On the morning of August 22, 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III’s army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart pretender to the crown, Henry Tudor, a twenty–eight year old Welshman who had just arrived back on British soil […]
In the summer of 2006, Colour-Sargeant Kailash Limbu’s platoon was sent to relieve and occupy a police compound in the town of Now Zad in Helmand. He was told to prepare for a forty-eight hour operation. In the end, he and his men were under siege for thirty-one days – one of the longest such […]
This Penguin edition is the first annotated paperback publication of Lawrence’s autobiographical and strikingly innovative unfinished novel. Begun in 1920, Mr Noon is divided into two distinct parts, the first of which appeared in 1934 and the second of which remained unpublished until the Cambridge edition of 1984, the first publication of the novel in […]
In a journalist’s career, the best stories can seldom be published. Veteran journalist Ajith Pillai’s colourful career spanning nearly three decades has taken him from the murky underworld of Bombay to the icy heights of Kargil, yet, the stories he has written are only half the story. Now, for the first time, the ‘off-the-record’ stories […]
“The Death of Yugoslavia” is a survey of the pressures and events that contributed to the break-up of former Yugoslavia, considered from a historical rather than a political or sociological point of view.
HISTORY OF NORWAY AFTER 1814 is the tale of modern Norway’s growth from dependence and poverty to sovereignty and wealth – from the Eidsvoll Constitution to the Second World War, the evolvement of the welfare state, the oil finds in the North Sea, and the complex relationship to the EU.