Almost 20 years ago the container ship Ever Laurel encountered rough weather in the mid-Pacific, causing it to lose cargo, including children's bath toys.
In The Revelations, a group of young, attractive, affluent Londoners attend weekly sessions of The Course, a dogmatic religious movement.
In 1928 the first of the so-called Trans-Continental Road Races was held, starting in Los Angeles and finishing in New York.
Combining history and memoir with a novelist’s ear for a good story, Philip Hensher’s new book relates his husband Zaved Mahmood’s upbringing in the newly created state of Bangladesh.
Scarp refers to a 14 mile stretch of land on the northern fringes of London, and in his exploration of it Nick Papadimitriou mixes history, memoir and travelogue as he reveals hidden connections an
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