Everything: Second World War

Brave soldiers, important battles, life on the Home Front! It’s time to learn everything about the Second World War. Packed with facts, pictures and maps it’s ideal for homework, topic work, school projects and anyone who is simply curious about history. • colourful pictures • fun facts throughout • maps, diagrams, interactive glossary, and more!

The Pages

The new novel about the transformative power of art, the weight of history and the strange connection we make with one another from the author of The Speckled People. Narrated in the voice of Joseph Roth’s masterpiece Rebellion, Hugo Hamilton’s stunning, formally inventive new novel tells the life story of that book, initially rescued from […]

The Gallery of Miracles and Madness

The extraordinary, little-known story of Hitler’s war on modern art. In the first years of the Weimar Republic, the German psychiatrist Hans Prinzhorn gathered a remarkable collection of works by schizophrenic patients that would astonish and delight the world. The Prinzhorn collection, as it was called, inspired a new generation of artists, including Paul Klee, […]

The Paper Girl of Paris

NOW: Sixteen-year-old Alice is spending the summer in Paris, but she isn’t there for pastries and walks along the Seine. When her grandmother passed away two months ago, she left Alice an apartment in France that no one knew existed. An apartment that has been locked for more than seventy years. Alice is determined to […]

A Week in September

Through a precious cache of WWII letters, a story of war is revealed. But also, most movingly, a story of love, resilience and survival, from award-winning and bestselling writer, Peter Rees. D oug Heywood was a grown man when he discovered, in a shoe box hidden in a wardrobe, a time capsule of sorts – […]

Still Life

We just need to know what the heart’s capable of, Evelyn. And do you know what it’s capable of? I do. Grace and fury. It’s 1944 and in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as the Allied troops advance and bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening together. […]

Tip and Run

The story of the First World War in Africa, an almost forgotten war, marking the most brutal and shameful war in colonial history. The story of the First World War in Africa, which devastated an area five times the size of Germany and killed more than two million people. On 11 November 1918, the First […]

Bartali’s Bicycle: The true Story of Gino Bartali

Author Megan Hoyt and illustrator Iacopo Bruno bring to light the inspiring, true story of Gino Bartali, a beloved Italian cyclist and secret champion in the fight for Jewish lives during World War II. Gino Bartali pedalled across Italy for years, winning one cycling race after another, including the 1938 Tour de France. Gino became […]

With the Falling of the Dusk

History is turning. In only a few short decades, we have come a long way from Francis Fukuyama’s declaration of the ‘end of history’ and the triumph of liberal democracy in 1989. Now, with the inexorable rise and rise of China, the ascendancy of authoritarianism and the retreat of democracy, the world stands at a […]