Book of the Week Clips

  • All
  • Young Orson
  • Young Eliot
  • You're Coming With Me Lad
  • You'll Win Nothing with Kids
  • You Cannot Live As I Have Done And Not End Up Like This
  • Year of the Fat Knight
  • Writing Russia
  • Words Without Music
  • Wish Lanterns
  • Winter Journal
  • Willie Daly - The Last Matchmaker
  • William Golding - The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies
  • William Fiennes - The Music Room
  • Wilkie Collins
  • Wildwood: A Journey through Trees
  • Wild
  • Wife in the North
  • White Sands
  • White Beech: The Rainforest Years
  • Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything
  • When Skateboards Will Be Free
  • When Britain Burned the White House
  • What Would Barbra Do?
  • What I Don't Know About Animals
  • We are a Muslim, Please
  • Walking Away
  • Waiting for Daisy: The True Story of One Couple's Quest to Have a Baby
  • Vincent van Gogh - The Letters
  • Vesuvius: The Most Famous Volcano in the World
  • Venus of Empire - The Life of Pauline Bonaparte
  • Venetian Navigators - The Voyages of the Zen Brothers to the Far North
  • Vanished Years
  • Van Gogh's Ear: The True Story
  • Utopian Dreams
  • Upbeat
  • Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink
  • Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
  • Tubes: Behind the Scenes at the Internet
  • Trust me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor
  • Travels on the Dance Floor
  • Tracy Borman - Elizabeth's Women
  • Tombstone
  • To Miss With Love
  • Tim Winton: Land's Edge - A Coastal Memoir
  • Tim Jeal - Explorers of the Nile
  • Three Houses
  • Three Cups of Tea
  • Thomas Keneally - Searching for Schindler: A Memoir
  • This Orient Isle
  • This Long Pursuit
  • This Is Not About Me
  • Thinking in Numbers
  • Then They Came for Me
  • Them and Us
  • Theatre Writings
  • The Zhivago Affair
  • The World until Yesterday
  • The Winter of Our Disconnect
  • The Wild Places
  • The White Road
  • The Weather Experiment
  • The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting
  • The Vanishing Man
  • The Utopia Experiment
  • The Unexpected Professor
  • The Uke of Wallington
  • The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss
  • The Timewaster Diaries
  • The Telling Room
  • The Tall Man
  • The Story of Alice
  • The Sky Is Always There
  • The Shepherd's Life
  • The Settler's Cookbook
  • The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
  • The Sea Inside
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • The Running Hare
  • The Return
  • The Rest is Noise - Listening to the 20th Century
  • The Reformation
  • The Reason I Jump
  • The Real Jane Austen
  • The Real Henry James
  • The Prince
  • The Pink Sari Revolution
  • The Pike: Gabriele D'Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War
  • The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by John le Carre
  • The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi
  • The Pain and the Privilege
  • The Outrun
  • The Other Paris
  • The Old Ways
  • The Old Boys' Network
  • The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables
  • The North (and Almost Everything in It)
  • The Morville Hours
  • The Man within My Head
  • The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees
  • The Making of Mr Hai's Daughter
  • The Magnetic North
  • The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev
  • The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street
  • The Locust and the Bird
  • The Letters of John F Kennedy
  • The Lemon Tree
  • The Last Supper
  • The Last Days of Detroit
  • The Last Champion - The Life of Fred Perry
  • The Last Asylum
  • The Land Where Lemons Grow
  • The King's Glass
  • The Junior Officer's Reading Club
  • The Invention of Angela Carter
  • The Inheritor's Powder - A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed
  • The Importance of Music for Girls
  • The House in France
  • The House by the Lake: A Story of Germany
  • The Horologicon
  • The Heart of the Dales
  • The Hair of the Dog and Other Scientific Surprises
  • The Great Animal Orchestra
  • The Good Immigrant
  • The Gene
  • The Gaol
  • The Fun Stuff
  • The Examined Life
  • The Etymologicon
  • The Ecstasy of Influence
  • The Defence of the Realm
  • The Decisive Moment
  • The Cooked Seed
  • The Castrato and His Wife
  • The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of Obsession
  • The Blaze Of Obscurity
  • The Black Death
  • The Black Count
  • The Atlantic Ocean
  • The Apple Orchard
  • The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle
  • The Age of Wonder
  • The Age of Bowie
  • The Accidental Billionaires
  • The 9/11 Letters
  • The 33
  • That's Another Story
  • Tequila Oil
  • Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
  • Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875 - 1945
  • Swindled: From Poisoned Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee
  • Svetlana Alliluyeva - 20 Letters to a Friend
  • Summer Before the Dark
  • Stuart Kelly - Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation
  • Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo
  • Strands
  • Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl
  • Stories in the Stars
  • Stop What You're Doing and Read This
  • Stop the Clocks
  • Stirred But Not Shaken: The Autobiography
  • Stephen Fry - The Fry Chronicles
  • State of the Union
  • Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer
  • Stalin's Nemesis
  • Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells
  • Speaking for Myself
  • Sounds Like London - 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital
  • Snow
  • Skyfaring - A Journey with a Pilot
  • Sixty Degrees North
  • Sisters of Sinai
  • Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History
