There’s a dangerous idea being peddled by bookstores: that some books will make you feel more intelligent, well-informed and thoughtful without any real effort on your part.
Forget about fish and chips on the Costa Del Sol. Spain offers a cornucopia of tasty delights for the adventurous palette. Anita Roy went there to widen her horizons – and her waistline.
When Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away in December 2010, writers and musicians the world over struggled to convey just how […]
An unlikely hero turns up on my bookshelf, Anita maintains.
The grand spectacle of the annual migration of British expats from India, in the summer of 1997. To be narrated ideally in Attenboroughesque hushed tones.
Sara Maitland retreated from the world to a tiny, isolated cottage on the Scottish island of Skye in order to embark on an existential investigation of ‘silence and solitude’ — the two terms being, for her, almost synonymous.
Hari Kunzru’s blazing novel on race, obsession and singing the blues.
Head’s up. Raymond Tallis’s fantastical journey around the ‘Kingdom of Infinite Space’.
Nan Shepherd’s reissued paean to Scotland’s Cairngorm mountains is a masterpiece
Amy Liptrot’s brave and raw memoir of recovery from alcoholism. To mark the new year, with new resolution…