A seductive, clever tale of crime, punishment and love among thieves set in 1720s London – Jake Arnott does for the 18th century what he did for the 1960s in his cult hit The Long Firm
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?
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.
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.