A History of Water

‘Exhilarating and whip-smart’ THE SUNDAY TIMESFrom award-winning writer Edward Wilson-Lee, this is a thrilling true historical detective story set in sixteenth-century...

The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal Library

Without libraries, what have we? We have no past and no future. This book tells for the first time in English the story of the first great universal library in the age of...

The Catalogue Of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, And The Quest To Build The World's Greatest Library

This impeccably researched and “adventure-packed” (The Washington Post) account of the obsessive quest by Christopher Columbus’s son to create the greatest...

Shakespeare in Swahililand Adventures with the Ever-Living Poet

Investigating the literary culture of the early interaction between European countries and East Africa, Edward Wilson-Lee uncovers an extraordinary sequence of stories in which...