Non-fiction

From biography and politics to true crime and self-help, you’ll find books to illuminate and inspire in our non-fiction range. Discover acclaimed writers like Oliver Sacks and David Olusoga, and explore contemporary bestsellers such as This is Going to Hurt and The Secret Barrister.

Discover our edit of the best non-fiction books of all time.

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  1. Book cover for The Writer and the World

    The Writer and the World

    V. S. Naipaul

  2. Book cover for The Lie of the Land

    The Lie of the Land

    Ian Vince

  3. Book cover for The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

    The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

    Marcella Hazan

  4. Book cover for Conversations With Myself

    Conversations With Myself

    Nelson Mandela

  5. Book cover for What You See Is What You Get

    What You See Is What You Get

    Alan Sugar

  6. Book cover for The Surprising Life of Constance Spry

    The Surprising Life of Constance Spry

    Sue Shephard

  7. Book cover for Zulu Rising

    Zulu Rising

    Ian Knight

  8. Book cover for Parisians

    Parisians

    Graham Robb

  9. Book cover for Shit My Dad Says

    Shit My Dad Says

    Justin Halpern

  10. Book cover for Below Stairs

    Below Stairs

    Margaret Powell

  11. Book cover for Ian Dury

    Ian Dury

    Will Birch

  12. Book cover for The Girl in the Painted Caravan

    The Girl in the Painted Caravan

    Eva Petulengro

  13. Book cover for The Sunset Limited

    The Sunset Limited

    Cormac McCarthy

  14. Book cover for Unreliable Sources

    Unreliable Sources

    John Simpson

  15. Book cover for The Bridge

    The Bridge

    David Remnick

  16. Book cover for Pulling Myself Together

    Pulling Myself Together

    Denise Welch

  17. Book cover for Nazi Literature in the Americas

    Nazi Literature in the Americas

    Roberto Bolaño

  18. Book cover for Soup for Every Day

    Soup for Every Day

    New Covent Garden Soup Company

  19. Book cover for India: A Wounded Civilization

    India: A Wounded Civilization

    V. S. Naipaul

  20. Book cover for An Area of Darkness

    An Area of Darkness

    V. S. Naipaul

  21. Book cover for The Loss of El Dorado

    The Loss of El Dorado

    V. S. Naipaul

  22. Book cover for India: A Million Mutinies Now

    India: A Million Mutinies Now

    V. S. Naipaul

  23. Book cover for The Blaze of Obscurity

    The Blaze of Obscurity

    Clive James

  24. Book cover for The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

    The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

    J. Randy Taraborrelli

  25. Book cover for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

    Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

    William Shawcross

  26. Book cover for It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

    It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

    James Herriot

  27. Book cover for Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    Michael Fry

  28. Book cover for The Revolt of the Pendulum

    The Revolt of the Pendulum

    Clive James

  29. Book cover for The Invention of Clouds

    The Invention of Clouds

    Richard Hamblyn

  30. Book cover for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

    J. Randy Taraborrelli

  31. Book cover for Hops and Glory

    Hops and Glory

    Pete Brown

  32. Book cover for If Only They Could Talk

    If Only They Could Talk

    James Herriot

  33. Book cover for Man Walks Into A Pub

    Man Walks Into A Pub

    Pete Brown

  34. Book cover for Born Free

    Born Free

    Joy Adamson

  35. Book cover for Bad Blood

    Bad Blood

    Colm Tóibín

  36. Book cover for Homage to Barcelona

    Homage to Barcelona

    Colm Tóibín

  37. Book cover for The Sign of the Cross

    The Sign of the Cross

    Colm Tóibín

  38. Book cover for The Making of Modern Britain

    The Making of Modern Britain

    Andrew Marr

  39. Book cover for Love in a Dark Time

    Love in a Dark Time

    Colm Tóibín

  40. Book cover for Ancient Gonzo Wisdom

    Ancient Gonzo Wisdom

    Hunter S. Thompson

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