The Man Who Ate The Zoo by Richard Girling tells the story of Frank Buckland

Frank Buckland was born in 1826 in Oxford, son of a geology professor there. He loved animals and in later life he tasted all sorts of animal meat in the hope of finding a new source of food for mankind. Nature, he argued, blessed this planet with some 140,000 species of animals, yet only 43 regularly saw the inside of a cooking pot. Surely more were edible? What was wrong with eland or wombat?

At the heart of Margaret Thatcher's radical revival lay the privatisation of state-owned firms and the spread of a share-owning democracy. Key to this was Big Bang.

My Son's Not Rainman is a celebration of all the autistic traits that are not miraculous, but which still bring swirling rushes of emotion into the lives of struggling families.

Iain has more than 30 years of conservation experience (he even started a nature reserve in Sussex), and the proceeds of this book are donated to charity as he tirelessly works for zero profit.

Stars who flocked to the South of France drank cocktails laced with drugs

Mary S. Lovell's book (right) is a portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Maxine Elliott and Prince Aly Khan at the Chateau de l'Horizon in Cannes. Pictured in left image, Ann Woodward (center) in 1948 at Chateau L'Horizon, property of Prince Aly Khan (bottom left) who would wed Rita Hayworth (bottom right) the next year. Top left is Bonnie Edwards Manville Babst Wilson Beigel, the wife of movie executive Charles Beigel.

Leaf through the pages of this evocative book, written and compiled by leading propaganda historian David Welch, and be transported back to wartime Blighty and its jolly stoicism.

Ian Cobain, author of this well-researched and carefully written book, takes deadly aim at the official version of modern British history. It deserves to change the way we see our recent past.

The words of the hermit mystic Julian of Norwich echo down the centuries, curious words of comfort from an age of war, hardship, plague, religious persecution and horrible executions.

Sir David Tang is the glorious exception to the curse of social anxiety that tends to bedevil even the most confident. His Chinese name, Tang Wing-Cheung, means 'forever brilliant'.

Whatever happens in next Tuesday's election, the United States is in for a first. If Hillary Clinton wins she'll become the first female president, while Donald Trump would be the country's oldest at 70.

Delight in the pages of this wonderful book of portraits as Hummus models various outfits, including a glam punk get-up and a 'Frida Katlo'. Who said fashion was going to the dogs?

Normally, when people are described as 'forgotten figures', there's a faint air of regret about it. In the case of MP John Beckett, though, his obscurity seems thoroughly deserved.

At first glance, this is an utterly bonkers book. Peter Stothard, recalls Latin sessions with four friends in an East End pub, talking about Seneca. The four of them were all connected with Margaret Thatcher.

From Knobbly Knees contests to exotic cocktails and whale blubber pies, holiday camps

Billy Butlin, a Canadian born in 1899 in South Africa, first had the idea for his holiday camps between the wars. He noticed that in Britain it always rained, and yet families were locked out of their dismal boarding houses during the day and had absolutely nothing to do. 'Everyone has a right to leisure', he insisted, not only the idle rich, who anyway could always escape the downpours by travelling abroad.

Craig Murray was sacked as British Ambassador to Uzbekistan in 2004. He had revealed that Britain was receiving information gained from victims of the barbaric tortures inflicted by the Uzbek state

To celebrate the end of World War II, Diana's aunt Joyce had paid for the two young women to travel to Florence for two weeks.

Incredibly, one British study showed that almost a fifth of parents had misspelled their child's name on the birth register. Keira Knightley, for example, should have been Kiera.

My Life In Fashion includes an extremely rare interview in which Bardot tells us how she put her stamp on style, and the glamorous photographs that accompany it are as show-stopping as ever.

Tara Browne must be one of the few people who is more famous for dying than he ever was in life. His death ended up inspiring John Lennon to write the song A Day In The Life.

In New York in the early summer of 1893, the bodies of dead cats began turning up all over Brooklyn. The area already had a reputation for being overrun with 'noisy tramp cats'.

Brave boys the fat man branded liars: How Cyril Smith's victims were ignored when they

All this week, Labour MP Simon Danczuk is laying bare how the Establishment, the Liberal Party, the police and even MI5 covered up the industrial-scale child abuse of 29-stone Rochdale MP Cyril Smith. Today, how his victims were ignored and betrayed when they tried to expose their suffering.