Weidenfeld & Nicholson Established in 1949. Publishers of high quality, prize-winning fiction and non fiction across a range of categories including autobiography, business, cookery, economics, fiction in translation, history, literary fiction and popular science. Phoenix is the paperback imprint. The Bookseller Industry Awards - Winner 2015

Meet Les Parisiennes

Author post, Non Fiction

- July 7th, 2016

Les Parisiennes, Anne Sebba

What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until – finally – renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. It was women who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis – perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators…

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2016 Classics Challenge: The Shadow of the Wind

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- June 30th, 2016

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is July’s title in our #2016ClassicsChallenge. Originally published in Spanish in 2002 as La Sombra Del Viento, Carlos’s book has since been published around the world and has sold millions of copies.

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Sian Williams on surviving and thriving after trauma

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- June 28th, 2016

Start reading Rise by Sian Williams – an account of how people survive and even thrive after trauma

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Do you have what it takes to be a Bletchley Park code-breaker?

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- June 15th, 2016

The paperback of Gordon Corera’s Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies is out today, and it’s not just a new preface, touching on more recent events since the hardback came out last year, that has been included. In the spirit of the Second World War, where Bletchley Park used crossword puzzles to recruit the best code-breakers, we’ve teamed up with a puzzle setter named Serpent to bring you an exclusive puzzle to test your code-breaking mettle! You’ll find it in the back of the book, but we’re also featuring it here. No job…

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Brexit Neglects the Real Benefit of Devolution: Aggregation

Author post, Non Fiction

- May 31st, 2016

Connectography, Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna is a senior fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School, and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE). His new book is Connectography: Mapping the Global Network Revolution (Orion Books).

The most powerful political force of our age is devolution. Since World War II, the number of independent states has nearly quadrupled from 50 to nearly 200. European empires, the Soviet Union, and the former Yugoslavia all split into dozens of independent states. From East Timor to South Sudan–not to mention Kurdistan and Palestine–the jackhammer of devolution continues its assault on sovereign unity. Not only is devolution a more universal aspiration than democracy, but as Scotland and Catalunya aptly demonstrate, democracy serves only to fuel devolution: When given the choice, cities and provinces are gravitating towards more autonomy and local self-rule.

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