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Humankind: A Hopeful History – Rutger Bregman


A passionately argued plea for a changed outlook and a fresh evaluation of the virtues of kindness and altruism. He’s adamant that we must assume that people are good, would prefer to cooperate rather than to compete, and that trusting one other and thinking the best of one other is vital to rebuilding our economic and political future. Timely and thought-provoking.

Mark Anchovy: Pizza Detective – William Goldsmith


Plenty of laughs and puzzles for readers of 7-10 years. Colin is no ordinary pizza delivery boy – he is also an aspiring detective. Codenamed ‘Mark Anchovy’ he is sent from his sleepy English seaside town on a special mission to Rome to track down a stolen painting and capture a notorious thief.

Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reid


An illuminating examination of the inner life of a young black woman just out of college who takes a job as nanny to a privileged young white couple and embarks on a relationship with one of their circle. A fresh and astute musing on friendship, race, motherhood, and love.

Talking to Strangers – Malcom Gladwell


Another pertinent title, now in paperback, in which the author uses case studies and anecdotes to examine the ways in which we misinterpret or fail to communicate with one another and hence often feel polarised, isolated or misunderstood. Original and stimulating, a refreshing read.

The Dutch House – Ann Patchett


Set over 50 years, this is the story of Maeve and her brother who grow up in an ornate house in the Philadelphia suburbs but are then evicted following an unexpected change in their family circumstances. Both a compelling read and a moving exploration of family obligations. Highly recommended.