Michael Jackson’s Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch by Michael Jackson...

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The late lamented Michael Jackson, not to be confused with a certain pop singer, was the Robert Parker of Scotch whisky. In this, no less...

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult...

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For those of us with a passion for children's literature, this book is a corker. Singling out 50-odd authors and their many timeless titles, Bruce...

Get Me the Urgent Biscuits: an Assistant’s Adventures in Theatreland by...

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Having moved to London at the ripe old age of 18 with theatrical aspirations, our heroine is rapidly poached by the legendary impresario, Thelma...

Anthony Powell by Hilary Spurling

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Hilary Spurling has done it again. After her superb 2-part study of Matisse, she has now turned her attention to Anthony Powell, whose own...

Welcome to the Hoare House!

Since the 4 remaining Nicholas Hoare bookshops closed in orderly fashion in 2013, and your correspondent retired, we have been busily restoring our new...

Alastair Denniston: Code-Breaking from Room 40 to Berkeley Street and the...

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How ironic that the long-winded sub-title reveals more about our hero than his name does. Even now, the name of Alastair Denniston remains sadly unsung....

You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels, 1966-1970, edited...

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To mark the 50th anniversary of Montreal's celebrated "Expo '67", the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has published, in conjunction with the V&A in...

British Library Crime Classics by various authors

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A marvellous collection of crime classics, long out-of-print, drawn from their rich archives, and reissued in smashing period livery, by the redoubtable British Library. Largely...