We publish thought-provoking books exploring health and human experiences.
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.
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.
An Extra Pair of Hands
A story of caring, ageing and everyday acts of love
A deeply moving story of what it means to care for those we love by bestselling author Kate Mosse.
A Graphic Novel
A gritty, dark tale of infectious disease gone wrong – the timely graphic novel from Sunday Times-bestselling author Val McDermid.
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.
Why we feel better when bad things happen to other people
A hilarious quest to understand life’s ultimate guilty pleasure.
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 a Pandemic
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.