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The Globalist: Peter Sutherland – His Life and Legacy

by John Walsh William Collins (October 17, 2019)

THE GLOBALIST is the first in-depth biography of an international power-broker who was instrumental in shaping the global economy that we know today.

PETER SUTHERLAND played a defining role in world history...


Why Bowie Matters

by Will Brooker William Collins (October 15, 2019)

A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life’s work and...


A Quaint and Curious Volume: Tales and Poems of the Gothic

by Sarah Perry William Collins (September 12, 2019)

Introduced by Sarah Perry, the best-selling author of The Essex Serpent.

Uncanny. Mysterious. Eerie. Gothic.

It draws us in with its air of mystery and repels us with its violence and darkness. But who were...


Erdogan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey

by Hannah Lucinda Smith William Collins (September 05, 2019)

‘A brilliant guide, filled with insights, into Erdogan the leader and Erdogan the man. Not only essential reading for those wanting to understand contemporary Turkey, its politics and those of the wider region;...


Who Owns England?: How We Lost Our Green and Pleasant Land, and How to Take It Back

by Guy Shrubsole William Collins (May 02, 2019)

‘A formidable, brave and important book’ Robert Macfarlane

Who owns England?

Behind this simple question lies this country’s oldest and best-kept secret. This is the history of how England’s elite...


The Hebrides (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 76)

by J. M. Boyd & I. L. Boyd William Collins (April 18, 2019)

A complete natural history of the Hebrides – an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife.

The Hebrides is an area...


Mammals in the British Isles (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 68)

by L. Harrison Matthews William Collins (April 18, 2019)

Mammals in the British Isles looks at the influences on their numbers and distribution, both now and in the past, examines aspects of their biology with emphasis on function and physiology, and concludes with...


Gulls (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 139)

by Professor John C. Coulson William Collins (April 04, 2019)

The gull is a familiar sight by the seaside, and one of the most recognisable bird species, but most people know surprisingly little about the lives and habits of these seafaring birds. John C. Coulson remedies...


Green and Prosperous Land: A Blueprint for Rescuing the British Countryside

by Dieter Helm William Collins (March 07, 2019)

‘One of the most important books of the decade’ Country Life

Finally, a practical, realistic plan to rescue, preserve and enhance nature.

News about Britain’s wildlife and ecosystems tends to be grim....


British Seals (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 57)

by H. R. Hewer William Collins (February 28, 2019)

A comprehensive account of the seal’s migratory patterns, methods of hunting and patterns of reproduction.

While seals are a perennial favourite among visitors to zoos for their playful and engaging behaviour,...


Gunpowder and Geometry: The Life of Charles Hutton, Pit Boy, Mathematician and Scientific Rebel

by Benjamin Wardhaugh William Collins (February 07, 2019)

August, 1755. Newcastle, on the north bank of the Tyne.

In the fields, men and women are getting the harvest in. Sunlight, or rain. Scudding clouds and backbreaking labour. Three hundred feet underground, young...


Jog On: How Running Saved My Life

by Bella Mackie William Collins (December 27, 2018)

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘Bella’s brilliant love letter to running turns into an extraordinarily brave and frank account of her battle with anxiety. A compassionate and important book’ Joe Lycett...


The Burren (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 138)

by David Cabot & Roger Goodwillie William Collins (November 29, 2018)

The Burren is one of those rare and magical places where geology, glacial history, botany, zoology and millennia of cultural history have converged to create a unique landscape of extraordinary natural history...


New York Movies (Close-Ups, Book 3)

by Mark Asch & Little White Lies William Collins (November 15, 2018)

The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to New York movies, from Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen to Lena Dunham and Noah Baumbach.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Close-Ups: Wes Anderson

Close-Ups: Vampire Movies

New...


Vampire Movies (Close-Ups, Book 2)

by Charles Bramesco & Little White Lies William Collins (November 15, 2018)

The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to the world of vampire movies, from Nosferatu to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Close-Ups: Wes Anderson

Close-Ups: New York Movies

When F....


Wes Anderson (Close-Ups, Book 1)

by Sophie Monks Kaufman & Little White Lies William Collins (November 15, 2018)

The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to the films of Wes Anderson, from Bottle Rocket to Isle of Dogs.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Close-Ups: Vampire Movies

Close-Ups: New York Movies

Wes Anderson is a distinctive...