  • Singled Out
  • Simon Garfield - Just My Type
  • Sightlines
  • Shrinking Violets
  • Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge
  • Shop Girl
  • She Left Me the Gun
  • Shakespeare's Local - Six Centuries of History Seen through One Extraordinary Pub
  • Selective Memory
  • Second Lives: A Journey Through Virtual Worlds
  • Seamus Heaney's Aeneid Book VI
  • Seamus Heaney - Beowulf
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  • Sacre Cordon Bleu: What the French Know About Cooking
  • Rudolf Nureyev: The Life
  • Romantic Outlaws - The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley
  • Richard Cohen - Chasing the Sun
  • Richard Benson - The Valley
  • Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan
  • Respectable
  • Red Moon Rising
  • Reality Is Not What It Seems
  • Reaching down the Rabbit Hole
  • Railways - Nation, Network and People
  • RA Scotti - The Lost Mona Lisa
  • Quicksand
  • Queuing for Beginners
  • Queen of the Desert
  • Proust's Overcoat
  • Priscilla
  • Please, Mr Postman
  • Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love
  • Philip Larkin - Letters to Monica
  • Permanent Present Tense
  • Periodic Tales
  • Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832
  • Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
  • Peeling the Onion
  • Paw Tracks in the Moonlight
  • Patti Smith - Just Kids
  • Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
  • Paper Houses
  • Ox Travels
  • Operation Massacre
  • Only in Naples
  • One on One
  • Once Upon a Time in the East
  • On the Move
  • On the Map
  • On Silbury Hill
  • Olivier
  • Nothing to Be Frightened Of
  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible
  • Not One of Us
  • Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir
  • No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Story
  • Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter
  • Newton And The Counterfeiter
  • Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio
  • Nella Last's Peace
  • Negroland
  • Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor
  • My Name is Daphne Fairfax
  • My Life in Houses
  • My Judy Garland Life
  • My History
  • My Father's Places
  • My Father's Country
  • Must You Go?
  • Mrs Robinson's Disgrace
  • More than a Game
  • Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered
  • Mom and Me and Mom
  • Mitterrand
  • Miracles of Life
  • Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in War and Peace 1939-1949
  • Midnight in Peking
  • Michele Hanson - What the Grown-Ups Were Doing
  • Michael Palin Diaries - The Python Years
  • Michael Holroyd - On Wheels
  • Michael Chabon - Manhood for Amateurs
  • Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea
  • Medical London - City of Diseases, City of Cures
  • Max Hastings - Did You Really Shoot the Television?
  • Matthew Sweet - The West End Front
  • Matthew Hollis - Now All Roads Lead to France
  • Martin Stannard - Muriel Spark: The Biography
  • Martin Gayford - Constable in Love
  • Mark Edmundson - The Death of Sigmund Freud
  • Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography
  • Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants
  • Marcus Berkmann - A Shed of One's Own: Midlife Without the Crisis
  • Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain
  • Man Belong Mrs Queen
  • Malcolm X - A Life of Reinvention
  • Making Money
  • Maggie Smith: A Biography
  • Maggie and Me
  • Mad Girl's Love Song
  • Mad Enchantment
  • Lynne Truss - Get Her Off the Pitch!
  • Lynn Schooler - Walking Home
  • Love, Nina: Despatches From Family Life
  • Love of Country
  • Love from Boy - Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother
  • Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism
  • Lost in Shangri-La: Escape from a Hidden World - A True Story
  • Looking for Transwonderland
  • Looking for Mrs Livingstone
  • Long Walk to Freedom
  • Long Time No See
  • Living on Paper - Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
  • Letters from Italy
  • Let Not the Waves of the Sea
  • Leonardo and the Last Supper
  • Leni
  • Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue
  • Leaving before the Rains Come
  • Last Man Off
  • Last Days of the Bus Club
  • Landmarks
  • Lady Worsley's Whim
  • Labyrinths
  • Ken Campbell: The Great Caper
  • Keeping On Keeping On
  • Keeping an Eye Open
  • Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and his Scandalous Duchess
  • Katherine Boo - Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  • Kate Summerscale - The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
  • Judith Flanders - The Invention of Murder
  • Joseph Anton
  • John Osborne - Radio Head
  • John le Carre: The Biography
  • John Julius Norwich - The Popes
  • John Cooper - The Queen's Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I
  • Jenny Uglow - A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration
  • Jeanette Winterson - Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
  • Jean Rhys - The Blue Hour
  • Jane Shilling - Stranger in the Mirror
  • James Joyce - A Biography
  • Jake Adelstein - Tokyo Vice
  • Jackie Kay - Red Dust Road
  • Isabella de' Medici
  • Into the Abyss
  • In the Valley of Mist
  • In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room
  • In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
  • In Montmartre
  • In Europe: Travels Through the 20th Century
  • Ian Bostridge - Schubert's Winter Journey
  • I Found my Horn
  • How to Get Things Really Flat
  • Hopeful: The Autobiography
  • Hood Rat
  • Historic Heston
  • Hilary Spurling - Burying the Bones
  • Hellfire and Herring
  • Hedge Britannia
  • Heart of Darfur
  • Hampton Sides - Hellhound on His Trail
  • Halfway to Hollywood
  • Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire
  • Granta's Britain
  • Graham Robb - Parisians
  • Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal
  • Gold Fever
  • God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
  • Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy
  • Girl in the Dark
  • Giles Tremlett - Catherine of Aragon: Henry's Spanish Queen
  • Ghosts by Daylight
  • Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
  • Ghettoside
  • Getting Rich First - Life in China
  • FS Saunders - The Woman Who Shot Mussolini
  • From Harvey River
  • Free at Last - The Benn Diaries 1991 to 2001
  • Francis Bacon in Your Blood
  • Former People
  • Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
  • For All the Tea in China
  • Follow the Money
  • Florence Nightingale - The Woman and Her Legend
  • Flaneuse - Women Who Walk the Cities
  • Fire Season
  • Finishing the Hat
  • Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be: The Lionel Bart Story
  • Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
  • Femme Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari
  • Fear
  • Falling Upwards
  • Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal
  • Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited
  • Europe in the Looking Glass
  • Epilogue: A Memoir
  • Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
  • Emma Kennedy - The Tent, the Bucket and Me
  • Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography
  • Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence
  • Elena Gorokhova - A Mountain of Crumbs
  • Eleanor Marx: A Life
  • El Narco
  • Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye
  • Edmund De Waal - The Hare with Amber Eyes
  • Edgelands
  • Douglas Rogers - The Last Resort
  • Doubling Back
  • Double Cross
  • Don't Sleep There Are Snakes
  • Discontent and Its Civilizations
  • Different Every Time
  • Defending the Guilty
  • Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
  • Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry
  • Deep
  • Deaths of the Poets
  • Dear Mr Bigelow
  • Dear Lupin
  • Dear Granny Smith
  • David Kynaston - Family Britain
  • Darling Monster
  • Damn His Blood
  • Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections
  • Crap at the Environment
  • Craig Taylor - Londoners
  • Country Girl
  • Corvus: A Life with Birds
  • Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise
  • Cooke's Elections
  • Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde
  • Comandante
  • Colin Thubron - To a Mountain in Tibet
  • Colin Clark - My Week With Marilyn
  • Cold Cream
  • Cold Blood
  • Coda
  • Coconut Chaos
  • Climbing the Bookshelves
  • Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt
  • Clean
  • Claire Tomalin - Charles Dickens: A Life
  • Claire Harman - Jane's Fame
  • City of Thorns
  • Christopher Hitchens - Arguably
  • Chris Mullin - Decline and Fall: Diaries 2005-2010
  • Chopin: Prince of the Romantics
  • Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential Alan Coren
  • Charlotte Bronte: A Life
  • Channel Shore
  • Chagall
  • Casanova
  • Carmen Aguirre - Something Fierce
  • But You Did Not Come Back
  • Burying the Typewriter
  • Bring Me Sunshine - A Windswept, Rain-Soaked, Sun-Kissed, Snow-Capped Guide to Our Weather
  • Brian Thompson - Clever Girl: A Sentimental Education
  • Bred of Heaven
  • Boundless
  • Born on a Blue Day
  • Born Liars: Why We Can't Live Without Deceit
  • Born Brilliant: The Life of Kenneth Williams
  • Border - Tales from the Edge of Europe
  • Books to Change Your Life By
  • Book of the Week: Escape from Camp 14
  • Bonkers: My Life in Laughs
  • Bluestockings
  • Bluebird
  • Blue Sky July
  • Blood Knots
  • Birth of a Theorem
  • Bird Cloud
  • Binyavanga Wainaina - One Day I Will Write About This Place
  • Bettany Hughes - The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life
  • Besieged: Life Under Fire in a Sarajevo Street
  • Beryl Bainbridge - Love by All Sorts of Means
  • Benjamin Franklin in London
  • Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century
  • Beethoven for a Later Age
  • Bedsit Disco Queen
  • Beauty and the Inferno
  • Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature
  • Bearded Tit
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
  • Batting on the Bosphorus
  • Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boasts
  • Babysitting George
  • B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World
  • Autobiography of Mark Twain
  • At the Existentialist Cafe
  • At Large and at Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist
  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
  • Arthur Miller
  • Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters
  • Another Day in the Death of America
  • Andrew Solomon - Far From the Tree
  • And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 200 Years of British and Irish History
  • An Utterly Impartial History of Britain
  • An Englishman Aboard
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
  • All Made Up
  • All Day Long
  • Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter
  • Alison Gangel - The Sun Hasn't Fallen From the Sky
  • Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra
  • Agent Zigzag
  • Age of Anger
  • Adventures in Human Being
  • A View from the Foothills
  • A Strange Eventful History
  • A Sting in the Tale
  • A Spy Among Friends
  • A Sense of Direction
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
  • A Long Walk Home
  • A Late Dinner
  • A House Full of Daughters
  • A Card from Angela Carter
  • A Broken Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen's Secret Chord
  • 1913
  • 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear
  • 12 Years a Slave