Christmas Picks From Biteback Publishing

  • December 09, 2014 17:00
  • Sarah Thrift

Christmas Day is just over 2 weeks away, and if you're anything like us you are probably hurrying around looking for the ideal Christmas presents for your family, friends, and that colleague you ended up with in Secret Santa...

The search is over! We've handpicked the ideal selection of gifts for you to give this Christmas. They're on offer, and available on free UK delivery too. We do spoil you! Start shopping now.

Remember to order before the 19th to guarantee delivery in time for the big day. 



Gordon Brown To Stand Down

  • December 02, 2014 14:00
  • Sarah Thrift

To commemorate the extraordinary career of Gordon Brown, who today announced his intention to stand down as an MP at the next General Election, we are offering the eBook edition of Anthony Seldon and Guy Lodge’s seminal work Brown at 10 at the special price of £1.99. The paperback is also available for just £6.99.

Brown at 10 is the definitive account of Brown’s turbulent three years as Prime Minister and was labelled ‘the must-read account of Brown's highly tempestuous premiership’ by the BBC’s Nick Robinson. 

"A must-read" Andrew Sparrow, The Guardian

"Superbly well-informed." Peter Oborne, The Telegraph

Paperback RRP: £14.99 Our Price: £6.99
eBook RRP: £12.99 Our Price: £1.99 


The Imitation Game

  • November 14, 2014 13:00
  • Sarah Thrift

Today marks the release of the movie thriller, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. In it, Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing: mathematician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist who, along with the other wartime denizens of Bletchley Park’s 'Station X', helped crack the German Enigma code that helped the Allies win the war. It is often said that the work of the analysts, scientists and mathematicians of Bletchley Park shortened the war by up to two years. To help you find out more about the extraordinary achievements that occurred at Bletchley, as well as the marvellous people who achieved them, Biteback has prepared an offer on three of our bestselling titles on Station X.



The Secrets of Station X

By Michael Smith

The astonishing story of how the British codebreakers of Bletchley Park cracked the Nazi Enigma cyphers, cutting an estimated two years off­ the Second World War. The Secrets of Station X tells the full story of the efforts taken to secure victory for the Allies. 

The Bletchley Park Codebreakers

Edited by Ralph Erskine & Michael Smith

This extraordinary book, originally published as Action This Day, includes descriptions by some of Britain’s foremost historians on the work of Bletchley Park, from the breaking of Enigma and other wartime codes to the invention of modern computing, as well as its influence on Cold War codebreaking. Most notably The Bletchley Park Codebreakers offers a humanistic insight into the individuals, whose brilliance arguably won the war.  

Dilly: The Man Who Broke Enigma's

By Mavis Batey

Many have heard of the tragic story of codebreaker Alan Turing, but few know of his eccentric colleague Alfred Dillwyn Knox, known simply as ‘Dilly’. Chief codebreaker for the Admiralty during World War One, before being recruited for the top secret mission housed within Bletchley Park during World War Two, Dilly’s codebreaking skills played a vital part in the deception operation that ensured the success of the D-Day landings. 



Free Postage For Christmas From Biteback

  • November 10, 2014 13:00
  • Sarah Thrift

It's officially that time of year again!

Christmas adverts have arrived, the shops are filling up with festive treats and we've all fallen in love with #montythepenguin. This year, we thought we'd offer you something extra special to help you get your Christmas shopping underway. FREE POSTAGE! That's right. From now until January 5th 2015, we're offering free UK delivery on all orders from our site. 

So whether you'll be buying Thank You For This Moment for yourself,  The Secret Agent's Bedside Reader for your uncle, Breaking the Code and Alex Salmond : My Part in His Downfall for your partner, and the Provocations Series as stocking fillers, you can make the most of our money-saving free delivery offer now!



November Releases

  • November 06, 2014 17:00
  • Sarah Thrift

It's another busy month here at Biteback. We've got France's fastest-selling book, the Provocations series edited by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, and Alan Cochrane's indy ref diaries... It's like Christmas has come early!  


Thank You for This Moment: A Story of Love, Power and Betrayal

By Valérie Trierweiler, translated by Clèmence Sebag

The French exposé has arrived. Valérie Trierweiler’s recounts her tempestuous relationship with President François Hollande in Thank You For This Moment. Upon release in France it created a political storm, revealing explicit details about the President’s personal life which led to a massive downturn is his approval ratings. France’s fastest-selling book ever, this enthralling tale of love and betrayal is now available in English for the first time.

Alex Salmond: My Part In His Downfall – The Cochrane Diaries

By Alan Cochrane

Alan Cochrane documents his role in the hard-fought battle to keep Britain united in these eye-opening diaries. Recording the three year run up to the referendum, Cochrane spares no one in this shocking and insightful new book. 

Refusing the Veil (Provocations Series)

By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

In the first of the groundbreaking Provocations series, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, argues the importance of refusing the veil as a legitimate choice for women and writes compellingly about reclaiming female human rights and liberties.

The Madness of Modern Parenting (Provocations Series)

By Zoe Williams 

In The Madness of Modern Parenting, Zoe Williams calls into question all contemporary parenting discussions and public policy, and confronts the maddening issue of whether the modern day quest for the ultimate upbringing can ever really succeed.

Authenticity is a Con (Provocations Series)

By Peter York

Politicians nowadays are often told they must be authentic. They’re told to be the everyday man or woman, they should – like Harold Wilson once claimed – prefer their salmon tinned rather than smoked, ‘with vinegar’. Peter York claims it is a farce, but that it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. 

Omnirambles: The Collected Writings of Damian McBride

By Damian McBride

The author of the Sunday Times Bestseller Power Trip returns with this collection from his widely acclaimed blog. True to form, Damian McBride is candid and pulls no punches in his views on British politics and its figures, inciting controversy and laughter, as well as important discussion.

Ready for Hillary? Portrait of a President in Waiting

By Robin Renwick

Can Hillary Clinton make history and become the first female President of the United States? What can we expect if she does successfully assume the highest office in the world? What is she really like? Robin Renwick, British ambassador during the Clintons’ time in the White House, seeks to answer these questions and more in this invaluable insight into one of the most divisive figures in recent US political history.

Stand by your Manhood: A Game-changer for Modern Men

By Peter Lloyd

Peter Lloyd unashamedly confronts everything it means to be a modern man in this comically frank and enlightening handbook.  Covering a variety of topics from sex to suffragents, divorce to lads' mags, Lloyd informs and reassures men everywhere that they are not alone.

All these books will be available as part of our two week price promise, so don't miss out!