It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics

by Mickaël Launay & Stephen S. Wilson William Collins (November 01, 2018)

‘Fascinating … so enlightening that suddenly maths doesn’t seem so fearsome as it once did’ SIMON WINCHESTER

From Aristotle to Ada Lovelace: a brief history of the mathematical ideas that have forever...


Up: My Life’s Journey to the Top of Everest

by Ben Fogle & Marina Fogle William Collins (October 18, 2018)

My eyes lifted to the horizon and the unmistakable snowy outline of Everest.

Everest, the mountain of my childhood dreams. A mountain that has haunted me my whole life. A mountain I have seen hundreds of times...


Life on Earth

by David Attenborough William Collins (October 04, 2018)

A new, beautifully illustrated edition of David Attenborough’s groundbreaking Life on Earth.

David Attenborough’s unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers....


Bloody Brilliant Women: The Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention

by Cathy Newman William Collins (October 04, 2018)

‘A litany of fresh heroes to make the embattled heart sing’ Caitlin Moran ‘Newman is a brilliant writer’ Observer

A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about...


Left for Dead?: The Strange Death and Rebirth of the Labour Party

by Lewis Goodall William Collins (September 20, 2018)

A timely and provocative account of the fall of New Labour, the rise of Corbyn, and what it means for the left in Britain.

‘Lewis Goodall is one of the most exciting voices in British politics right now’...


Bird Brain: Over 2,400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge

by William Collins William Collins (August 23, 2018)

An ornithological quiz book packed with challenging questions for birders, based on the popular ‘Bird Brain of Britain’ contest at the annual BirdFair.

The British Birdwatching Fair, held every August at...


King of the North Wind: The Life of Henry II in Five Acts

by Claudia Gold William Collins (July 12, 2018)

Henry II conquered the largest empire of any English medieval king. Yet it is the people around him we remember: his wife Eleanor, whom he seduced from the French king; his son Richard the Lionheart; Thomas...


Hedgehog (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 137)

by Pat Morris William Collins (June 28, 2018)

The hedgehog is regularly voted Britain’s favourite mammal, and yet we know surprisingly little about the life of this spiny mammal. Pat Morris provides an all-encompassing new study of the hedgehog and its...


The Call of the Road: The History of Cycle Road Racing

by Chris Sidwells William Collins (June 28, 2018)

Eddy Merckx. Fausto Coppi. Jacques Anquetil. Bernard Hinault. Beryl Burton. Marianne Vos.

Since the first road race in May 1869, revealed here for the very first time, cycle road racing has been dominated by...


C.S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom: Meditations on Faith, Life, Love and Literature

by Kelly Anne Leahy & Andrea Kirk Assaf William Collins (June 14, 2018)

C. S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom offers more than 300 bite-size nuggets of inspiration and wisdom from the much-loved author, philosopher, and Christian theologist.

Novelist, poet, critic, scholar, Christian...


A Good Time to be a Girl: Don’t Lean In, Change the System

by Helena Morrissey William Collins (June 05, 2018)

From the founder of the worldwide 30% Club campaign comes a career book for women in a transforming world who don't just want to lean in, but instead, shatter the paradigm as we know it. ‘I absolutely love...


Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime

by Dan Hancox William Collins (May 17, 2018)

A GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, PITCHFORK, NPR, METRO AND HERALD SCOTLAND BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018

‘The definitive grime biography’ NME

’A landmark genre history’ Pitchfork

The year 2000. As Britain celebrates...


Cops and Robbers: The Story of the British Police Car

by Ant Anstead William Collins (May 17, 2018)

TV presenter and all-round car nut Ant Anstead takes the reader on a journey that mirrors the development of the motor car itself from a stuttering 20mph annoyance that scared everyone’s horses to 150mph...


Curlew Moon

by Mary Colwell William Collins (April 19, 2018)

‘Focuses a razor light on the plight of one of our most iconic birds. Inspirational!’ Tim Birkhead

Curlews are Britain’s largest wading bird, known for their evocative calls which embody wild places;...


The Scarlet Pimpernel (Collins Classics)

by Baroness Orczy William Collins (March 08, 2018)

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.

“Vaguely she began to wonder … which of these worldly men round her was the mysterious ‘Scarlet Pimpernel,’ who...


Wildlife of the Arctic (Traveller’s Guide)

by Richard Sale William Collins (March 08, 2018)

This book celebrates the Arctic, exploring the natural history that has so inspired generations.

Early travellers to the Arctic brought back tales of amazing creatures and of the endurance required of visitors,...


