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Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize has been announced. Worth £20,000, the prize is awarded annually to a work of non-fiction. Last year's winner was Lucy Hughes-Hallett's fascinating biography of Gabriele d'Annunzio, The Pike. The winner will be announced on November 9th.

  • H is for Hawk

    H is for Hawk
    Helen Macdonald

    Hardback · 31 Jul 2014 · €21.30
    Our Price: €16.99

    As a child, the author was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T H White's tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White's struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. This book offers an account of her struggle.

  • Roy Jenkins

    Roy Jenkins
    John Campbell

    Hardback · 27 Mar 2014 · €42.60

    Roy Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had. But though he never reached 10 Downing Street, he left a more enduring mark on British society than most of those who did. His career spans the full half-century from Attlee to Tony Blair during which he helped transform almost every area of national life and politics.

  • Village of Secrets

    Village of Secrets
    Caroline Moorehead

    Paperback · 10 Jul 2014 · €21.30
    Our Price: €16.99

    High up in the mountains of the southern Massif Central in France lie tiny, remote villages united by a long and particular history. This book tells the story of courage and determination, of a small number of heroic individuals who risked their lives to save others, and of what can be done when people come together to oppose tyranny.

  • Common People

    Common People
    Alison Light

    Hardback · 09 Oct 2014 · €28.40

    Family history is a massive phenomenon of our times but what are we after when we go in search of our ancestors? Epic in scope and deep in feeling, this book presents a family history but also a new kind of public history, following the lives of the migrants who travelled the country looking for work.

  • The Iceberg

    The Iceberg
    Marion Coutts

    Hardback · 03 Jul 2014 · €21.30
    Our Price: €16.99

    Beautifully written and full of unflinching truth, The Iceberg is a memoir which will leave an indelible mark on all who read it.