Cookery is not necessarily a subject one immediately associates with the author - one of Britain's most distinguished historians and commentators. This title presents a selection of his occasional writings...
Bringing Shakespeare back to life
John Jeremiah Sullivan
Takes us on a funhouse hall-of-mirrors ride through the other side of America - to the Ozarks for a Christian rock festival; to Florida to meet the straggling refugees of...
In 17 essays and one short story, Julian Barnes discusses the writers that mean most to him, including Orwell, Kipling and Houellebecq.
Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in...
In summer 2010, the author decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk...
'I think of him all the time, and he thinks of me not at all...'
We all love stories. Many of us love to tell them, and even dream of making a living from it too. But what is a story? Hundreds of books about...
Cassell Illustrated; Paul Gravett
There's something new to discover for even the most devoted fan in the ultimate guide to graphic storytelling.
Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets. This title gives an account of his final five years, centred on his extraordinary friendship with...
David Foster Wallace
Previously uncollected non-fiction, including the essay considered by many to be his finest, 'Federer Both Flesh and Not'.
W. G. Sebald; Jo Catling
Fusing biography and essay, and finding, as ever, inspiration in place - as when he journeys to the Ile St Pierre, the tiny, lonely Swiss island where Jean-Jacques Rousseau found...
A dazzling collection of essays by the bestselling author of What I Loved - thought-provoking, engaging, illuminating reflections on what it means to be human.
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On January 3, 2011, exactly one month before his sixty-fourth birthday, the author sat down and wrote the first entry of "Winter Journal", his unorthodox, beautifully wrought examination of his...
J. G. Ballard; Simon Sellars; Dan...
A startling and at times unsettlingly prescient collection of J.G. Ballard's greatest interviews.
Jonathon Bate; Dora Thornton
Presents a fresh view of the early modern world through the eyes of Shakespeare, his players and audiences. This book illustrates the Catholic counterculture that is revealed through the failed...