An Intimate History Of Humanity

Theodore Zeldin

An Intimate History Of Humanity

Essential reading for humans.

The Hidden Pleasures of Life

Theodore Zeldin

The Hidden Pleasures of Life: A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future

Will reveal the autobiography in you.

The Amber Fury

Natalie Haynes

The Amber Fury

Amber Fury - not to be confused with Amber Furries.


  • Ian Leslie

    Ian Leslie

    Born Liars

    Ian Leslie is a writer who lives in London. BORN LIARS, his book about the role of lying in our lives, will be published in Spring 2011. Ian's first book, TO BE PRESIDENT, was described by Sky's Adam Boulton as "the most comprehensive . . .
  • Ian Robertson

    Ian Robertson

    The Winner Effect

    Ian Robertson is an internationally known psychologist who is Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, Visiting Professor at University College London, and has had senior academic appointments at Columbia, Cambridge, Toronto, . . .
  • Jamie Bartlett

    Jamie Bartlett

    Dark Net

    Jamie is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, and technology blogger for the Daily Telegraph. He specialises in radical and extremist political movements and technology. In 2012 he . . .
  • Jane Cockcroft

    Jane Cockcroft

    Classical DJ set circa 1649.

    With a professional background in museum education and heritage interpretation and influenced by her other life as a now very part-time cellist, Jane loves finding innovative ways of interpreting spaces, places and historic objects, . . .
  • Jane Parkinson

    Jane Parkinson


      Jane Parkinson is one of the UK’s youngest award-winning wine writers and is currently a freelance wine journalist and presenter. She is wine editor at large for Restaurant magazine, the wine expert for Stylist magazine and . . .
  • Jessica Fellowes

    Jessica Fellowes

    The Devil You Know

    Jessica Fellowes is an author and freelance journalist. She is currently writing 'The World of Downton Abbey', based on the hit ITV series, to be published by HarperCollins in September 2011. Jessica's next book is 'The Devil You Know: . . .
  • Jo Berry

    Jo Berry

    What lies beyond retribution?

    Jo Berry has worked for over 10 years to resolve conflict around the world. Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo first met with the man responsible, Pat Magee. Her preparedness to try to understand him opened a path . . .
  • Joanna Ellis

    Joanna Ellis

    Big Ideas

      Joanna Ellis joined The Literary Platform’s consultancy arm in March 2012 and works with its clients on business development and organisational change, content strategy and partnership building. Previously she was . . .
  • John Foster

    John Foster

    Psychological Drama

    John Foster teaches screenwriting at the Media School of Bournemouth University, the London School of Film, Media & Performance and the American School at Regent’s College, London. He is visiting lecturer at University . . .
  • John Higgs

    John Higgs


    John Higgs is a writer who specialises in finding previously unsuspected narratives, hidden in obscure corners of our history and culture, which can change the way we see the world. His aim is to write “Like Bill Bryson with a more . . .