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Jog On: How Running Saved My Life

by Bella Mackie William Collins (December 27, 2018)


‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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)


‘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; they...

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Collins Classics)

by Baroness Orczy William Collins (March 08, 2018)

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“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)

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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)

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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)



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)


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....

The World of the Honeybee (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 29)

by Colin G. Butler William Collins (August 24, 2017)

The mysteries of bee life are illuminated for beekeepers, entomologists and students of natural history in general.

The complex and wonderful organisation of the honeybee has fascinated many naturalists and...

Bowland Beth: The Life of an English Hen Harrier

by David Cobham & Dan Powell William Collins (August 10, 2017)

‘An outstanding book’ Spectator

The story of the short life and tragic death of Bowland Beth – an English Hen Harrier – which dramatically highlights the major issues in UK conservation.

‘The sun...

Shadows of a Princess

by Patrick Jephson William Collins (July 27, 2017)

Reissued for the twentieth anniversary of Diana’s death, this sensational and controversial bestseller is an explosive account of her life, from the man who was by her side throughout its most turbulent period....


by Margaret Thatcher William Collins (June 29, 2017)

Lady Thatcher, a unique figure in global politics, shares her views about the dangers and opportunities of the new millennium.

Lady Thatcher's previous books on her political career have been bestsellers, The...

Northumberland (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 95)

by Angus Lunn William Collins (June 29, 2017)

A definitive natural history of Northumberland, from its ecological history, geology and climate to its naturalists and conservation issues.

Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience of the region, Angus...

The Otters’ Tale

by Simon Cooper William Collins (March 23, 2017)

Shortlisted for THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2017 ‘The best popular account of the lives of otters written so far’ Richard Shelton, Times Literary Supplement

When Simon Cooper bought an abandoned water mill that...

On Europe

by Margaret Thatcher William Collins (May 18, 2017)

First published in her pioneering treatise Statecraft, the opinions and projections of the former Prime Minister on Europe remain potent and resoundingly prophetic.

Margaret Thatcher foresaw the European Union...

The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

by Sarah Fraser William Collins (May 04, 2017)

Henry Stuart’s life is the last great forgotten Jacobean tale. Shadowed by the gravity of the Thirty Years’ War and the huge changes taking place across Europe in seventeenth-century society, economy, politics...

Eclipse: The science and history of nature's most spectacular phenomenon

by J. P. McEvoy William Collins (April 20, 2017)

J P McEvoy looks at remarkable phenomenon of a solar eclipse through a thrilling narrative that charts the historical, cultural and scientific relevance of solar eclipses through the ages and explores the significance...

The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition: Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

by J. A. Baker, John Fanshawe, Mark Cocker & Robert Macfarlane William Collins (April 06, 2017)

Reissue of J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing, with an exclusive new afterword by Robert Macfarlane.

J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing was first published...

Forces of Nature

by Professor Brian Cox & Andrew Cohen William Collins (March 09, 2017)

Sunday Times Bestseller

How did life on Earth begin? What is the nature of space and time? What are the chances that we will discover life on other worlds?

Think you know our planet?

Think again.

Forces of...

Architectural Plants

by Christine Shaw William Collins (February 28, 2017)

A definitive guide to the spectacular world of architectural plants, packed with practical advice on how to liven up your garden using the striking shapes and wonderful exoticism of this distinct new area of...

The Broads (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 46)

by A. E. Ellis William Collins (February 28, 2017)

The Broads discusses the history of the Broads, the people who come into contact with and influence these waterways, and what the future holds.

The unique complex of eastern English wetlands known as the Norfolk...

Insect Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 8)

by A. D. Imms William Collins (February 28, 2017)

Insect Natural History introduces the reader to some of the latest discoveries and ideas about British Insects.

This volume deals with the natural history of British insects, and introduces the reader to some...

Revolting!: How the Establishment are Undermining Democracy and What They’re Afraid Of

by Mick Hume William Collins (February 23, 2017)

A short, sharp intervention in the crucial debate about the future of democracy, which has been brought to a head by events from Brexit to the Trump phenomenon.

We live in strange days in the history of democracy....

Size Zero: My Life as a Disappearing Model

by Victoire Dauxerre William Collins (February 09, 2017)

Scouted in the street when she was 17, Victoire Dauxerre’s story started like a teenager’s fantasy: within months she was strutting down the catwalks of New York’s major fashion shows. But when fashion...

The War of the Worlds (Collins Classics)

by H. G. Wells William Collins (January 12, 2017)

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“For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left...

Slugs and Snails (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 133)

by Robert Cameron William Collins (December 15, 2016)

Slugs and snails are part of the great Phylum Mollusca, a group that contains creatures as varied as the fast-moving squid or the sedentary clams, cockles and mussels. The largest group, however, are the gastropods,...

Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

by Margot Lee Shetterly William Collins (December 08, 2016)

The #1 New York Times Bestseller SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial...

All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class

by Tim Shipman William Collins (November 03, 2016)



‘The best political book of the year’ Andrew Marr

‘A superb work of storytelling and reporting. Sets new benchmark for the writing of contemporary...