From Anton Chekhov to Ali Smith, from P.G. Wodehouse to Nora Ephron, the greatest writers are those who know how to laugh. Here, award-winning comedian and broadcaster Paul Merton brings together his favourite funny stories of all time.
Panchatantra is the oldest collection of stories in the world. In this book, we bring you all the stories of Panchatantra, retold in simple language for the young readers. The stories are complemented with beautiful two-colour illustrations. Told through animals, this treasure of age-old wisdom is a must-have in every child's collection.
The Comfort Book is a collection of consolations learned in hard times and suggestions for making the bad days better. Drawing on maxims, memoir and the inspirational lives of others, these meditations celebrate the ever-changing wonder of living. This is for when we need the wisdom of a friend or a reminder we can always nurture inner strength and hope, even in our busy world.
This is the first major history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world’s highest mountains.
In 2017 the Salvator Mundi was sold at auction for $450m. But is it a real da Vinci? In a thrilling narrative built on formidable research, Ben Lewis tracks the extraordinary journey of a masterpiece lost and found, lied and fought over across the centuries.