The School of Life by Alain de Botton (5 Sept). Exploring topics from enduring failure to growing more serene and resilient, bestselling author Alain de Botton brings together ten years of essential and transformative research on emotional intelligence in The School of Life, with one simple aim: to equip people with the tools to survive and thrive in the modern world.
A Year At The Circus by Jon Sopel (5 Sept). BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel takes you inside Trump’s West Wing to explore the impact of his presidency. Each chapter starts inside a famous Washington room, uncovering its history and its new resonance in the Trump era.
Where the Wild Cooks Go by Cerys Matthews (5 Sept). In her first cookbook, Cerys Matthews dishes up her favourite tastes and sounds from around the globe, mixing them in with memories of her travels, stories and poems from each country and the odd killer cocktail.
Childhood, Youth and the Dependency by Tove Ditlevsen (5 Sept). Translated into English as The Copenhagen Trilogy, this is Tove Ditlvesen’s remarkable autobiographical story: from the tragedies of girlhood and adolescence, through to the struggles of love affairs and a crippling opioid addiction.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell (10 Sept). The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell. Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure to explore why we so often get other people so wrong.
On Fire by Naomi Klein (17 Sept). For more than twenty years Naomi Klein's books have defined our era, chronicling the exploitation of people and the planet and demanding justice. On Fire gathers her impassioned writing from the frontline of climate breakdown, alongside brand-new material, to make the critical case for a Global Green New Deal.
The Unmumsy Mum A-Z by The Unmumsy Mum (19 Sept). Sarah Turner, aka The Unmumsy Mum, provides parents with another boost of self-esteem and reassurance that against the odds, we are doing a great job, with an A-Z of candid and hilarious tales from the front-line of parenthood.
Outgrowing God by Richard Dawkins (19 Sept). Written for a new generation, science writer and author of The God Delusion explains why we shouldn’t believe in God while addressing some of the most profound questions human beings face. As usual, Dawkins combines science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate the hypocrisies of religion.
Now We Have Your Attention by Jack Shenker (19 Sept). Although most of us may feel an ongoing disillusionment with politics, this book shines a spotlight on the groups and individuals fighting to make a difference. From the communities hollowed out by austerity to the grassroots movements tackling the climate crisis, this is the story of the people’s revolution for a better future.
The Europeans by Orlando Figes (19 Sept). A richly enthralling, panoramic cultural history of nineteenth-century Europe, told through the intertwined lives of three remarkable people: a great singer, Pauline Viardot, a great writer, Ivan Turgenev, and a great connoisseur, Pauline's husband Louis.
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger (23 Sept). The CEO of Disney and one of Time’s most influential people of 2019 shares the lessons he’s learned while leading its 200,000 employees, exploring the principles that are necessary for true leadership.
‘Til Wrong Feels Right by Iggy Pop (26 Sept). Widely acknowledged as ‘The Godfather of Punk’, Iggy Pop's musical career has spanned five decades and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. This collection of lyrics, illustrations and original photographs alongside Iggy’s reflections will be the perfect book for fans of his genre-defining music.
Up In The Attic by Pam Ayres (26 Sept). Pam’s new collection of poetry is side-splittingly funny, while also being so reflective and profound that it often moves whole audiences to tears. With the same magic that has enchanted her fans for more than four decades, the writer, broadcaster, and entertainer’s latest collection is essential British humour at its best.