By K. Harvey Proctor
Credible and True – words famously used by the police to describe the allegations of Harvey Proctor’s traducer during the Operation Midland investigation – is Proctor’s revealing memoir of his life both in and out of Parliament.
From the struggles and controversy surrounding his resignation in 1987 and numerous homophobic attacks since, to that fateful morning on 4 March 2015 when his home was raided by the Metropolitan Police in connection to Operation Midland, Credible and True is a frank and candid account in which Proctor details his experience as the victim of a ‘homosexual witch-hunt’ in the post-Savile world of ‘guilty until proven innocent’.
By Ann Treneman
The award-winning Times writer, best known for her incisive parliamentary sketches, has branched out – to graveyards.
Finding the Plot is a whirlwind tour of Britain’s most fascinating graves, from the real James Bond and the famous ‘M’ to Florence Nightingale and her pet baby owl, Athena. The writers, painters, poets, rakes and rogues, and the just plain mad all provide an intriguing insight into the British way of death.
Part travelogue, part biography and part social history, Finding the Plot is essential reading for everyone who isn’t dead yet.
By Ziauddin Sardar
Is Islam inherently violent and misogynistic? Why do young men and women go to join the Jihadi Caliphate? Does Islam need a reformation? Should we be frightened of Shariah? What part do Muhammad’s teachings play, or what part should they play, in our own times? Writer and critic Ziauddin Sardar seeks to answer a host of questions prominent in the discourse today.
As a practicing Muslim, Sardar is as terrified by the rise of Islamic Jihadi groups as anyone else. In this remarkable book, he urges all those who feel the same way to work together to preserve the sanity of our world.
By M. R. D. Foot
This brilliant book was the first to analyse the whole field of wartime resistance to the Nazis in Europe; to explain what resisters could and could not do and to assess, in outline, whether they achieved their aims.
By Nigel Hamilton
International bestselling historian Nigel Hamilton offers a definitive account of FDR’s masterful – and underappreciated – command of the Allied war effort. With the second volume – Commander in Chief: FDR’s Battle with Churchill, 1943 – coming in the summer, this intimate, sweeping look at a great president in one of history’s greatest conflicts is a must-read.
By Michael Smith
In this new addition to the Dialogue Espionage Classics series, bestselling author Michael Smith explores the life and work of Frank Foley, the British spy who risked arrest and worse to save over ten thousand people from the Holocaust, sheltering them in his own home and forging passports and visas for their escape.
Including the accounts of ‘living witnesses’ who had Foley to thank for their lives, Michael Smith’s work uncovered the remarkable truth that led to the recognition of Frank Foley as Righteous Among Nations, the highest honour the Jewish state can bestow upon a Gentile.
By Martin Stanley
The UK civil service employs 400,000 people across the country. Every year, over 20,000 students and graduates apply to enter the civil service through its fast stream competition alone. For those seeking a career in the profession, Martin Stanley’s comprehensive guide is a must-read, offering invaluable advice about how to most effectively carry out civil service duties, and how to respond to ethical and technical issues pertinent to the job.
By Helen Jones
A frank and light-hearted insight into the mysterious engine room of Parliament, where the unseen, unsung heroes of the system bear the weight of the government on their shoulders.
From the mind-numbing tedium of debates to the dark arts of dealing with rebellious or disaffected members of their ‘flock’, former whip Helen Jones reveals how they really get business done – and what they say about their colleagues behind the closed door of the Whips’ Office.