The South Country – Edward Thomas

“…After many days the rain ceases at midnight with the wind, and in the silence of dawn and frost the last rose of the world is dropping her petals down to the glistering whiteness, and there they rest blood-red on the winter’s desolate coast.” Published: 2009 (Written 1909) Publisher: Little Toller Books Genre: Non-Fiction/British Travel…

David & Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell

“…the phrase “David and Goliath” has come to be embedded in our language-as a metaphor for improbable victory. And the problem with that version of events is that almost everything about it is wrong.” Published: October 2013 (paperback) Publisher: Allen Lane Genre: Non-Fiction David & Goliath, subtitled Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants…

Slow Train to Guantanamo – Peter Millar

“I stroll out into the warm sticky afternoon heat to reacquaint myself with a city that is forever being built and forever falling down.” Published: 2012 Publisher: Arcadia Books Genre: Non-Fiction/Travel Peter Millar travels aboard the Cuban railway system, beginning in the crumbling, antiquated town of Havanna and ending in the far reaches of the…

Anatomies – Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Hugh Aldersey-Williams, famous for his previous Sunday Times bestseller Periodic Tales presents Anatomies as an appealing blend of science, history, literature and art. Opening with Rembrandt’s 1632 painting The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nocolaes Tulp, Aldersey-Williams makes it clear that Anatomies will not be an ordinary biology textbook detailing the in’s and out’s of human anatomy but instead, how the human body works…

5 Ingredients 10 Minutes – Jules Clancy

The tricky thing with cookbooks is that, not only do they have to list recipes but they also have to motivate you to make those recipes. And the two things that force me to don an apron and whip out a frying pan? 1. Simplicity 2. Photos It really is that simple but somehow so…