Greekonomics: Today's Essential Reading for just £2.99

  • February 20, 2015 11:15
  • Sarah Thrift

For several weeks now our screens, radios and papers have been littered with discussion of the 'Greece crisis'. Will Greece exit the euro? Can Germany agree to any of the proposed new terms for a bail-out? What will happen next? How would a 'Grexit' affect you? To assist in understanding of the crisis, we're offering readers the chance to buy Greekonomics, by top economist Vicky Pryce, for just £2.99 today. 

Greekonomics: The Euro Crisis and Why Politicians Don't Get It
By Vicky Pryce

PB RRP: £9.99  Our Price: £4.99
eBook RRP: £6.99 Our Price: £2.99

Greekonomics explores the history of the eurozone, lays bare the causes of the crisis and suggests a way out of the current mess. Read the introduction

Reviews for Greekonomics:

"Shatteringly comprehensive." Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times

"An interesting and accessible polemic." The Guardian 

"There is no doubt that Greekonomics is a good read. It has intellectual depth and insider perspective... There are even flashes of humour." The Independent

"She offers three persuasive, if reconcilable, conclusions unless Germay pays much more: that a Greek exit from the euro is too dangerous; that Green cannot repay its debts; and that a diet of perpetual austerity risks killing the patient." The Economist

"The future of the euro matters hugely to everyone in Europe, whether we are in or out of the single currency. I am delighted that Vicky Pryce has produced this book on the economic and political issue of the moment." Peter Mandelson


25 years since Nelson Mandela freed

  • February 11, 2015 17:15
  • Sarah Thrift

The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution

By Robin Renwick

Hardback RRP: £16.99 Our Price: £11.99 
eBook RRP: £12.99 Our Price: £7.79

On the 11th February 1990 anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela was finally freed from prison. Close friend and former ambassador to South Africa, Robin Renwick recalls the extraordinary events surrounding Mandela's release in this vivid, affectionate and carefully observed portrait. Drawing on previously unpublished material from Downing Street and the Foreign Office, as well as Renwick's own diaries, the resulting account is moving, informative and a must-read. Click here for the introduction to The End of Apartheid

"One of the most important books written on the modern history of South Africa." Wilbur Smith


February Releases

  • February 03, 2015 16:30
  • Sarah Thrift

We've made it! January is no more. General election fever is upon us, and we've got plenty of great books to keep you occupied in February. All books will be available on our two week price promise so don't miss out. We're also offering FREE UK POSTAGE on all orders of £20 or over, so there's never been a better time to shop direct.



Seat by Seat: A Political Anorak's Guide to Potential Gains and Losses in the 2015 General Election
By Iain Dale

Enjoyed The Politicos Guide to the 2015 General Election? On the hunt for election figures and predictions? Political commentator Iain Dale has compiled an unbeatable anorak's guide to potential gains and losses in the 2015 general election: Seat By Seat. This eBook-only exclusive is a must for keen politicos.

It’s The Economy, Stupid: Economics For Voters
By Vicky Pryce, Andy Ross & Peter Urwin

The economy is a pressing issue for voters, and politicians are acutely aware that it can make or break an election. In her latest book, Vicky Pryce explores how economics colours even the most mundane aspects of our daily lives. Essential reading for voters.

God and Mrs Thatcher: The Battle for Britain's Soul
By Eliza Filby

A unique examination of Thatcher's 'conviction politics', and the impact of religion on her worldview. Drawing on previously unpublished archives, interviews and memoirs, Filby explores the rise of Thatcher, the rebirth of the Christian right and the creation of a more secular society.

The NHS: Things That Need To Be Said
By Iain Dale

The NHS is an institution close to the hearts of most Britons, but is it still fit for purpose? Iain Dale identifies the issues that need to be faced head-on and suggests that there are some much needed reforms. This is a must read for anyone who works in the NHS - or who uses it. Part of Elliott & Thompson's LBC Series.

Nigel Farage in his Own Words 
Edited by Andrew Liddle

Like him or loathe him, we can all agree on one thing: Nigel Farage is not afraid of speaking his mind. Andrew Liddle has compiled Farage’s most entertaining sound bites, public utterances and bold statements into this concise volume. 


Nearly Reach the Sky: A Farewell to Upton Park
By Brian Williams

A witty, passionate and poignant tribute to the end of an era at Upton Park, as well as a meditation on the ups and downs of football fandom. Guardian journalist Brian Williams uses his unbeaten sense of humour to entertain football fans far and wide. 

"A poignant portrait of the unrequited football supporter." Jeff Powell

General Non-fiction 

Gay Shorts
By Iain Dale

A compendium of columns written exclusively for Attitude Magazine. Coming from a right of centre perspective, but not always strictly political, Dale’s writings vary from the serious to the humorous. An eBook-only exclusive. 


Why Vote Green 2015 - A New Addition to the Why Vote Series

  • January 30, 2015 16:30
  • Sarah Thrift

Have you seen our latest addition to the Why Vote 2015 series?​

The 2015 General Election is fast approaching, and we’ve got a brand new book to add to the Why Vote 2015 collectionWhy Vote Green 2015: The Essential Guide, edited by Deputy Leader of the Green Party Shahrar Ali, is the ultimate guide to voting Green in the 2015 general election. 

The book is currently available on our two week price promise:

HB RRP: £10 Our Price: £7.50 (+£1.17 P&P) 

eBook RRP: £6.99 Our Price: £6.49

“There’s absolutely no other choice but Green. The others are all the same.” Dame Vivienne Westwood

Interested in what The Green Party have to say? Come along to Green Politics in the 21st Century, February 4th 6pm at Conway Hall, Holborn.  

Read a sample from Why Vote Green 2015: The Essential Guide



Office Wanted

  • January 28, 2015 15:45
  • Iain Dale

Biteback Publishing is looking for a new home! 

We've been at Westminster Tower by Lambeth Bridge for several years now but our lease runs out in the summer and we are looking to move to a new abode. We need space for 15 people and require a meeting room and kitchen. I reckon 1500-2250 sq feet would do us nicely. Needless to say that as a publishing company we are looking to get something as cheaply as possible, and we'd consider taking the fag end of a lease if we can't find our dream office. Although our lease doesn't run out until the end of August, we'd consider moving earlier depending on the rent free period on offer. 

We'd ideally like to be within spitting distance of the Houses of Parliament, north or south bank, but would also consider Charing Cross, Soho, St James's or Victoria. Beggars can't be choosers. 

So if you have space free or know of an office likely to become free, please do let us know!