Celtic Daily Prayer

by The Northumbria Community William Collins (March 08, 2018)

Morning, Midday and Evening Prayer and Complies with Meditations for the day and four years of Daily Readings from Books 1 and 2.

This ebook has been designed to make navigation through each day’s prayer cycle...


Troy: The epic battle as told in Homer’s Iliad (Collins Classics)

by Homer & Samuel Butler William Collins (February 23, 2018)

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.

When Paris falls in love with legendary beauty Helen of Troy, the devastating effects of their affair on their families...


Beetles (Collins New Naturalist Library)

by Richard Jones William Collins (February 22, 2018)

‘A truly excellent account’ British Wildlife

Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any...


Enemies Within: Communists, the Cambridge Spies and the Making of Modern Britain

by Richard Davenport-Hines William Collins (January 25, 2018)

What pushed Blunt, Burgess, Cairncross, Maclean and Philby into Soviet hands?

With access to recently released papers and other neglected documents, this sharp analysis of the intelligence world examines how...


Collins Stars and Planets Guide (Collins Guides)

by Ian Ridpath & Wil Tirion William Collins (January 11, 2018)

The classic guide to the night sky, now in its fifth edition as part of the authoritative ‘Collins Guide’ series.

A comprehensive guide to all the stars and celestial objects visible with the use of binoculars...


The Life of P.T. Barnum (Collins Classics)

by P. T. Barnum William Collins (December 14, 2017)

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.

Meet the greatest entertainer of the 19th Century…

In 1834, desperate to create a better life for his family, small-time...


A Life of Crime: The Memoirs of a High Court Judge

by Harry Ognall William Collins (November 02, 2017)

A frank and witty memoir of life at the Bar and on the Bench, from former High Court Judge The Hon. Sir Harry Ognall.

For many years, Harry Ognall enjoyed a formidable reputation as an advocate at the criminal...


Antiques Roadshow: 40 Years of Great Finds

by Paul Atterbury & Marc Allum William Collins (November 02, 2017)

A collection of the timeless, the priceless and the unforgettable, this beautiful compendium accompanies the beloved BBC One TV series.

Antiques Roadshow has graced our screens for forty years and has become...


The Five Giants [New Edition]: A Biography of the Welfare State

by Nicholas Timmins William Collins (November 02, 2017)

A TIMES POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

A LONGMAN/HISTORY TODAY BOOK OF THE YEAR

The award-winning history of the British Welfare State –

now fully revised and updated for the 21st Century.

‘A masterpiece’...


The Infinite Monkey Cage – How to Build a Universe

by Prof. Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Alexandra Feachem William Collins (October 26, 2017)

The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human...


English: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather

by Ben Fogle William Collins (October 05, 2017)

What makes the English English? Is it their eccentricity, their passionate love (or, indeed, hatred) of Marmite – or is it something less easily defined?

Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope...


To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape

by Charles Spencer William Collins (October 05, 2017)

How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history?

In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic....


Air Force Blue: The RAF in World War Two – Spearhead of Victory

by Patrick Bishop William Collins (September 21, 2017)

In 2018 the RAF is one hundred years old. In his new book, destined to be a classic, Patrick Bishop examines the high point of its existence – the Second World War, when the Air Force saved the nation from...


Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love

by Fergal Keane William Collins (September 21, 2017)

A family story of blood and memory and the haunting power of the past. 2018 WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER EWART-BIGGS MEMORIAL PRIZE 2017 WINNER OF THE NON-FICTION IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER...


The General

by C. S. Forester & Max Hastings William Collins (September 14, 2017)

The book John Kelly reads every time he gets a promotion to remind him of ‘the perils of hubris, the pitfalls of patriotism and duty unaccompanied by critical thinking’

The most vivid, moving – and devastating...


The New Forest (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 73)

by Colin R. Tubbs William Collins (August 24, 2017)

How and why the New Forest has evolved to be an area of international importance – and Britain's richest 'nature reserve'.

How and why the New Forest has evolved to be an area of international importance -...


The Sea Shore (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 12)

by C. M. Yonge William Collins (August 31, 2017)

A comprehensive, authoritative account of the natural history of the seashore, from earliest times to the present day.

There is a greater variety of plants and animals to be found in a small section of the sea...


Genius of Britain (Text Only)

by Robert Uhlig, James Dyson, Richard Dawkins & Stephen Hawking William Collins (August 24, 2017)

The extraordinary history of British science, with commentary from Britain's greatest living scientists: Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and James Dyson

We may only be a small island, but we are far from small-minded....