Independent eBooks

The Independent is home to a prestigious and unparalleled stable of journalistic talent, providing reports and analysis of events from around the globe. The archive of content that has been built up over more than 25 years presents us with a wonderful opportunity to compile a unique record of history as it happened. We are pleased to present, below, a growing portfolio of eBooks, each tracking the evolution of a specific story or topic over time.

48 HOURS IN… EUROPEAN CAPITALS

48 HOURS IN… EUROPEAN CAPITALS
How to enjoy the perfect short break in 20 great cities

Every Saturday in The Independent’s award-winning Traveller section, our “48 hours” stories explore new and exciting city-break itineraries. This collection is a wonderful reference tool for travellers looking for inspiration, whether filling time while away on business or enjoying a weekend away with friends or loved ones.

The cities chosen encompass well-known and less-visited destinations, and offer travellers everything from dazzling architecture to world-class museums, designer shopping and historic landmarks. They’re blessed with a range of accommodation options to suit every budget, restaurants for every taste, and bars and cafés that offer the chance to connect with local life. These are city breaks to tell your friends about; the sort of places that you’ll want to revisit in order to discover more of their secrets.

£2.99 / $4.99

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Nelson Mandela: Remembered

NELSON MANDELA REMEMBERED
A tribute in words and pictures

As the world mourns the passing of the most admired and inspirational statesman in living memory, this unique commemorative ebook celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela. As well as poignant and profound evocations of this extraordinary man by Anthony Sampson - his biographer - and John Carlin - friend, journalist and author of the book on which “Invictus” is based - NELSON MANDELA REMEMBERED chronicles the great man’s life exhaustively and lovingly: in rarely seen pictures, in tributes from world leaders, in the recollections of those who lived close to him in his days as a freedom fighter and a prisoner, in portraits of the family man and the global icon, and, not least, in historic extracts from Mandela’s own greatest speeches. With contributions from Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Albie Sachs, Walter Sisulu, Thabo Mbeki, Kofi Annan, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ahmed Kathrada and others, this is the definitive memorial to a man who dared to dream the impossible, and who overcame overwhelming odds to change history for the better.

£4.99 / $7.99

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Same-Sex Marriage

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This book collects reports published in The Independent over more than two decades, allowing you to retrace the long, hard journey to change, step by step, setback by setback, bold leap by bold leap. It is a story of courage, resilience, prejudice and principle, created by journalists who cannot have known, at the time, that what they were writing would one day form a chapter in a longer good news story. This book allows to you consider history as it happened and is, above all, a moving narrative of human hope and decency – which is arguably all the more moving when you know that, despite all the setbacks, there is a happy ending.

£1.99 / $2.99




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The New Suffragettes

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A hundred years after Emily Wilding Davison threw herself under the King’s racehorse at the Derby, the rights she fought for are largely taken for granted in Britain. But there are still many places around the world where women risk their lives in pursuit of basic freedoms. This collection of interviews, profiles and first-person accounts – originally published in The Independent to mark the centenary of Davison’s death (on 8 June 1913) – celebrates some of the bravest.

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Science Made Simple

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Every child goes through a phase of asking embarrassingly simple questions. Why is the sky blue? Why do we dream? Where did the Moon come from? Even the most educated adult can be stumped by such inquiries. But the curiosity behind them – and the urge to satisfy it – lies at the heart of science.This compendium of questions and answers is based on a weekly column first launched in The Independent more than 15 years ago under the rubric “Technoquest”. It was inspired by the realisation that many readers had scientific conundrums niggling away at the back of their minds and would welcome a service that answered them.

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Robert Fisk on Algeria

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For those seeking to understand why Algeria’s tragedy matters, and what it means, there is no better place to start than here: a collection of contemporary reportage by the world’s pre-eminent Middle-East correspondent, Robert Fisk, who raised the alarm about what was happening in Algeria while the rest of the world looked away.Much of it is harrowing to read:a catalogue of man’s inhumanity to man, punctuated with shining instances of courage, kindness and humour but no less tragic for that. But it is the truth. And for anyone who wishes to understand the problems confronting us today, it is essential reading.

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Brits who migrate to Costa del Sol more unhappy than those who stay at home

It's not always fun in the sun: Moving abroad does not guarantee happiness

Brits who migrate to Costa del Sol more unhappy than those who stay at home
Migrants in Britain a decade on: They came, they worked, they stayed in Lincolnshire

Migrants in Britain a decade on

They came, they worked, they stayed in Lincolnshire
Chris Addison on swapping politics for pillow talk

Chris Addison on swapping politics for pillow talk

The 'Thick of It' favourite thinks the romcom is an 'awful genre'. So why is he happy with a starring role in Sky Living's new Lake District-set series 'Trying Again'?
Why musicians play into their old age

Why musicians play into their old age

Nick Hasted looks at how they are driven by a burning desire to keep on entertaining fans despite risking ridicule
How can you tell a gentleman?

How can you tell a gentleman?

A list of public figures with gallant attributes by Country Life magazine throws a fascinating light on what it means to be a gentleman in the modern world
Pet a porter: posh pet pampering

Pet a porter: posh pet pampering

The duo behind Asos and Achica have launched a new venture offering haute couture to help make furry companions fashionable
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: The mutiny that sent a ripple of fear through the Empire

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

The mutiny that sent a ripple of fear through the Empire
Hot stuff: 10 best kettles

Hot stuff: 10 best kettles

Celebrate St George’s Day with a nice cup of tea. Now you just need to get the water boiled
Sam Wallace: Why Giggs is perfect fit as Manchester United boss... in the longer term

Sam Wallace

Why Ryan Giggs is perfect fit as Manchester United boss... in the longer term
Renaud Lavillenie: The sky's the limit for this pole vaulter's ambitions

Renaud Lavillenie: The sky's the limit for this pole vaulter's ambitions

Having smashed Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old record, the French phenomenon tells Simon Turnbull he can go higher
Through the screen: British Pathé opens its archives

Through the screen

British Pathé opens its archives
The man behind the papier mâché mask

Frank Sidebottom

The man behind the papier mâché mask
Chris Marker: Mystic film-maker with a Midas touch

Mystic film-maker with a Midas touch

Chris Marker retrospective is a revelation
Boston runs again: Thousands take to the streets for marathon as city honours dead and injured of last year's bombing

Boston runs again

Thousands of runners take to the streets as city honours dead of last year
40 years of fostering and still holding the babies (and with no plans to retire)

40 years of fostering and holding the babies

In their seventies and still working as specialist foster parents