Life at the Extremes of Mental and Physical Ability
Rowan Hooper, managing editor at the New Scientist, explores the peaks of human attainment. As part of his investigation, he interviews high achievers from a diverse range of fields – from scientists, memory champions and opera stars to polyglots and ultrarunners, as well as the experts who study them. He goes on to assess the science of peak potential, reviewing the role of genetics alongside the often quoted 10,000 hours of practice.
David Sedaris Diaries
A Visual Compendium
The American humourist, essayist and author of Santaland Diaries, David Sedaris writes the Foreword to this selection of illustrations from his diaries: photographs, packaging, reproductions and montages – a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ and a sourcebook for Sedaris’ work.
My Little Pony Equestria Girls
Through the Mirror
Trapped in an alternative universe where she has transformed into human girl, Princess Twilight Sparkle must use all her ingenuity to find a way back to Equestria. This chapter book for readers growing in confidence includes a discussion topic section. Age 7+
A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall
As the Second World War ended and the Soviets seized control of eastern Germany, Hanna, a teacher’s daughter, escaped to the West. Her parents and siblings remained in the East, and the family was separated. Forty years later, as the Berlin Wall was torn down, her daughter Nina, now a US intelligence officer, rediscovered her lost family. In this poignant memoir she tells their remarkable story against the backdrop of events that shaped the world.