We need books, like Ali Smith’s How to be Both, to remind us to stop talking into our hands, to remove little blocks from our ears, and look up from screens
Ali Smith’s sparkling anthology is a spirited advocacy for public libraries: an institution that is underfunded, underused and under threat.
“The nudge of ghosts” in Adam Thorpe’s Ulverton – stranger than fiction.
Tune out, turn off, drop in. Jules Evans in search of ecstasy.
On forgotten roads with an Indian elder. Kent Nerburn’s wonderful testimony to the Native American worldview through the eyes of an extraordinary old man called Dan.
An overdose of empathy in Peter Wohlleben’s ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’.
The Wonderful World of Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The history of our species is the history of plants and each of them deserves a place in the spotlight irrespective of how they serve or aid humans.
Re-reading David Copperfield after three decades is an exercise in bibliomasochism.
Kids having Fun. Adults? Not so much. (Or the other way round).