Was Charles Dickens the secret lover of young actress Nelly Ternan? How would a man of his renown have hidden such an affair? This book offers a complete account of the scandal that threatened to ruin Dickens - now dramatised as The Invisible Woman, a 2014 BBC film starring Ralph Fiennes.
Despite a propaganda programme intent on maintaining the cliche of stability, Putin's regime was suddenly confronted in December 2011 by a public protest movement that told a different side of the story. The author argues that Putinism has brought economic growth to Russia but also weaker institutions, and this contradiction leads to instability.
This third edition of Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones's history of the Central Intelligence Agency includes a new prologue that discusses the history of the CIA since the end of the Cold War, focusing in particular on the intelligence dimensions of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
Rachel Adams' life had always gone according to plan. Everything changed with the birth of her second child, Henry. Just minutes after he was born, doctors told her that Henry had Down syndrome. In this book, she chronicles the first three years of Henry's life and her own transformative experience of becoming the mother of a disabled child.