Further 2020 Releases

I have been through all of the autumn 2020 publishers catalogues that could lay my hands on. I have extracted all the books that I really really like the look of. Most are non-fiction, as you have probably come to expect by now, but there are a smattering of fiction and sci-fi in there. This is why my TBR is never going to end!!!


Allen Lane

The Sirens of Mars – Sarah Stewart Johnson

Owls of the Eastern Ice – Jonathan C. Slaght

Calling Bullshit – Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin D. West

Bunker – Bradley Garrett

English Pastoral – James Rebanks

The Ten Equations that Rule the World – David Sumpter


Bodley Head

Why We Drive – Matthew Crawford

Science Fictions – Stuart Ritchie

The Janus Point – Julian Barbour

Ten Tips for Surviving a Black Hole – Janna Levin



Wild Abandon – Jen Barclay



The Secret History of Here – Alistair Moffat

Idiot Wind – Peter Kaldheim

The Oak Papers – James Canton

Antlers of Water – Ed. Kathleen Jamie



Ingredients – George Zaidan

Queen of Spies – Paddy Hayes



Impact: Reshaping capitalism to drive real change – Ronald Cohen

Why We Swim – Bonnie Tsui

Letters from an Astrophysicist – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Perfect Planet – Huw Cordey



Tales From the Life of Bruce Wannell – Various


Elliott & Thompson

Into The Tangled Bank – Lev Parikian


Faber & Faber

Conflicted – Ian Leslie

Beneath the Night – Stuart Clarke

Lost for Words – Alex Bellos

The Stubborn Light Of Things – Melissa Harrison



The Museum of Whales You Will Never See – A. Kendra Greene

Undreamed Shores – Frances Larson

Eat the Buddha – Barbara Demick

Between Light and Storm – Esther Woolfson


Hamish Hamiton

The Lost Spells – Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris


Head of Zeus

99% – Mark Thomas

We, Robots – Simon Ings (ed.)

Jet Man – Duncan Campbell-Smith

Languages are Good for Us – Sophie Hardach

Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific – Nicholas Thomas

The Gardens of Mars Madagascar, an Island Story – John Gimlette

The First Kingdom – Max Adams

The Wild Isles – Patrick Barkham (ed.)

The Cabin in the Mountains – Robert Ferguson


Icon Books

The Gran Tour – Ben Aiken


Jonathan Cape

Vesper Flights – Helen Macdonald

Inmates – Sean Borodale

Gigantic Cinema – Ed. Alice Oswald and Paul Keegan



The Border – Erika Fatland


Michael Joseph

A History of Britain in 12 Maps – Philip Parker



Weirdest Maths At the Frontiers of Reason – David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee

The Last Stargazers – Emily Levesque

Survival of the Friendliest – Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods

Them and Us – Philippe Legrain


Pan Macmillan

The Saints of Salvation – Peter F. Hamilton

The Dark Archive – Genevieve Cogman



The Bookseller’s Tale – Martin Latham



Reimagining Capitalism – Rebecca Henderson

Competition is Killing Us – Michelle Meagher

Bad Buying – Peter Smith

Investing To Save The Planet – Alice Ross

BANKING ON IT: How I Disrupted an Industry – Anne Boden



Summerwater – Sarah Moss

The Gospel of the Eels: A Father, a Son and the World’s Most Enigmatic Fish – Patrik Svensson

How The Hell Are You? – Glyn Maxwell

Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books – Cathy Rentzenbrink

The Running Book: A journey through memory, landscape and history – John Connell



Notes from Deep Time – Helen Gordon

The Velvet Rope Economy – Nelson Schwartz

Fabric – Victoria Finlay

The Colour Code – Paul Simpson



Red Sands – Caroline Eden


Reaktion Books

Crime Dot Com – Geoff White

Wanderers – Kerri Andrews

A History of Writing – Steven Roger Fischer

Landscape as Weapon – John Beck


Sandstone Press

The Actuality – Paul Braddon


Square Peg

The Swallow: A Biography – Stephen Moss



Slow Trains to Seville – Tom Chesshyre



Written In Bone – Sue Black

Privacy is Power – Carissa Véliz

The Wild Life of the Fox – John Lewis-Stempel


Two Roads

Tall Tales and Wee Stories – Billy Connolly



Agent Sonya – Ben Macintyre

The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy – Arik Kershenbaum

How Spies Think – David Omand

Numbers Don’t Lie – Vaclav Smil



The Outlaw Ocean – Ian Urbina

Harvest – Edward Posnett



Hodder & Stoughton

The 2084 Report – James Lawrence Powell

Billion Dollar Loser – Reeves Wiedeman

Nala’s World – Dean Nicholson

The 99% Invisible City – Roman Mars & Kurt Kohlstedt

Clanlands – Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish

Good Enough – Eleanor Ross

Bread Therapy – Pauline Beaumont


Yellow Kite

TFL Quote of the Day – All on the board


John Murray

Burning the Books – Richard Ovenden

Meteorite – Tim Gregory

If, Then – Jill Lepore

Word Perfect – Susie Dent

Things I Learned on the 6.28 – Stig Abell


Two Roads

Spell In The Wild – Alice Tarbuck

Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes – Jeremy Hardy, ed. Katie Barlow & David Tyler



Outraged – Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles

The Book of Trespass – Nick Hayes

Behind the Enigma – John Ferris

How to Lose the Information War – Nina Jankowicz

Catching Stardust – Natalie Starkey

First Light – Emma Chapman


Any books in this list that take your fancy? Any that you weren’t aware of? More importantly, are there any that I have missed that you might know of?

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  1. Penny

    Excellent Paul, thanks for going through all the catalogues. Some really good ones to look forward to.

    • Paul

      No problem at all Penny. Hope you’re well and staying safe

    • Paul

      I have found some more to add, so will update it very soon!

  2. Liz Dexter

    Wow, some great ones there. I have Into The Tangled Bank and it looks amazing – will be reviewing it soon.

    • Paul

      There are some cracking books. I just need to read faster

    • Paul

      I have found some more to add, so will update it very soon!

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