The Literary Almanac – Francesca Beauman

Published By: QuercusPages: 191Released On: 30/09/2021 Discover over 300 seasonal book recommendations in the ultimate reading list for book lovers everywhere. Spanning the dreary, cold days of January to the first flushes of spring and then the blazing August heat, bibliophile Francesca Beauman offers up a wealth of book recommendations. From The Count of MonteContinue reading “The Literary Almanac – Francesca Beauman”

Filmquake – Ian Haydn Smith

Published By: QuartoPages: 208Released On: 04/01/2022 FilmQuake introduces 50 movies that shook the cinematic world, telling the fascinating stories behind their creation, reception and legacy. From unbelievable developments kn technology (Citizen Kane 1941) to feminist triumphs (Wanda 1970); films that kickstarted New Queer Cinema (Paris is Burning 1990) to others that challenged laemakers (A ShortContinue reading “Filmquake – Ian Haydn Smith”

Write It All Down – Cathy Rentzenbrink

Published By: Pan MacmillanPages: 240Released On: 06/01/2022 Why do we write and what stops us? How does the urge to express ourselves fight with the worry that no one will care or that we will get in trouble? How do we identify and overcome everything that gets in our way so we can start makingContinue reading “Write It All Down – Cathy Rentzenbrink”

Charles Dickens: Places and Objects of Interest – Paul Kendall

Published By: Frontline BooksPages: 312Released On: 30/11/2021 Few writers have had a greater impact upon British society than Charles Dickens. His stories, and, in particular, his many memorable characters, highlighted the life of the forgotten poor and disadvantaged within society at a time when Britain was the leading economic and political power in the world.Continue reading “Charles Dickens: Places and Objects of Interest – Paul Kendall”

Per My Last Email – Stephanie K. Wright

Published By: Andrews McMeelPages: 128Released On: 11/11/2021 Offices are a breeding ground for odd expressions and hackneyed platitudes. Why are we peeling onions and putting irons in the fire? And most importantly, how is it even possible to give 110%? Per My Last Email will provide you with fresh new words to sprinkle throughout yourContinue reading “Per My Last Email – Stephanie K. Wright”

Autobibliography- Rob Doyle

Published By: SwiftPages: 256Released On: 04/11/2021 Rob Doyle recounts a year spent rereading fifty-two books – from the Dhammapada and Marcuz Aurelius, via The Tibetan Book of the Dead and La Rochefoucauld, to Robert Bolano and Svetlana Alexievich – as well as the memories they trigger and the reverberations they create. It is a recordContinue reading “Autobibliography- Rob Doyle”

The Illustrated Etymologicon-Mark Forsyth

Published By: Icon BooksPages: 320Released On: 04/11/2021 The Etymologicon is an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? MarkContinue reading “The Illustrated Etymologicon-Mark Forsyth”

What Alexander McQueen Can Teach Us About Fashion – Ana Finel Honigman

Published By: Frances LincolnPages: 144Date Published: 28/09/2021 Alexander McQueen will go down in history as the most talented and enigmatic ‘bad boy’ of fashion. But it was his drive and visionary perspective that secured his place in sartorial legend when his defying couture looks sent shockwaves through the fashion landscape. But how did he think?Continue reading “What Alexander McQueen Can Teach Us About Fashion – Ana Finel Honigman”

Studio of the South – Martin Bailey

Published By: Frances LincolnPages: 224Date Published: 06/07/2021Date Read: 25/07/2021 For Van Gogh, the south of France was an exciting new land, bursting with life. He walked into the hills inspired by the landscapes, and painted harvest scenes in the heat of summer. He visited a fishing village where he saw the Mediterranean for the firstContinue reading “Studio of the South – Martin Bailey”

Unearthing The Secret Garden – Marta McDowell

Published by: Timber PressPages: 320Date published: 28/09/2021 (Kindle) 28/10/2021 (Hardback)Date read: 22/06/2021 New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of our most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deeply inspiredContinue reading “Unearthing The Secret Garden – Marta McDowell”