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 Pain Hustlers

    Pain Hustlers

    Evan Hughes

  2. Book cover for Mozart in Italy

    Mozart in Italy

    Jane Glover

  3. Book cover for 365 Poems for Life

    365 Poems for Life

    Allie Esiri

  4. Book cover for A Very Private Eye

    A Very Private Eye

    Barbara Pym

  5. Book cover for Out There Screaming

    Out There Screaming

    Jordan Peele

  6. Book cover for Berserker!

    Berserker!

    Adrian Edmondson

  7. Book cover for The Ship Beneath the Ice

    The Ship Beneath the Ice

    Mensun Bound

  8. Book cover for Life Lessons

    Life Lessons

    Jay Blades

  9. Book cover for Think Faster, Talk Smarter

    Think Faster, Talk Smarter

    Matt Abrahams

  10. Book cover for A Brief History of Black Holes

    A Brief History of Black Holes

    Dr Becky Smethurst

  11. Book cover for Turning Points

    Turning Points

    Steve Richards

  12. Book cover for Father and Son

    Father and Son

    Jonathan Raban

  13. Book cover for The Making of the Modern Middle East

    The Making of the Modern Middle East

    Jeremy Bowen

  14. Book cover for A Book Lover's Guide to the Zodiac

    A Book Lover's Guide to the Zodiac

    Charlie Castelletti

  15. Book cover for Enchanted Tales & Happily Ever Afters

    Enchanted Tales & Happily Ever Afters

    Macmillan Collector's Library

  16. Book cover for Ten Times Calmer

    Ten Times Calmer

    Dr Kirren Schnack

  17. Book cover for The Lord God Made Them All

    The Lord God Made Them All

    James Herriot

  18. Book cover for Every Living Thing

    Every Living Thing

    James Herriot

  19. Book cover for Bad Land

    Bad Land

    Jonathan Raban

  20. Book cover for Passage To Juneau

    Passage To Juneau

    Jonathan Raban

  21. Book cover for Stay True

    Stay True

    Hua Hsu

  22. Book cover for A Letter to My Transgender Daughter

    A Letter to My Transgender Daughter

    Carolyn Hays

  23. Book cover for Why Governments Get It Wrong

    Why Governments Get It Wrong

    Dennis C. Grube

  24. Book cover for The Wonderful World of James Herriot

    The Wonderful World of James Herriot

    James Herriot

  25. Book cover for A Mother's Courage

    A Mother's Courage

    Malka Levine

  26. Book cover for Happy Families

    Happy Families

    Dr Beth Mosley MBE

  27. Book cover for Rassie

    Rassie

    Rassie Erasmus

  28. Book cover for The Last Action Heroes

    The Last Action Heroes

    Nick de Semlyen

  29. Book cover for Gonzo Capitalism

    Gonzo Capitalism

    Chris Guillebeau

  30. Book cover for Scenes from My Life

    Scenes from My Life

    Michael K. Williams

  31. Book cover for Open Throat

    Open Throat

    Henry Hoke

  32. Book cover for Pyramid of Lies

    Pyramid of Lies

    Duncan Mavin

  33. Book cover for Rogues

    Rogues

    Patrick Radden Keefe

  34. Book cover for Beyond the Story

    Beyond the Story

    BTS

    Myeongseok Kang

  35. Book cover for The Reluctant Carer

    The Reluctant Carer

    The Reluctant Carer

  36. Book cover for The Franchise Affair

    The Franchise Affair

    Josephine Tey

  37. Book cover for The Centre

    The Centre

    Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

  38. Book cover for Rental Person Who Does Nothing

    Rental Person Who Does Nothing

    Shoji Morimoto

  39. Book cover for India After Gandhi

    India After Gandhi

    Ramachandra Guha

  40. Book cover for Hearts and Bones

    Hearts and Bones

    Niamh Mulvey

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