We publish quarterly catalogues of carefully selected new publications which we send to customers all over the world by post or email. You can browse our four most recent catalogues below, by list, by subject or by tag. Please remember that these lists represent only a tiny fraction of our stock so please contact us for any other books, new or second hand.
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  • The Pianist Of Yarmouk

    Aeham Ahmad

    Winner of the first International Beethoven Prize for Human Rights in 2015, AA is a classically trained Syrian-Palestinian pianist. This is his memoir of his former life, the Syrian civil war, his eventual escape and new life in Germany.

    Hardback £12.99
  • Last Days in Old Europe: Trieste ’79, Vienna ’85, Prague ’89

    Richard Bassett

    RB embraced Trieste in our Cuckoo Press piece of 2013. Here is the fully-fledged version, with RB as hornist in the Ljubljana opera house, then as Times Foreign Correspondent in Vienna and Warsaw. A memoir of both ease and grit in the last decade of the Cold War, full of irony, subtlety and humour

    Hardback £16.99
  • Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite A Gentleman

    Charles Williams

    Pitched as ‘magisterial’ – and it probably is – the subtitle makes us think of Daisy Ashford’s Mr Salteena, who was probably a bit nicer than Beaverbrook. “This strange attractive gnome with an odour of genius about him” – Lady Diana Cooper’s words, but they could have been Daisy’s.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Unbreakable

    Richard Askwith

    The story of an unsung heroine, Lata Brandisova: an impoverished Czech aristocrat who won the Great Pardubice steeplechase in 1937 in the teeth of Nazi pressures.

    Hardback £16.99
  • Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times

    Alan Walker

    An outstanding biography of Chopin that wears its scholarship lightly.

    Hardback £30.00
  • The Ginger Child: On Family, Loss and Adoption

    Patrick Flanery

    A sensitive memoir that eludes no complexity or fragility, by a very skillful novelist.

    Hardback £14.99
  • Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

    Mark Dery

    Author, illustrator, librettist, puppet-maker, master of pseudonyms, owner of 20,000 books and 6 cats: there is so much to say about the Awdrey-Gore legacy that all we shall announce is that this is a very fine biography. And that Ogdred Weary had a suspiciously normal and fantod-free childhood.

    Hardback £18.99
  • Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus

    Fiona MacCarthy

    A distinguished biographer has moved her gaze from C19th English art and design (Burne-Jones, Morris, Gill) to the transcontinental and multi-faceted life of one of Europe’s greatest C20th architects.

    Hardback £30.00
  • Mr Five Per Cent: The many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world’s richest man

    Jonathan Conlin

    Ottoman, Armenian and British, with a French education and a King’s College London degree in petroleum engineering: this is the first biography of this extraordinary man in over a generation. An old-fashioned millionaire (after Eartha Kitt’s heart) with exquisite taste who managed to buy art even from Stalin.

    Hardback £25.00