We publish adventurous and unusual books that explore health, medicine and the complexities of the human condition.
The Making of You
A Journey from Cell to Human
From your first cell to your first breath, this is your story as you have never heard it before.
The Rules of Contagion
Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop
The new science of contagion and the surprising ways it shapes our lives and behaviour.
Words Fail Us
In Defence of Disfluency
In an age of polished TED Talks and overconfident political oratory, success seems to depend upon charismatic public speaking. But what if hyper-fluency is not only unachievable but undesirable?
A GP, a Community and COVID-19
On the pandemic’s forgotten front lines, a doctor cares for his community – from care homes to homeless shelters, islands to the inner city.
Loneliness, Health & What Happens When We Find Connection
Barack Obama’s former Surgeon General explores the global loneliness epidemic – and how we can overcome it.
Michael Rosen’s Book of Play
Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life
Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life.
Happiness, A Mystery
And 66 Attempts to Solve It
Drawing on decades of experience in crime writing, self-help and intensely curious observation of other people, Sophie Hannah sets out to solve the mystery of happiness.
How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division
The Booker Prize-shortlisted author Elif Shafak on how staying optimistic can make our world better.
Beneath the Skin
Love Letters to the Body by Great Writers
Fifteen talented writers each explore a different body part in this funny and moving collection.
Breaking & Mending
A junior doctor’s stories of compassion & burnout
Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots.
Welcome to the Museum
Step inside the pages of ‘Anatomicum’ to enjoy the experience of a museum from the comfort of your own home.
The Spectacle of Illusion
Magic, the paranormal and the complicity of the mind
Professional magician-turned-psychologist Matthew Tompkins traces the evolution of the arts of magic and illusion from the 18th century onwards.
On medicine & human change
To be alive is to be in perpetual change. This book considers the transformations in mind and body that span the arc of human life.
Chasing the Sun
The new science of sunlight and how it shapes our bodies and minds
The new science of sunlight and how it shapes our bodies and minds.
The joy of another's misfortune
A hilarious quest to understand life's ultimate guilty pleasure – in a beautiful gift package.
Living with Buildings and Walking with Ghosts
On health and architecture
One of Britain's finest writers explores the relationship between our health and the buildings that surround us.
This is a Voice
Your voice is a powerful instrument. But do you know how to look after it? Or how to get the best out of it?
Life, death and art in the Middle Ages
Brings together medicine, art and social history to reveal what life was really like in the Middle Ages.
A story of hearing lost and found
Draws on the extraordinary experience of losing your hearing and, as Bella Bathurst eventually did, getting it back.