Our Current Bestsellers

This week's bestsellers.


Brian Dillon

From the publisher:

ESSAYISM is a personal, critical and polemical book about the genre, its history and its contemporary possibilities, itself an example of what it describes: an essay that is ...


War Primer

Bertolt Brecht

From the publisher:

A terrifying series of short poems by one of the world’s leading playwrights, set to images of World War II


Swing Time

Zadie Smith

From the publisher:

Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and true identity, how they shape us and how we can survive them. Moving from ...


John Berger

From the publisher:

‘Language is a body, a living creature ...and this creature’s home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate’. John Berger’s work has revolutionized the way we ...

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy

Eleanor Birne writes:

I was working as a part-time bookseller in the university holidays when the Flamingo sales rep stopped by with a proof of Arundhati Roy’s first novel, The God of Small ...


The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

From the publisher:

From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate ...

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli

From the publisher:

Presents what you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven lessons. In this introduction to modern physics, the author explains ...

Hot Milk

Deborah Levy

From the publisher:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016Plunge into this hypnotic tale of female sexuality and power – from the Man Booker ...

A Sparrow’s Journey: John Berger Reads Andrey Platonov

Text by Andrey Platonov, translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler, afterword by Gareth Evans, drawings by Georgia Keeling, cover artwork by John and Yves Berger, text by John Berger, designed by Thom Swann

John Berger described the great Soviet writer Andrey Platonov as ‘[understanding] living modern poverty more deeply than any other storyteller I have come across’. Published to mark ...