Between the Covers
Never have we needed Jilly Cooper’s wit, warmth, wisdom – her naughty joie de vivre more than now. This classic collection of journalism and observation on the ups and downs of everyday life is a tonic full of sex, socialising and survival. Glorious!
Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency
The importance of art is especially significant at the moment, and Funny Weather is an inspiring tour de force. From Georgia O’Keeffe to Ali Smith, Freddie Mercury and far beyond, Laing’s enthusiasm, analysis and sure-footed originality are as stars in the firmament.
Grumbling at Large
Arguably one of Britain’s most distinguished authors, Priestley honed the essay-form to perfection. His subjects range from pipe-smoking (the joy of) to television (the point of?), post-war politics to modern transport (the horrors of, both). Controversial often, but grumpy only occasionally.
There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness
From the influential scientist and author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics come a series of essays to renew and reinvigorate our curiosity. From Newton’s alchemy to travels in Africa, these are delightfully poetic voyages of discovery and illumination.
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