We publish thought-provoking books exploring health and human experiences.
A Curious History of the Gut
Cultural historian Elsa Richardson leads us on a lively tour of the gut, exploring all the ways that we have imagined, theorised and probed the mysteries of the gastroenterological system.
The Book of Phobias and Manias
A History of the World in 99 Obsessions
Plunge into this rich, surprising and fascinating A–Z compendium to discover how our fixations have taken shape, from prehistory to the present day.
Reclaim Your Unruly Beauty
An unmissable, radical essay from bestselling author Emma Dabiri, offering alternative ways of seeing beauty.
Free For All
Why The NHS Is Worth Saving
Doctor Gavin Francis makes an urgent call to arms in defence of our NHS.
How to be a Renaissance Woman
An Untold History of Beauty and Female Creativity
Plunge into the intimate history of cosmetics, and discover how, for centuries, women have turned to make-up as a rich source of creativity, community and resistance.
Am I Normal?
The 200-Year Search for Normal People (and Why They Don’t Exist)
‘Am I Normal?’ is a deep dive into the strange science of the ‘normal’, and the roots of an anxiety-ridden modern obsession.
The Story of the Brain in 10½ Cells
Discover the ethereal world of the brain with this elegant little book by Richard Wingate – and find out how we all think and feel.
Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare
In an essential and searingly truthful account, Annabel Sowemimo unravels the colonial roots of modern medicine.
The Disobedient Future of Birth
Join Claire Horn on a deep dive into the radical future of birth in a world where science is on the cusp of being able to grow babies outside human bodies.
Dispatches from the Frontiers of Man and Machine
Harry Parker meets the people pushing the limits of our bodies and brains, grappling with his own new identity and disability along the way.
The Greek and Roman Body
Classicist Caroline Vout reaches beyond texts and galleries to expose Greek and Roman bodies for what they truly were: anxious, ailing, imperfect, diverse, and responsible for a legacy as lasting as their statues.
Something Out of Place
Women and Disgust
In her blistering non-fiction debut, Eimear McBride unpicks the contradictory forces of disgust and objectification that control and shame women.
A New History of Thought Control
Mixing fascinating case studies with historical and psychological insights, ‘Brainwashed’ is a stimulating journey into the mysteries of thought control.
After the Storm
Postnatal Depression and the Utter Weirdness of New Motherhood
In this brave and funny account of postnatal depression, Emma Jane Unsworth tells her story of despair and recovery.
An Extra Pair of Hands
A story of caring and everyday acts of love
A deeply moving story of what it means to care for those we love by bestselling author Kate Mosse.
This Book is a Plant
How to Grow, Learn and Radically Engage with the Natural World
The way we think about plants is about to change for ever: this anthology is your handbook to a new natural world.
Dark and Magical Places
The Neuroscience of How We Navigate
An extraordinary account of how we navigate the world.
The Lost Art of Convalescence
In this uplifting account of hope and healing, GP Gavin Francis explores how and why we get better, revealing the many shapes recovery takes.
The War of Nerves
Inside the Cold War Mind
A major new history of the Cold War, exploring the conflict through the minds of the people who lived it.
Harlots, Whores & Hackabouts
A History of Sex for Sale
An enlightening cultural history of the sex trade that puts sex workers centre stage, revealing how they have lived and worked all around the globe.