Simon Heffer shares an insight into Edwardian Britain

Author Simon Heffer shares an insight into Edwardian Britain beyond the Old Guard to reveal how strikes and crisis introduced new change. He recalls the suffragettes, the first atheist MP and other advocates. Simon shares uncomfortable truths about the nation including Churchill himself saying: 'The multiplication of the unfit is a terrible danger to the race.' Such theories provided some of the vocabulary for later Nazi thinking.

Kate Grenville sparks concerns over the unexpected health risks lurking in everyday fragrances. She discusses if some artificial fragrances can cause cancer in her new book.

Christoph Ribbat shares an insight into the restaurant industry and its workers in his new book, In The Restaurant: Society In Four Courses. Almost every mouthful seems to be a political statement.

Marcus Rediker rescues Benjamin Lay and his forgotten history from obscurity in a new book documenting his quest against slavery during the 1730s. Lay exposed the hypocrisy of the time .

Truth about cows: They feel jealousy just like us

Rosamund Young reveals the unexpected personalities of farm animals such as cows in her new book. She observes their interactions and the difference a name makes. In one instance she lovingly recalls cows Stephanie and Olivia, a mother and daughter whose relationship shifted after the daughter gave birth. Rosamund says to the best of her knowledge the cows stopped speaking to each other despite a history of being close.

The challenges of running a bookshop in Galloway despite increasing competition from Amazon is revealed in Shaun Bythell's new book which diaries his 12 month experience in 2014.

A new academic history book has revealed the tale of how beer managed to shape the world. From being an early sponsor of televised sports to brewing different strengths to appeal to all ages.

Annabel Leventon recalls in new memoir the ups and downs of her rock music career as well as how her girl band 'Rock Bottom' was ripped off for Thames television drama 'Rock Follies'.

Peter Fiennes found his passion for wild woods reignited in 2011 when the environment secretary suggested selling off its share of the UK's few remaining forests for £250 million.

Speakers confirmed for the festival in Oxfordshire next month will also include Fearne Cotton and Danny Baker. Dermot O'Leary will be making an exclusive festival appearance.

Novelist Maggie O'Farrell shares her 17 near death experiences in new book ' I Am, I Am, I Am'. The memoir reminds readers to see every dodged bullet as the gift of new life.

Award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin shares her own personal experiences in a new book. Her son, Daniel, only lived for a month, and her daughter committed suicide.

Dean Karnazes, 55, was a millionaire businessman in his twenties but he gave up his job to
become a long distance runner and take on the challenge of running 153 miles without stopping

Marianne Taylor dissects and deepens the appeal of Hares in her new book, 'The Way Of The Hare'. She also gives a passionate plea for the reinvigorated protection of Hares.

Princess Margaret insisted her friends call her Ma’am

The daughter of a king and sister to a queen, the lavish lifestyle and grand personality of Princess Margaret (pictured right) is laid bare in new biography from author Craig Brown. Referred to as ma'am darling by her intimate friends, the royal lived a life where others had to live according to her every demand. One notable occasion recalled, reveals the Princess said to a pregnant woman 'One does not sit before Royalty sits.'

Robert McCrum embarks on a quest to explore life and death after gaining afresh contemplation of mortality after turning 60. He uncovers war, loss, survival and literature to inspire hope.

Beezy Marsh reveals the challenges faced by the working class post-war in new memoir dedicated to Eva Fraser and her family. Women struggled to embrace the life expected of them.

Harry Pearson tells the life of one of the world's greatest cricketers, Learie Constantine. In his book he shares how Learie endured racism throughout his life before becoming an activist.

Muriel Matters chained herself to the grille in the House of Commons to convince the PM women belonged inside. 'We must do something vulgar to attract your vulgar attention!' she said.

Crime, the worse, the better. It fascinates us. The eternal appeal of novels devoted to this topic attests to that. But
they are make-believe. Dominic Lawson picks the best in criminal society

John Welshman reveals Titanic survivors' shocking stories in a 'moving account' of the ship's infamous doomed maiden sea voyage, including a man who wanted to use the ice to chill his whisky.

Were we guilty of torture too?

Helen Fry's The London Cage (inset) documents the true events that took place in an exclusive, tree-lined private road in Kensington during and after World War II. Spies and suspected war criminals were taken to the basement of 8 Kensington Palace Gardens to be interrogated by officials. One of the men imprisoned there was Erich Zacharias (right) who was suspected of murdering 100 British airmen. Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Scotland (left) caused Zacharias to admit his guilt.

On April 12, 1784, Mozart completed the score of his Piano Concerto No 17 in G. Six weeks later, he was astonished to hear a whistled fragment of his new piece coming from a pet shop

Lizzy Barber, 30, won the 2017 Daily Mail First Crime Novel competition for her thriller entitled My Name Is Alice. She was awarded a £20,000 advance from Penguin Random House.

Marcus Berkmann has been a Matthew Engel fan since the 1980s and, like the writer's books on Englishness, this book also addresses the intricacies of language and took years to write.

Novelist Terry Newman discusses the iconic style of 30 writers and their impact on global fashion. Diary extracts from legends such as Virginia Woolf feature, in addition to historic photos.

The sayings of Princess Diana are collated in new book, 'I'm Going To Be Me: The People's Princess Revealed In Her Own Words'. Each sentence in the book reveals her shaky hold on life.

Judy Murray describes how Andy paid trip to McDonald's after 2016 Wimbledon victory. The famous mother reveals all in a new biography entitled Knowing The Score.