The Penguin Lessons is the heart-warming story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom Michell from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before starting a new job in an Argentine boarding school.

In The White Road, acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest – a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Read an extract from the new book from the author of The Hare With the Amber Eyes.

Airline pilot and author of Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot, Mark Vanhoenacker writes about the soundtrack to his flying in this exclusive essay.

Zelda la Grange grew up in South Africa as a white Afrikaner who supported the rules of segregation. Yet just a few years after the end of Apartheid she would become Nelson Mandela’s trusted assistant, growing to cherish the man she had been taught was the enemy. Here she pays tribute to Madiba as she knew him in an extract from Good Morning, Mr Mandela.

The long-awaited memoir by one of the music world’s most iconic and influential performers and songwriters, Elvis Costello, will publish in Autumn 2015.

Otto Dov Kulka’s remarkable memoir Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death explores the permanent and indelible marks left by the Holocaust and a childhood spent in Auschwitz. Excerpted below is the first chapter from the book: ‘A Prologue That Could Also Be An Epilogue’.