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A Strange Life – Selected Essays of Louisa May Alcott
A Strange Life – Selected Essays of Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

Available to preorder ahead of publication on 26th October 2023. Louisa May Alcott is best known as the author of Little Women. But she was also a noted essayist who wrote on a wide range of subjects, including her father’s failed utopian commune, life as a Civil War nurse and her experience as a young woman sent to work in service to alleviate her family’s poverty. Blending gentle satire with reportage and emotive biography, these essays show Alcott to be one of the sharpest wits in American literature.

Modern Buildings in London
Modern Buildings in London

Ian Nairn Travis Elborough

First published in 1964, Modern Buildings in London is a celebration of the city’s post-war architecture by the famously untrained critic Ian Nairn. Written ‘by a layman for laymen’, Nairn’s take on 260 buildings that were instantly recognisable as ‘modern’ includes descriptions of classic designs such as the Barbican, the former BBC Television Centre, as well as schools, ambulance stations, car parks and even care homes.

Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays
Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays

Barry Lopez Rebecca Solnit

An urgent final work from the award-winning author whose writing, fieldwork and mentorship inspired generations of writers and activists. With an introduction by Rebecca Solnit that speaks to Lopez’s keen attention to the world, including its spiritual dimensions, Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World opens our minds and sounds to the important of being wholly present to the beauty and complexity of life.

Fashion: A Manifesto – Signed Copy
Fashion: A Manifesto – Signed Copy

Anouchka Grose

Taking us on a journey from the court of Louis XIV to TikTok’s avant apocalypse, Fashion: A Manifesto scrutinises fashion from a number of angles: historically, psychologically, politically, environmentally, even linguistically, to open up questions about the ways in which it works, both for and against us, and looks forward to a future where our clothes treat us – not to mention the planet – a great deal more kindly.

Fashion: A Manifesto
Fashion: A Manifesto

Anouchka Grose

Taking us on a journey from the court of Louis XIV to TikTok’s avant apocalypse, Fashion: A Manifesto scrutinises fashion from a number of angles: historically, psychologically, politically, environmentally, even linguistically, to open up questions about the ways in which it works, both for and against us, and looks forward to a future where our clothes treat us – not to mention the planet – a great deal more kindly.

Cary Grant’s Suit: Nine Movies That Made Me the Wreck I Am Today – Signed Copy
Cary Grant’s Suit: Nine Movies That Made Me the Wreck I Am Today – Signed Copy

Todd McEwen

Todd McEwen grew up in Southern California. As the son of relatively normal people, he had no in with Hollywood, a mere thirteen miles away, try as he might. This is a kid who loved the movies so much, he got up at 4.30 in the morning to watch Laurel and Hardy. A kid who made his father project 8mm cartoons onto the family’s dining room curtains so they could be slowly parted, just like at a real cinema. A guy who based his philosophy of life on Captain Nemo, and has watched Chinatown over sixty times. So far.

Cary Grant’s Suit: Nine Movies That Made Me the Wreck I Am Today
Cary Grant’s Suit: Nine Movies That Made Me the Wreck I Am Today

Todd McEwen

Todd McEwen grew up in Southern California. As the son of relatively normal people, he had no in with Hollywood, a mere thirteen miles away, try as he might. This is a kid who loved the movies so much, he got up at 4.30 in the morning to watch Laurel and Hardy. A kid who made his father project 8mm cartoons onto the family’s dining room curtains so they could be slowly parted, just like at a real cinema. A guy who based his philosophy of life on Captain Nemo, and has watched Chinatown over sixty times. So far.

Tiny Feet: A Treasury for Parents – Signed Copy
Tiny Feet: A Treasury for Parents – Signed Copy

Lauren Child

Children are a wonder – a miracle – and everyone has an opinion on how we should raise them. From novelists to paediatricians; from modern parenting ‘experts’ to child psychologists, Tiny Feet is the first anthology of its kind, showcasing a range of the most influential writing about children over the past four-hundred years. Introduced by award-winning author and illustrator Lauren Child.

Tiny Feet: A Treasury for Parents
Tiny Feet: A Treasury for Parents

Lauren Child

Children are a wonder – a miracle – and everyone has an opinion on how we should raise them. From novelists to paediatricians; from modern parenting ‘experts’ to child psychologists, Tiny Feet is the first anthology of its kind, showcasing a range of the most influential writing about children over the past four-hundred years. Introduced by award-winning author and illustrator Lauren Child.

Thus Spake Zarathustra
Thus Spake Zarathustra

Friedrich Nietzsche Michael Hulse Joanna Kavenna

‘Michael Hulse’s translation of this extraordinary work feels absolutely fresh and true.’ Ruth Padel

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