The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst: ‘A masterpiece’ – New Yorker


‘A masterpiece.’ New Yorker

‘Wholly riveting, brilliantly researched.’ Evening Standard

‘A meticulous investigation into the seeds of disaster… fascinating, uncomfortable reading.’ Sunday Times

In 1968, Donald Crowhurst was trying to market a nautical navigation device he had developed, and saw the Sunday Times Golden Globe round the world sailing race as the perfect opportunity to showcase his product.
Few people knew that he wasn’t an experienced deep-water sailor. His progress was so slow…

Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith



Still going after thirty years, The Fall are one of the most distinctive British bands, their music – odd,spare, cranky and repetitious – an acknowledged influence on The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand. And Mark E. Smith IS The Fall – 47 members have come and gone over the years yet he remains its charismatic leader, a professional outsider and all-round enemy of compromise, a true enigma. There have been a number of biographies of the legendary Smith, but this is the…

On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures



Wilbur Smith has lived an incredible life of adventure, and now he shares the extraordinary true stories that have inspired his fiction.

I’ve been writing novels for over fifty years. I was lucky enough to miss the big wars and not get shot, but lucky enough to grow up among the heroes who had served in them and learn from their example. I have lucked into things continuously. I have done things which have seemed appalling at the time,disastrous even, but out of them have come another story…

Killing Pablo: The True Story Behind the Hit Series ‘Narcos’


The bestselling blockbusting story of how American Special Forces hunted down and assassinated the head of the world’s biggest cocaine cartel.


Killing Pablo charts the rise and spectacular fall of the Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, the richest and most powerful criminal in history. The book exposes the massive illegal operation by covert US Special Forces and intelligence services to hunt down and assassinate Escobar.

Killing Pablo combines the heart-stopping energy of a Tom Clancy…