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Peter Walker: Bike Nation

How Cycling Can Save the World
Are helmets really worth all the bother? Is cycling the answer to Britain's national health problems? Are cyclists really the danger on our roads – or is it time for drivers to give way?

Dave Randall: Sound System

Sound System is the story of one musician’s journey to discover what makes music so powerful. Years of touring, playing and protesting have given Dave Randall a unique insider’s view of the music industry, enabling him to shed light on the secrets of celebrity, commodification and culture. He finds remarkable examples of music as a force of social change as well as something that has been used to keep people in their place throughout history.

Will Ashon: Strange Labyrinth

This is a book about Epping Forest, the remnants of ancient woodland on the eastern edge of London. It’s about the punks and poets, artists and visionaries, the outlaws and the mad who have found inspiration and solace within these woods. It’s also about how historical rulings such as The Enclosure Act and the Charter of the Forest still impact our landscape.

Julian Woodford: The Boss of Bethnal Green

Julian Woodford uncovers the breathtakingly appalling life of Joseph Merceron (1764–1839), gangster and corrupt magistrate, who accumulated enormous wealth while presiding over the creation of the poorest slums in Georgian London.

Stuart Heritage and Jonathan Dean discuss Writing Family

Join two of the UK’s best-loved journalists, Stuart Heritage and Jonathan Dean, for a lively discussion on writing, family and their anticipated new books, Don’t Be a Dick, Pete and I Must Belong Somewhere.