Jack Kerouac’s Beat classic inspired the Lowborn author to travel from Great Yarmouth library to New York, San Francisco, and around the globe.
The Abolition Act of 1833 was not a benevolent gesture on behalf of the government but a hardwon victory led by black campaigners. Through a series of loopholes, Britain continued to profit from the industry long afterwards. In this an extract from her book Brit(ish), Afua Hirsch explores the truth about our history with the slave trade.
In this extract from his 2019 book How To Be an Antiracist, historian Ibram X. Kendi breaks down exactly what the term means – and why clear language is a vital first step in the battle against prejudice.
Cider with Rosie is a wonderfully vivid memoir of childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a village before electricity or cars, a timeless place on the verge of change. Read on for an extract.