• Business, Economics & Law

      Housing: Where's the Plan?

      by Kate Barker

      Housing is a fundamental necessity, and yet we have a ‘housing crisis’ in the UK. The housing market has worked well for many people (who have enjoyed the steeply rising values of their homes) which is why change, especially new building, is resisted. B

    • Business, Economics & Law

      Identity is the New Money

      by David Birch

      This book argues that identity and money are both changing profoundly. Because of technological change the two trends are converging so that all that we need for transacting will be our identities captured in the unique record of our online social contact

    • Business, Economics & Law

      The BRIC Road to Growth

      by Jim O'Neill

      The idea that Brazil, Russia, India and China (the ‘BRICs’) are the rising stars of the world economy should by now be widely accepted. However, Jim O’Neill shows that this is not the case. The ‘old’ developed nations have not adjusted to the new world or

    • Business, Economics & Law

      Rediscovering Growth

      After the Crisis

      by Andrew Sentance

      The difficult economic climate in Europe and the US since the financial crisis is set to continue as the 'new normal', despite frantic efforts to stimulate growth. The long phase of expansion that lasted from the 1980s until 2008 was driven by easy money,

    • Business, Economics & Law

      Why Fight Poverty?

      by Julia Unwin

      Poverty, and calls to end it, date back centuries. Even in prosperous modern times, despite the huge transformation of society, poverty has persisted. The challenge is getting harder because of more recent changes in society such as the social chasm betwe

    • Business, Economics & Law

      Reinventing London

      by Bridget Rosewell

      London has enjoyed an extraordinary period of growth in the past generation, symbolised by the towers of Canary Wharf built on the skeleton of the old docks. Finance was at the heart of this, but London's economy is already reinventing itself after the fi

    • Business, Economics & Law

      The Post-growth Project

      How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society

      by Ray Cunningham and John Blewitt

      This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn’t grow. For decades, it has been widely recognised that there are ecological limits to continuing economic growth and that different ways of living, working and organising our

    • Business, Economics & Law

      The Itinerant Economist

      Memoirs of a Dismal Scientist

      by Russell Jones

      Economists and bankers have long been much maligned individuals; but never more so than in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. Working as an economist for various financial institutions for more than 25 years Russell Jones had a foot in both camps. H

    • Business, Economics & Law

      Diseased, Douched and Doctored

      Thermal Springs, Spa Doctors and Rheumatic Diseases

      by Roger Rolls

      For centuries, many people have been convinced of the healing nature of hot mineral springs. The Romans constructed elaborate bathing facilities throughout their empire to utilise these waters. Immersion was reputed to cure a large variety of illnesses, i

    • Business, Economics & Law

      What's the Use of Economics?

      Teaching the Dismal Science After the Crisis

      by Diane Coyle

      With the financial crisis still continuing after five years, many economists, as well as people outside the profession, are questioning why economics failed to either send an adequate early warning ahead of the crisis or to resolve it quickly. The gap bet

    • Business, Economics & Law

      The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator

      by Ken Banks

      Despite the tens of billions spent each year in international aid, some of the most promising and exciting social innovations and businesses have come about by chance. Many of the people behind them didn't consciously set out to solve anything, but they d

    • Fiction
      September 2018

      The Last Hit

      by John Morritt

      John Stone, former army sniper, mercenary turned hitman, is sick of killing. When contracted by a shadowy government figure to take down an ex-member of parliament, testifying in an arms scandal that would embarrass the government, Stone decides it wou

    • Travel & holiday
      January 2014

      12 Day Trips from London

      A simple guide for those who want to see more than the capital

      by Maldon, Dee

      Aimed at visitors who want to see more than the capital – but don’t want to drive or vacate their hotel room. This little book provides information on using public transport to visit Cambridge, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as les

    • Business, Economics & Law

      The Future of Finance

      The LSE Report

      by Adair Turner

      In the aftermath of the financial crash of 2008‐9 much has been written about reforming the world financial system. But it is rarely based on an in‐depth analysis of the underlying weaknesses within the system. Nor does it usually tackle the key question

    • Stationery items
      February 2016

      London Perspectives Colouring Postcards

      by Alice Stevenson

      A collection of absorbing, intricate images for creatives to colour and enhance from artist Alice Stevenson. As a native Londoner, Alice uncovers detail, beauty and inspiration in the city’s unlikeliest corners. Her unique

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2019

      It's a London thing

      by Caspar Melville, Peter Martin

    • Fiction
      March 2017

      The Mystery of Madam Yin

      by Nathan Winters

      Inspector Celeste Summersteen is leaving Chicago to travel to London with young Dorothea Ellingsford. It may seem that she is merely accompanying the girl back to her family, whereas her real task is much more precarious: one of Dorothea’s friend

    • True stories
      April 2013

      Once Upon a Time in the Sixties

      by Maddick, Peter

      If you remember the Sixties, then you weren't there'. Well Peter Maddick was there and he remembers most of it - the King's Road, Chelsea; the trendy models and hip photographers; the ad men; the road to St. Tropez; the hippy trail from Kathmandu. And

    • Literary Fiction
      March 2014

      Jet Set Desolate

      by Andrea Lambert

      A dive into post-millennial San Francisco, where electroclash cuts lines with the burgeoning dot-com bubble, and Lena falls for Jesse, a street-walking cheetah with a heart full of need. Follow the sores beneath the sequins, food stamps and semen

    • Memoirs
      October 2013

      A London Cabbie's Year

      by Mick Rose

      The life of a modern London taxi driver.

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