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Marilynne Robinson

The Givenness of Things

The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture we […]

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Steve Silberman

Neurotribes

What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive […]

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Carly Simon

Boys in the Trees

Simon’s memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard […]

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Chrissie Hynde

Reckless – My Life

By the time she was 14, Chrissie Hynde knew she had to get out of Akron, Ohio. […]

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Edmund de Waal

The White Road

‘Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first’ A handful of clay […]

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Tony Judt

When the Facts Change – Essays 1995 – 2010

A great thinker’s final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of […]

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Notes from the Velvet Underground – The Life of Lou Reed

Lou Reed, who died in 2013, was best known to the general public as the grumpy New […]

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David Cavanagh

Good Night and Good Riddance

Goodnight and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Britain is a […]

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Deep South

Acclaimed and beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to his own country – America – […]

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A.E. Hotchner

Hemingway in Love

In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary’s […]

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Patti Smith

M Train

From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told […]

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Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling

Bill Bryson’s first travel book for fifteen years – a brand new journey around Britain. Once again, […]

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Charles Bukowski

On Writing

Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our […]

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Christopher Bray

1965 – The Year Modern Britain Was Born

There is Britain before 1965 and Britain after 1965 – and they are not the same thing. […]

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Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk

As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading […]