An almighty total of six Biteback books are on the epic Amazon Kindle deal this April. Get ahead on your summer reading now:


Current affairs

Russia’s Road to War with Ukraine: Invasion amidst the ashes of empires, by Samir Puri

Samir Puri’s book traces the relationship between Russia and Ukraine from the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 to Putin’s invasion in 2022. A former international observer, Puri was present for several of the events covered in the book and he uses this experience to ask honestly: how did we get here?


Broken Yard: The Fall of the Metropolitan Police, by Tom Harper

Pre-dating Baroness Casey’s report, Broken Yard is a searing account of corruption, racism and misogyny inside Britain’s most famous police force. Spanning the three decades from the infamous Stephen Lawrence case to the shocking murder of Sarah Everard, Tom Harper charts the Met’s fall from a position of unparalleled power to the troubled and discredited organisation we see today.


Riveting tales

Gilded Youth: An Intimate History of Growing Up in the Royal Family, by Tom Quinn

Pore over centuries of royal children misbehaving, often hilariously – from Edward VII smashing up his schoolroom to the Queen mischievously pranking unsuspecting visitors with dog biscuits to Prince William pinching a teacher’s bottom.



Pandemic Diaries: The inside story of Britain’s battle against Covid, by Matt Hancock and Isabel Oakeshott

Drawing on a wealth of never-before-seen material, including official records, Matt Hancock’s notes at the time and communications with all the key players in Britain’s Covid-19 story, this candid account reveals the inner workings of government during a time of national crisis, reflecting on both the successes and the failures.


Start thinking

Have We All Gone Mad? Why groupthink is rising and how to stop it, by Jerome Booth

Toleration, liberalism, history, reason and science are under threat from mass groupthink. Jerome Booth asks if have we all gone mad in his new book, diving into how political, financial and social groupthink has damaged Britain – and how we can tackle it.



Heroic stories

In the Shadows: The extraordinary men and women of the Intelligence Corps, by Michael Ashcroft

The Intelligence Corps is one of the smallest and most secretive elements of the British Army. In his latest book, Michael Ashcroft tells the astonishing stories of some of its most courageous and ingenious figures, who have operated all over the world from the First World War to the present day.


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