'Cohen is perhaps the most insightful, thought-provoking and entertaining political writer in Britain today, and comes from the honest tradition of English liberal thought that threads from John Milton to John Stuart Mill and George Orwell' Telegraph, Ed West'Nick Cohen's books are like the best Smiths songs; however depressing the
'Matthew Sweet's curiosity and sense of fun pulls back the heavy baize curtains on what we thought we knew about the war. As intoxicating as a glass of champagne at the Cafe de Paris.' --Linda Grant 'A scandalously enjoyable account of lives, losses and inconsiderate love-making, 'The West End Front' boasts a visitors' book like no other.
"Deceptively readable, dizzyingly constructed . . . Ings's mad, mad world is held together to the very last page by humor, vivid depictions and a deeply compelling emotional core." --"Publishers Weekly" on "The Weight of Numbers"
Can the darkest events of the twentieth century and of all human history be used to show the folly of hope? And can the result be so funny that you burst out laughing again and again? If you doubt this is possible, read Hope: A Tragedy. You won't regret it.'
Powerful and important, The Geek Manifesto eloquently lays out a programme to make the UK a more rational and therefore prosperous and successful country. And it's not that hard to do! Base policy decisions on evidence, invest in our knowledge-based economy by supporting education and research, and above all promote reason above opinion.
"If the style is a guide to the man, he is gentle and persuasive - the type of teacher you would have loved to have had educate you" Nick Cohen, The Guardian "There's a devastating logic to his arguments...Shaha writes with a highly-engaging first person narrative that is crisp and highly readable" Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus "An honest and often very moving story about valuing truth over hope, even in the face of grief."
"...succinct and masterful ...Tattersall takes us from 6 million years ago in Africa's Rift Valley to the present day. On the way, he brilliantly describes humanity's cousins and rivals, from apes to the other hominins that competed with H. sapiens as, tens of thousands of years ago, our ancestors made the cognitive leap to symbolic thought...'
'Crisp and knowledgebale' -- Guardian'An immense pleasure ... shines new light on the reader's own life' New Scientist 'In this enthralling tour of human memory, Charles Fernyhough himself a hybrid of science and poetry reveals the mysterious forces behind these stories that shape our lives.'