In 2017, as Ben Rhodes was helping Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they worked to build for eight years was being taken apart. To understand what was happening in America, Rhodes decided to look outwards. Over the next three years, he travelled to dozens of countries, meeting with politicians, activists, and dissidents confronting the same nationalism and authoritarianism that was tearing America apart.
Restless, ambitious Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the Schutzruppe askari, the German colonial troops; after years away, he returns to his village to find his parents gone, and his sister Afiya given away.
Nahr has been confined to the Cube: nine square metres of glossy grey cinderblock, devoid of time, its patterns of light and dark nothing to do with day and night. Journalists visit her, but get nowhere; because Nahr is not going to share her story with them. The world outside calls Nahr a terrorist, and a whore; some might call her a revolutionary, or a hero. But the truth is, Nahr has always been many things, and had many names.
Ageless is a guide to the science driving biology's biggest story: why we get old, and how we can stop it. 'An absolute tour de force' Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer, SENS Research Foundation 'An immensely important book' Professor Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins
The second book in the acclaimed new historical crime series, set in Victorian London and featuring a transgender protagonist, following on from the Richard & Judy Book Club 2019 pick The House on Half Moon Street
This first novel from a non-fiction writer, is Three Women's Lisa Taddeo's story of the depraved Joan, who finds her killer streak after enduring a lifetime of cruelties from men. Set in New York and sweltering Los Angeles, this is one you won't want to miss
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