Stay A Little Longer by Bali Rai

This is a story that’s full of very difficult issues – issues that need to be handled with care and skill – but don’t, for a minute, let that put you off. In the hands of an experienced and outstanding young...

Strangers to England: Immigration to England 1100 – 1945 by Colin Nicolson

  One of the drawbacks to having a job in academia – especially in a subject like sociology – is that the books you tend to read or recommend to students aren’t necessarily the most visually beautiful or...

Ramparts of Resistance : Why workers lost their power and how to get it back by Sheila Cohen

One of the outstanding features of politics in the UK during the last decade has been the near disappearance of trade unionism as a presence in contemporary debates about where Britain is heading in terms of...

Apple Cake and Baklava by Kathrin Rohmann, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Leila has fled with her family from Syria, via Italy, to live in rural Germany, where she is about to start at another new school. Although she now speaks German fluently and has settled well into her new life...

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, illustrated by Dan Williams

All wars generate their own body of literature – sometimes elegiac or reflective, sometimes jingoistic or triumphal – but always containing, in the lines on the page, a depth of human misery that those of us...

Stay A Little Longer by Bali Rai

This is a story that’s full of very difficult issues – issues that need to be handled with care and skill – but don’t, for a minute, let that put you off. In the hands of an experienced and outstanding young adult novelist like Bali Rai it doesn’t...

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, illustrated by Dan Williams

All wars generate their own body of literature – sometimes elegiac or reflective, sometimes jingoistic or triumphal – but always containing, in the lines on the page, a depth of human misery that those of us lucky enough to live their lives in peace...