Also published - 5 History paperbacks
- Germaine Greer - Shakespeare's Wife
The Aussie academic's biography of Anne Hathaway is neatly wrapped up in a telling of the social history of Will's time. Bloomsbury.
- Lucy Worsley - Cavalier
The history of stately home life in the 17th century is featured in a book rammed with conspiracies, sexual intrigue and good old-fashioned gossip. Faber.
- TJ English - The Havana Mob
The debauchery and corruption that Castro got shot of is detailed in this tale of the gangsters, gamblers and showgirls of 1950s Cuba. Mainstream.
- Richard Fortey - The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum
We get a celebration of the museum's pioneering work and the eccentric characters and infighting involved. Perennial.
- John Man - The Terracotta Army
This is the incredible story of China's most famous archaeological treasure, the 8000 figures of warriors and horses belonging to the First Emperor. Bantam.