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Dickens: History in an Hour

by Kaye Jones HarperPress (February 07, 2012)

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.

Charles Dickens remains – 200 years after his birth – arguably Britain’s most successful writer. Works such as Great Expectations and Oliver Twist...


by Richard Holmes HarperPress (April 14, 2011)

Richard Holmes’s great work of biographical exploration, published alongside its sister volume ‘Sidetracks’.

In 1985, Richard Holmes published a small book of essays called ‘Footsteps’ and the writing...


by Richard Holmes HarperPress (November 10, 2011)

In this beautiful reissue, the author of 'Footsteps' collects the biographical curiosities he discovered while researching the romantic poets, creating a captivating mixture of biography and memoir.


Grub Street Irregular: Scenes from Literary Life

by Jeremy Lewis HarperPress (March 29, 2012)

An engaging, wickedly funny and splendidly anecdotal memoir of a career spent among writers, agents, publishers and bookmen and women of every stripe.

Jeremy Lewis's first memoir, 'Playing for Time', was hailed...

Coleridge: Darker Reflections

by Richard Holmes HarperPress (April 28, 2011)

Timely reissue of the second volume of Holmes’s classic biographies of one of the greatest Romantic poets.

Richard Holmes’s biography of Coleridge transforms our view of the poet of ‘Kubla Khan’ forever....

Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters

by Jane Dunn HarperPress (February 21, 2013)

Celebrated novelist Daphne Du Maurier and her sisters, eclipsed by her fame, are revealed in all their surprising complexity in this riveting new biography.

The middle sister in a famous artistic dynasty, Daphne...