Robert Douglas-Fairhurst traces the creation and influence of Lewis Carroll's Alice books
The Story of Alice homepage
Robert Macfarlane visits some inspiring places, meeting people and 'collecting' words.
Kathleen Winter's story of her journey through the Northwest Passage.
One man's attempt to survive a global catastrophe by setting up a commune in Scotland.
The Utopia Experiment homepage
Cedric Villani's memoir charts an adventure through the mysterious world of mathematics.
Birth of a Theorem homepage
Anna Lyndsey's account of finding light in the darkness after illness changed her life.
Girl in the Dark homepage
Mary Portas reads her moving account of growing up in a small Watford semi in the 1970s
Shop Girl homepage
By Alexandra Fuller. Memoir charting the author's tempestuous marriage.
Leaving before the Rains Come homepage
Robert Crawford's biography of TS Eliot, published on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Young Eliot homepage
Peter Pomerantsev's memoir of his decade working for a Moscow TV company.
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible homepage
Will Boast's moving account of loss, confronting long-held secrets and facing the future.
Epilogue: A Memoir homepage
By Dr Allan H Ropper and Brian D Burrell. A neurologist revisits some unusual cases.
Reaching down the Rabbit Hole homepage
Marcus O'Dair's biography of English musician Robert Wyatt. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt.
Different Every Time homepage
Tenor Ian Bostridge examines Schubert's enigmatic masterpiece Winterreise.
Schubert's Winter Journey homepage
Susanna Hislop tells the stories behind the names and shapes of the constellations.
Stories in the Stars homepage
By Meryle Secrest. Biography of the Italian fashion designer, famed in the 1920s and 30s.
Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography homepage
By Mohsin Hamid. Collected essays that encompass memoir, art and politics.
Discontent and Its Civilizations homepage
Margaret Forster's journey through the houses she has lived in and loved.
My Life in Houses homepage
Alan Cumming reads his memoir about his relationship with his father and a family mystery.
Not My Father's Son: A Family Memoir homepage
Val McDermid explores the history and development of forensic science.
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime homepage
Biography of America's great playwright by the acclaimed theatre critic John Lahr.
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh homepage
The former home secretary Alan Johnson's memoir, read by the author.
Please, Mr Postman homepage
Yuval Noah Harari's groundbreaking account of our history - from apes to world dominance.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind homepage
Comedian and actor Omid Djalili reads from his colourful new memoir. Abridged by Lu Kemp.
Hopeful: The Autobiography homepage
By James Booth. Moving biography of the renowned English poet.
Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love homepage
Adam Thorpe explores the mystery of the 4,300-year-old man-made construction.
On Silbury Hill homepage
Who was the real Mona Lisa? And why did Leonardo paint her? Dianne Hales investigates.
Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered homepage
Sue Roe's story of Pablo Picasso and other artists in the famous Paris quarter.
In Montmartre homepage
Richard Kerridge reflects on his lifelong relationship with reptiles and amphibians.
Cold Blood homepage
American journalist James Nestor investigates the world of freediving.