How to be as tough as Britain's toughest man

Ant Middleton (pictured) began battling demons of his own from age five, following the sudden death of his father. He documents how he was led to join the Parachute Regiment and military before finding TV fame in a new book (pictured inset). Ant recalls retrieving the body of a soldier who had been blown up in Afghanistan and being shot at himself by Taliban. He is now currently chief instructor on Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Andrew Sinclair reveals episodes from his life and encounters with celebrity peers including Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in his memoir. He says he drinks in the praise of his peers.

Vera Brittain documented her experience of working as a nurse during World War I in her bestselling memoir. To mark the centenary of the Armistice, her bestseller, Testament Of Youth is being reissued.

Susannah Walker recalls her upbringing and the extent of her mother's hoarding in a memoir. Her mother held on to every dead battery and bank statement in reaction to a lifetime of loss.

Jaron Lanier discusses the impact of social media on our free will in a new book. He believes many people are addicted to social media and it has the power to influence our moods and beliefs.

George V abandoned the Russian tsar and his family to be murdered by the Bolsheviks

The British and Russian royal families met several times before the Russian revolution (pictured right). The Imperial Tea Party by Frances Welch (inset) charts the aftermath of the revolution and Britain's actions. Prince Edward (later King Edward VIII), Czar Nicholas II of Russia, his son the Czarewitch Alexei, and The Prince of Wales, (later King George VI) posed for a photo together (left), eight years before the Bolsheviks killed the Tsar and his family.

David Itzkoff recalls the life of acting sensation Robin Williams in a new biography. Robin who died in 2014 by suicide as his health began deteriorating starred in over eighty movies during his life time.

This series of All You Need to Know books see two 100-page summaries of World War II and of the British empire. Though short, both are still gripping reads filled with anecdotes.

Oxford historian Marc Mulholland recalls the murders conducted by French exile Emmanuel Barthélemy during 1854 in a new book. Barthélemy's overcoat was displayed after his execution.

Les Hinton recalls his rise to fame and success under the eyes of Rupert Murdoch in a new memoir. He begun working for the mogul as a messenger boy and worked his way up to an executive.

Neuroscientist Dean Burnett reveals how the brain works through full scientific accounts in a new book. He claims when we fall in love the ability to think critically and detect threats are suppressed.

Author Graham Hoyland examines the Daily Mail's £1 million expedition through the Himalayas in search of the Abominable Snowman during 1954. Rumours of the creature began circulating in 1832.

Head Lass at Micky Hammond Racing stables in Middleham Gemma Hogg, reveals the highs and lows of working in the world of horse racing in a new book. She claims to be 'living the dream'.

Leading anatomist and forensic anthropologist Sue Black, gives an insight into her life and career in a new book on death. She recalls the first time she dissected a corpse and her parents death.

Marc Bekoff examines the various ways dogs communicate and behave in a new science book. He questions the possibility that dogs are able to form more complex emotions than humans.

Fascinating new book reveals what it takes to be superhuman

Evolutionary biologist Rowan Hooper interviews individuals with extreme mental and physical abilities to understand the importance of genetics in a new book (pictured inset). The Williams sisters (pictured left and Serena right) were given the devotion to become tennis champions from a young age by their father. Hooper argues even the dedication to practice and work hard could be explained genetically. He attempts to define what makes someone truly superhuman.

Daniel Smith examines 'The Ardlamont Mystery' and it's influence on the creation of Sherlock Holmes in a new book. He claims expert witnesses of the time were inspiration for the fictional detective.

An anonymous barrister reveals the injustice in the UK legal system in a eye-opening book on the law. They claim justice is a roulette where the innocent are wrongly convicted.

Dorian Bond was given the opportunity to work closely with actor and director Orson Welles as an unpaid factotum in 1968. He shares the other side of the glamorous icon in a new memoir.

Tim Birkhead considers if modern sentimentality is transforming ornithology in a new book. He believes his ability to recognise most species of bird comes from the great 'seekers' of history.

Christie Watson qualified as a nurse during the nineties. She recalls her 20 year career in a new memoir as she relives the challenges of being undervalued while working in an unsafe environment.

Trevor Cox examines the research surrounding communication in a new book. He reveals the reason why female voices including the Queen may have become deeper and the future of AI.

Lian Xi, the heroine Mao couldn’t crush wrote letters in her blood

Protester Lin Zhao (pictured right) was imprisoned in 1960 for speaking out against Mao's (pictured left and top inset) regime in a poem, printed in an underground magazine. Author Lian Xi pieces together the torture and brutality Lin experienced in a new biography speaking about the Communist state (demonstrations pictured bottom inset). Lin wrote letters to her mother whilst in prison using her own blood, however they were confiscated and never sent. The Military Control Committee authorised her death sentence, pronouncing her 'truly a diehard, unrepentant counter-revolutionary'

Stephen Fay and David Kynaston recall influencers of English cricket John Arlott and E.W. Swanton in a new sports book. The authors claim the cricket experts were not friends in real life.

Anna Sewell, the author of Black Beauty died the year after her bestseller was published. In a book of literary trivia, Oliver Tearle collates shocking facts about some of Britain's greatest writers.

Edwina Brocklesby, 75, reveals the solace she discovered in exercise following the death of her husband Phil. She has since represented GB in championships across the world.

Andrew Gimson shares almost three centuries of British political history in a new book on England's prime ministers. He recalls the prophecy that proved some were marked out for greatness.

Helen Bedford, 89, recalls the challenges of her upbringing in a new memoir. She shares escaping London during the war as an evacuee and finding joy away from her abusive father.

Derek Taylor worked for the Beatles as their press officer during the 1960s. He recounted his time working for the Liverpudlian band in a memoir entitled As Time Goes by.