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Jerry White - Mansions of Misery

MANSIONS OF MISERY: A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison by Jerry White Out in paperback today!

For Londoners of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, debt was a part of everyday life. But when your creditors lost their patience, you risked being thrown into one of the capital’s most notorious jails: the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison. Told through the extraordinary lives of the Marshalsea’s unfortunate prisoners – the bare-knuckle fighter known as the Bold Smuggler, the wining-and-dining trumpeter John Grano, the man who saved Queen Victoria from assassination in Hyde Park – Mansions of Misery gives us an unforgettable cross-section of London life from the early 1700s to the 1840s, in all its richness and, crucially, its poverty. ... Read more >>

Different Class

DIFFERENT CLASS – The Story of Laurie Cunningham Football, Fashion, Funk By Dermot Kavanagh is out today!

When Laurie Cunningham played for England in an under-21s match against Scotland in 1977, he became the first black footballer to represent England... Read more >>

Before You Were Mine

BEFORE YOU WERE MINE by Em Muslin is out today!

Just hours after giving birth, Eli Bell is forced to give up her newborn baby daughter for adoption. Devastated, she tries desperately to rebuild her... Read more >>

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

KARL MARX: GREATNESS AND ILLUSION, by Gareth Stedman Jones is out in paperback today!

This remarkable book allows the reader to understand as never before the world of ideas which shaped Marx's world - and in turn made Marx shape our... Read more >>

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