Little Cyclone

by Airey Neave

Little Cyclone is the extraordinary tale of one woman’s defiance during adversity. 24-year-old Belgian Andrée de Jongh appeared in the Bilbao British consulate in August 1941 accompanied by a British soldier; a soldier she had smuggled all the way from Brussels. The journey took them through Occupied France and over the Pyrenees and marked the beginning of a tumultuous and daring life for the woman who would come to be known as the World War Two ‘Little Cyclone’. Repeating this perilous journey countless times, de Jongh eventually established one of the most renowned escape lines of WWII, saving some 800 soldiers and airmen. Originally published in the years following the war, this story has proved to be as irrepressible as de Jongh herself.


Hammer of the Left

by John Golding

In this visceral, no-holds-barred account, Golding political classic describes how he took on and helped defeat Labour’s Militant Tendency during the early 1980s, providing not only a vivid portrait of political intrigue and warfare, but a timely reminder for the party of today of the dangers of disunity and of drifting too far from electoral reality.




Europe: In Or Out

by David Charter

This revised and updated edition of David Charter’s essential guide addresses the real issues surrounding a potential exit from the EU – including jobs, travel, immigration, investment, sovereignty and justice – and investigates the consequences both for the country and for the person on the street. This is a must read as the inevitable referendum approaches.





by Michael Crick

Widely acclaimed as a masterly work of investigative journalism upon its original publication in 1984, this political classic examines the origins, organisation and aims of the secret Trotskyite organisation known as Militant.

Operating during the mid-1980s, the faction caused damaging rifts within Labour before it was eventually quelled by more senior members. Many have drawn parallels between the divided party of the 1980s and the controversial rise of left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn – Michael Crick’s book is an essential and timely reminder of a turbulent time in Labour's history.