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 Out of the Ordinary

    Out of the Ordinary

    Jon Ronson

  2. Book cover for The Real Life of Anthony Burgess

    The Real Life of Anthony Burgess

    Andrew Biswell

  3. Book cover for Mushrooms

    Mushrooms

    Roger Phillips

  4. Book cover for Where There Is Evil

    Where There Is Evil

    Sandra Brown

  5. Book cover for Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix

    Sharon Lawrence

  6. Book cover for My Mother's Wedding Dress

    My Mother's Wedding Dress

    Justine Picardie

  7. Book cover for The Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Peter Heather

  8. Book cover for Let Sleeping Vets Lie

    Let Sleeping Vets Lie

    James Herriot

  9. Book cover for Vet in Harness

    Vet in Harness

    James Herriot

  10. Book cover for Vet in a Spin

    Vet in a Spin

    James Herriot

  11. Book cover for Vets Might Fly

    Vets Might Fly

    James Herriot

  12. Book cover for Mozart's Women

    Mozart's Women

    Jane Glover

  13. Book cover for Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music

    Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music

    Tim Lihoreau

    Stephen Fry

  14. Book cover for Maggie

    Maggie

    John Sergeant

  15. Book cover for The Shackled Continent

    The Shackled Continent

    Robert Guest

  16. Book cover for Like a Fiery Elephant

    Like a Fiery Elephant

    Jonathan Coe

  17. Book cover for Stradivarius

    Stradivarius

    Toby Faber

  18. Book cover for Roosevelt

    Roosevelt

    Roy Jenkins

  19. Book cover for No Woman No Cry

    No Woman No Cry

    Rita Marley

    Hettie Jones

  20. Book cover for The Wonder that was India

    The Wonder that was India

    A Basham

  21. Book cover for Strangers

    Strangers

    Graham Robb

  22. Book cover for The Wars Against Saddam

    The Wars Against Saddam

    John Simpson

  23. Book cover for Shout!

    Shout!

    Philip Norman

  24. Book cover for John Clare

    John Clare

    Jonathan Bate

  25. Book cover for Mr S

    Mr S

    George Jacobs

  26. Book cover for Twelve Cities

    Twelve Cities

    Roy Jenkins

  27. Book cover for The New Five Days to a Flatter Stomach

    The New Five Days to a Flatter Stomach

    Monica Grenfell

  28. Book cover for Always Unreliable

    Always Unreliable

    Clive James

  29. Book cover for Station X

    Station X

    Michael Smith

  30. Book cover for The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank

    The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank

    Willy Lindwer

  31. Book cover for Real Time

    Real Time

    Amit Chaudhuri

  32. Book cover for Lady Gregory's Toothbrush

    Lady Gregory's Toothbrush

    Colm Tóibín

  33. Book cover for Shakespeare

    Shakespeare

    Stanley Wells

  34. Book cover for Unscathed

    Unscathed

    Philip Ashby

  35. Book cover for Slipstream

    Slipstream

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

  36. Book cover for The Travels of Ibn Battutah

    The Travels of Ibn Battutah

    Ibn Battutah

    Tim Mackintosh-Smith

  37. Book cover for Mysteries

    Mysteries

    Natasha Garnett

    Rita Rogers

  38. Book cover for Love Stars

    Love Stars

    Claire Petulengro

  39. Book cover for Anthony Blunt

    Anthony Blunt

    Miranda Carter

  40. Book cover for The Picador Book of Cricket

    The Picador Book of Cricket

    Ramachandra Guha

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