The Arches was one of the reasons that in recent years Glasgow has become such a cultural destination. Between 2008 and 2015 it developed a whole new generation of playwright-performers, as well as playing host to some of the largest names in dance music. This is the story of a legendary venue, told through the people who were there.
In Solid Ivory, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Ivory, a partner in the legendary Merchant Ivory Productions and director of A Room with a View, Howards End, Maurice, and The Remains of the Day, tells stories from the remarkable life and career of one of the most influential directors of his time in a carefully crafted mosaic of memories, portraits, and reflections. At times, they touch on his love affairs as he looks back coolly, and with unexpected frankness.
Written by researchers with real-life experience working with languages, Language Debates acknowledges the history and current realities of language teaching and learning. It boldly suggests ways forward for reform and policy, setting languages at the heart of a consciously transformative set of goals. The Debates encourage engagement with leading practitioners and researchers to stimulate readers' curiosity about how the languages we use affect how we think and feel about ourselves, other people, and the world around us.
'Nathan Law's agonising account of China's ruthless takeover of Hong Kong provides a terrible insight into Beijing's ambitions - the world needs to read this.' - Jon Snow 'In Freedom, Nathan Law paints a deeply personal portrait of sheer courage...
The story of the family who rose from the Frankfurt ghetto to become synonymous with wealth and power has been much mythologized. Yet half the Rothschilds, the women, remain virtually unknown. From the East End of London to the Eastern seaboard of the United States, from Spitalfields to Scottish castles, from Bletchley Park to Buchenwald, and from the Vatican to Palestine, Natalie Livingstone follows the extraordinary lives of the English branch of the Rothschild women from the dawn of the nineteenth century to the early years of the twenty first.
The intimate biography of the iconic DJ who was lost too soon. Tim Bergling was a musical visionary who, through his sense for melodies, came to define the era when Swedish and European house music took over the world. But Tim Bergling was also an introverted and fragile young man who was forced to grow up at an inhumanly fast pace. After a series of emergencies resulting in hospital stays, he stopped touring in the summer of 2016. Barely two years later, he took his own life.
Nobel laureate, world-renowned doctor and human rights activist, Dr Mukwege has dedicated his life to caring for victims of sexual violence. Over the past two decades living and working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he has stood up to soldiers and warlords, survived massacres and multiple assassination attempts, never swaying from his mission.
Irish author. Until now, the UEFA European Championship has never had the full-length history it deserves. Euro Summits changes all that: a sprawling, detailed and hugely readable account of the world's second-biggest footballing event. From Netzer to Nedved, Panenka to Platini, Rooney to Ronaldo, this is the ultimate story of European football's blue riband.