Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man, and His Times by William E. Wallace

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography by William Shawcross

Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitrou

1688: The First Modern Revolution by Steve Pincus

Trotsky: A Biography by Robert Service

The American Civil War: A Military History by John Keegan

Opal Sunset: Selected Poems 1958-2008 and The Revolt of the Pendulum: Essays 2005-2008 by Clive James

Russia Against Napoleon by Dominic Lieven

William Golding: The Man who wrote Lord of the Flies by John Carey