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Please note that this title is not published until August 4th.
A transatlantic flight lands safely after experiencing turbulence; three months later the same flight with the same people, lands again. A compelling and convincing exploration of a seemingly impossible situation with a surprising yet elegant resolution.
From the earliest printed examples to the present, featuring some of the most striking volumes from the V&A’s collection, thematically arranged. Exquisite.
Beautifully illustrated volume which traces the long history of the creative workspace, both in myth and reality, and includes awide variety of artisanal activities as well as painting, drawing and sculpting.
On Wednesday 29th June, David Hendy will be in conversation with Simon Shaps at St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, discussing the past, present, and future of the BBC – see here for details and to buy tickets.
David Hendy is a writer, broadcaster and Emeritus professor of Media and Cultural History at the University of Sussex.
In his latest work The BBC: A People’s History, published to mark its centenary, he tells the dramatic story of the people who built and developed the BBC, and traces the evolution of a global broadcasting company against the background of the enormous transformation of British society over the past century.
The result is a fascinating account of its maverick beginnings, the wartime years, the creation of television, changing public taste, austerity and the huge challenges posed by competing television channels, the internet and streaming services. Above all, it is a lively popular history of a much loved and admired institution, full of characters, stories and incident.
Two French girls scheme to produce a novel about their harsh, rural 1950s community. Fabienne dictates the plot, Agnes devotedly transcribes. A haunting fable about the mysteries of love, friendship, and storytelling.
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It is in the midst of a swirling river, casting a line, that Mark Wormald meets Ted Hughes. He stands where the poet stood, forty years ago, because fishing was Ted Hughes’s way of breathing – and because the poet’s writing has made Mark understand that it has always been his way of breathing, too. Using Hughes’s poetry collection River and his fishing diaries as a guide, Mark returns again and again to the rivers and lakes in Britain and Ireland where the poet fished.
At times, he uses Ted’s fly patterns; at others his rods. It is an obsession; a fundamental connection to nature; a thrilling wildness; an elemental pursuit. But it is also a release and a consolation, as Mark fishes after the sudden death of his mother and during the slow fading of his father.
A brilliant blend of memoir and biography, The Catch is a stunning meditation on poetry and nature, and a quiet reflection on what it means to be a father and a son.
This is an anthology of powerful essays by key contributors which skilfully explains key concepts and outlines proposals for urgent action and research.
An unusual and diverting collection of remarkable images from around the world which explores the ancient belief that the cosmos is reflected in all living things.
Illustrated by Max Rambaldi.
A fascinating exploration of space and time explaining how the universe came to be, how stars are made and what is in a black hole.
Age guide: 7-11
A passionate appeal to cherish, appreciate and preserve natural darkness and the many benefits it confers on the circadian rhythms and health of all living things.
Please note that this title is not published until August 11th.
A young deaf woman with an extraordinary gift for observation joins a scientific team which aims to teach human language to four captive dolphins. A fascinating exploration of communication between species and also between genders in a male dominated world.