Between the ongoing war in Ukraine, the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Liz Truss’s short-lived premiership and the chaotic economic situation, 2022 has been eventful to say the least. Turn over a new page with our spring releases for what hopes to be a more straightforward 2023!
A True Statesman: George H. W. Bush and the ‘Indispensable Nation’, by Robin Renwick
Ambassador to the US from 1991 to 1995 and counsellor in the British Embassy in Washington in the 1980s, Robin Renwick writes with great authority on George H. W. Bush.
He explores Bush’s core belief in the United States as the ‘indispensable nation’ in helping to deal with world crises and gives a portrait also of his friendship with Bill Clinton and of the relationship with his son, George W. Bush.
Gilded Youth looks at centuries of royal and aristocratic children misbehaving – from Edward VII smashing up his schoolroom to Prince Andrew peeing on a stable lad’s shoes.
The younger generation have to insist they want a normal upbringing for their children because that goes down well with the public, but this is just window dressing. Gilded Youth looks at how, when it comes to children, the British royal family is still living in the Dark Ages.
Spanning Shakespeare to South Park, Covid-19 to Israel and Palestine, and ancient stereotypes to internet memes, Everyday Hate reveals the surprising truths about what antisemitism really is, why it continues to thrive and, crucially, how we can all play a part in stopping it.
One of the UK’s leading experts on antisemitism, Dave Rich blends personal anecdotes, contemporary examples and historical insights to guide you through a contentious and often confusing subject.
This is the little-known story of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, the women’s branch of the Royal Air Force in the Second World War, and the vital work they did behind the scenes to ensure the success of some of the most important missions of the war.
Historian, researcher, author, educator and media consultant Sarah-Louise Miller aims to recover this missing piece of history, granting the WAAFs the recognition they deserve for their wartime contribution to British military intelligence.
Broke: Fixing Britain’s poverty crisis, by Tom Clark
Tom Clark assembles today’s masters of social reportage, including Dani Garavelli, Samira Shackle and Daniel Trilling, and tasks each with bringing us face to face with those at the sharpest end of the cost-of-living crisis.
This urgent collection restores some badly needed empathy to the public discussion around poverty and sets out possible reforms that might see the spectres of hunger, cold and homelessness finally laid to rest.
Didn’t You Use to Be Chris Mullin? Diaries 2010–2022, by Chris Mullin
Picking up where he left off in 2010’s Decline and Fall, celebrated diarist Chris Mullin returns with his trademark irreverence and keen eye for the absurd to chronicle the turbulent last decade of the second Elizabethan era.
This memoir charts the collapse of New Labour, the long years of austerity politics, the highs and lows of Brexit, the rise and fall of Jeremy Corbyn and no fewer than four Tory Prime Ministers, culminating in the death of the Queen.
Wise, witty and deeply perceptive, Mullin paints a vivid portrait of our recent political history.
Want to know a bit more on these topics? Hear from the authors themselves on our podcast, Biteback Chats Books.