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It is a fascinating and vivid introduction for readers new to Woolf, and a necessary companion for devotees. Includes 'A Haunted House', 'Kew Gardens', 'A Mark on the Wall' and 42 other pieces. Edited, with introductions and notes by Susan Dick. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON
Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius.
Sapiens, a thought-provoking book penned by the renowned author Yuval Noah Harari, was published in 2015 by Vintage Publishing. This masterpiece delves into the realm of non-fiction, offering readers an intriguing exploration of the evolution of humankind. Harari's compelling narrative takes us on a journey through history, examining the key factors that have shaped our societies and our world. From the dawn of the Cognitive Revolution to the rise of the Agricultural Revolution, 'Sapiens' is a book that challenges our understanding of who we are and where we come from. Published by Vintage Publishing, this is a must-read for those who are interested in understanding the complexity of human evolution and our place in the world.
Uncomfortable with the attitudes of the white settlers, Hanna is determined to befriend the prostitutes working for her, and change life in the town for the better, but the distrust between blacks and whites, and the shadow of colonialism, lead to tragedy and murder.
The third chilling instalment in the new Spook's legend .
Nigella Lawson has written eleven bestselling cookery books including the classics How to Eat and How to Be a Domestic Goddess ¿ the book that inspired a whole new generation of bakers. These books, and her TV series, have made her a household name around the world.
In the tradition of Zachary Mason's bestselling first novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey - where he recast episodes from Homer's masterpiece - Metamorphica now reimagines Ovid's epic poem of endless transformation, Metamorphoses.
Why do we do what we do? This book is at once a tour and a majestic synthesis of the whole science of human behaviour. Brought to life through engaging stories, it offers the fullest picture yet of the origins of tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, war and peace.
WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY MARGARET ATWOOD AND DAVID BRADSHAWFar in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society.Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.
`Fascinating... compelling... [Harari] has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the 21st century' Bill Gates, New York Times`Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian
Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: how can we protect this fragile world from our own destructive power?
Entangled Life is a mind-altering journey into a spectacular and neglected world, and shows that fungi provide a key to understanding both the planet on which we live, and life itself. 'Reads like an adventure story ...
An exquisitely told tragic tale of thwarted love, My Policeman is soon to be adapted into film by Amazon Prime starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin. It is in 1950s' Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom.
A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman's experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature.
The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle - one of many which combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece.
As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.
Toru Watanabe is looking back on the love and passions of his life and trying to make sense of it all. As his first love Naoko sinks deeper into mental despair, he is inexorably pushed to find a new meaning and a new love in order to survive.
Chaos is a riveting book written by the renowned author James Gleick. Published by Vintage Publishing in 1997, this masterpiece is a must-read for all book lovers. The book falls under the genre of popular science and non-fiction, making it an exciting read for those interested in these categories. Chaos provides a comprehensive insight into the fascinating world of chaos theory. Gleick's masterful storytelling and in-depth research make it an engaging and enlightening read. The book has been appreciated for its clear and accessible style, making complex scientific concepts understandable for the general reader. Published by Vintage Publishing, Chaos has been instrumental in popularizing the concepts of chaos theory. Don't miss out on this enlightening read!
Food, for me, is a constant pleasure: I like to think greedily about it, reflect deeply on it, learn from it; it ... More than just a mantra, "cook, eat, repeat" is the story of my life.'Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food. Written in Nigella's engaging and insightful style, this is a cook book full of warmth and personality, and is the ultimate gift for foodies this Christmas.Whether asking 'What is a Recipe?' or declaring death to the Guilty Pleasure, Nigella's wisdom about food and life comes to the fore, with tasty new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again.'The recipes I write come from my life, my home', says Nigella, and here she shares the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through over 150 new recipes that make the most of her favourite ingredients.Dedicated chapters include 'A is for Anchovy' (a celebration of the bacon of the sea), 'Rhubarb', 'A Loving Defence of Brown Food', a suitably expansive chapter devoted to family dinners, plus inspiration for vegan feasts and solo suppers.'A rapturous account of wonderful food and a joyful antidote to everything else' Meera Sodha, Guardian'I can't think of a better companion for these strange times' Bee Wilson, Sunday Times
This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.
Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions.
In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed.