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 To End All Wars

    To End All Wars

    Adam Hochschild

  2. Book cover for The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting

    The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting

    Marie de Hennezel

  3. Book cover for Bury the Chains

    Bury the Chains

    Adam Hochschild

  4. Book cover for Pioneer Woman

    Pioneer Woman

    Ree Drummond

  5. Book cover for Titanic Thompson

    Titanic Thompson

    Kevin Cook

  6. Book cover for Maximum Willpower

    Maximum Willpower

    Kelly McGonigal

  7. Book cover for My Days

    My Days

    R K Narayan

  8. Book cover for On Ilkley Moor

    On Ilkley Moor

    Tim Binding

  9. Book cover for My Holy War

    My Holy War

    Jonathan Raban

  10. Book cover for Truth or Dare

    Truth or Dare

    Justine Picardie

  11. Book cover for Don't Ask Me What I Mean

    Don't Ask Me What I Mean

    Don Paterson

    Clare Brown

  12. Book cover for Midnight in the Garden of Evel Knievel

    Midnight in the Garden of Evel Knievel

    Giles Smith

  13. Book cover for The Men Who Stare At Goats

    The Men Who Stare At Goats

    Jon Ronson

  14. Book cover for Not the Last Goodbye

    Not the Last Goodbye

    David Servan-Schreiber

  15. Book cover for The Nightwatchman's Occurrence Book

    The Nightwatchman's Occurrence Book

    V.S. Naipaul

  16. Book cover for Climbing the Stairs

    Climbing the Stairs

    Margaret Powell

  17. Book cover for The Mind's Eye

    The Mind's Eye

    Oliver Sacks

  18. Book cover for I is for Influence

    I is for Influence

    Rob Yeung

  19. Book cover for Musicophilia

    Musicophilia

    Oliver Sacks

  20. Book cover for The Man Who Saved Britain

    The Man Who Saved Britain

    Simon Winder

  21. Book cover for Facing Up

    Facing Up

    Bear Grylls

  22. Book cover for The Fear

    The Fear

    Peter Godwin

  23. Book cover for Eiger Dreams

    Eiger Dreams

    Jon Krakauer

  24. Book cover for A Turn in the South

    A Turn in the South

    V.S. Naipaul

  25. Book cover for The Middle Passage

    The Middle Passage

    V.S. Naipaul

  26. Book cover for Letters Between a Father and Son

    Letters Between a Father and Son

    V.S. Naipaul

  27. Book cover for Literary Occasions

    Literary Occasions

    V.S. Naipaul

  28. Book cover for A Writer's People

    A Writer's People

    V.S. Naipaul

  29. Book cover for The Writer and the World

    The Writer and the World

    V.S. Naipaul

  30. Book cover for The Lie of the Land

    The Lie of the Land

    Ian Vince

  31. Book cover for The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

    The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

    Marcella Hazan

  32. Book cover for Conversations With Myself

    Conversations With Myself

    Nelson Mandela

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

    What You See Is What You Get

    Alan Sugar

  34. Book cover for The Surprising Life of Constance Spry

    The Surprising Life of Constance Spry

    Sue Shephard

  35. Book cover for Zulu Rising

    Zulu Rising

    Ian Knight

  36. Book cover for Parisians

    Parisians

    Graham Robb

  37. Book cover for Shit My Dad Says

    Shit My Dad Says

    Justin Halpern

  38. Book cover for Below Stairs

    Below Stairs

    Margaret Powell

  39. Book cover for Ian Dury

    Ian Dury

    Will Birch

  40. Book cover for The Girl in the Painted Caravan

    The Girl in the Painted Caravan

    Eva Petulengro

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