Times
From the #1 bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close comes a riveting new thriller
On New York's Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his apartment.
Beside him is a stolen Vermeer and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3.
Windsor Horne Lockwood III - or Win as he is known - is called to the scene and immediately recognises both items as his own.
How did both items end up in the dead man's apartment? And is there a connection to the abduction, years earlier, of Win's cousin Patricia?
The crime has long baffled the FBI. But now Win is on the case - and he has three things the FBI has not.
A personal connection to the crime, a large personal fortune, and his own unique brand of justice . . .
Readers are loving Win . . .
'You can't really go wrong with Harlan Coben'
'Full of interesting twists and turns'
'I couldn't put it down'
'My only disappointment is that I finished Win and had no more to read'
'I loved it'
Praise for Harlan Coben
'Harlan never ever lets you down' LEE CHILD
'Simply one of the all-time greats' GILLIAN FLYNN
'Harlan is a GREAT writer' JOHN GRISHAM
'Unbelievably brilliant' RICHARD OSMAN
'The modern master of the hook and twist' DAN BROWN