As usual, Dawkins combines science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate the hypocrisies of religion. Although most of us may feel an ongoing disillusionment with politics, this book shines a spotlight on the groups and individuals fighting to make a difference. The Europeans by Orlando Figes 19 Sept. A richly enthralling, panoramic cultural history of nineteenth-century Europe, told through the intertwined lives of three remarkable people: a great singer, Pauline Viardot, a great writer, Ivan Turgenev, and a great connoisseur, Pauline's husband Louis.
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Discover everything you were never taught at school about how to lead a better life He talk about sophisticated things in simple but not simplistic ways. A beautiful book that you should have in your home' Chris Evans. We spend years in school learning facts and figures but the one thing we're never taught is how to live a fulfilled life. That's why we need The School of Life - a real organisation founded ten years ago by writer and philosopher Alain de Botton.
The School of Life has one simple aim: to equip people with the tools to survive and thrive in the modern world.
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And the most important of these tools is emotional intelligence. This book brings together ten years of essential and transformative research on emotional intelligence, with practical topics including:. The School of Life is nothing short of a crash course in emotional maturity. With all the trademark wit and elegance of Alain de Botton's other writings, and rooted in practical, achievable advice, it show us a path to the better lives we all want and deserve.
Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill 5 Sept. Artist and writer Nikita Gill takes inspiration from the greatest goddesses of Greek mythology to provide a timely dose of feminist inspiration for modern women. From Medusa to Circe, these are the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors and destroyers that still fascinate us today.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood 10 Sept. Well, almost everything! Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.
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At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments , she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
Hey Grandude is an action-packed picturebook adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandkids can get up to. Meet Grandude - a super-cool, intrepid-explorer grandfather with some amazing tricks up his sleeve A collection of 11 Grimm fairy tales reimagined with a whole host of animal characters from the pen of award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland and beautifully illustrated by Susan Varley.
The perfect book for introducing these incredible stories to little ones. From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer - a Mary Poppins for the modern day! With his magic compass he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe. Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes in the Wild West, and escape snowy avalanches! Brought to life in a riot of colour by talented children's illustrator Kathryn Durst, it's the perfect story for little explorers.
A charming tale from the music legend - with the most glorious illustrations that will be enjoyed by old and young - THE SUN. Inspired by his own experience of being a 'Grandude' of eight, the picture book sees four youngsters and their grandfather travel the world on a host of magical adventures.
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The Body by Bill Bryson 3 Oct. Bill Bryson turns his attention inwards to explore the human body. Retired maths teacher turned comedian Ranganathan tells his origin story in his hilarious and irreverent autobiography. From the delights of Sri Lankan hospitality to his struggles as a child, we learn about his adolescent flirtation with a rap career and his attempts to make it in comedy.
We talk about feminism in the workplace and dating after MeToo, but when it comes to our sex lives, few of us are free of our own patriarchal conditioning and niggling fears. From faking it to consent, stress to kink, Flo Perry is on a mission to get more people talking openly about what they do and don't want from every romantic encounter. Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald 3 Oct. In Helen Macdonald weaved magic with her award-winning nature book H is for Hawk , shining a light on the world of birds. Her newest book, Vesper Flights , is a collection of transcendent essays charting our relationship with wildlife - from wild boar to mushroom hunting, to migraines and bird watching.
Eating Animals had a profound effect on the literary world, spurning many readers to give up meat-eating then and there. Acclaimed author Safran Foer is back, this time turning the lens on the climate crisis and what we can do about it. Told in his signature witty prose, it is an urgent call-to-arms of what we all must do to save the Earth from entering a cataclysmic state. North London. The s. Amid a grim landscape of bomb sites, squats, public baths and rough pubs, a loose gang of misfits and outsiders started making music together… Before We Was We is the story of Madness as told by the band themselves.
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With sage advice on how to avoid the common pitfalls of age, intimate confessions and spit-your-dentures-out hilarious commentary on his own advancing years. Neil deGrasse Tyson is arguably the most influential, acclaimed scientist on the planet. Every year, he receives thousands of letters — from students to prisoners, scientists to priests.
Some seek advice, others yearn for inspiration; some are full of despair, others burst with wonder.
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But they are all searching for understanding, meaning and truth. His replies are by turns wise, funny, and mind-blowing. In this beautiful, accessible guide Johanna shares the fun, simple, no-skills-needed secrets to creating your own flora, fauna and fantasies inspired by her bestselling and beloved colouring books. The co-founder of Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler proposes a powerful new way of thinking to help us escape creeping feelings of being unfulfilled by lack of wealth, lack of peace and lack of ability to change.
Discover the essence of authentic French home cooking with the man who introduced us to it. Prize-winning essayist and nature writer Ferguson aims to gently dismantle the walls we have erected between ourselves and nature, showing us the wonder of the world around us. Drawing on stories from art and science, flora and fauna, philosophy and history, he has written a timely reminder of our place in this world. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us. Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself.
Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. It will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us. Set 20 years after La Belle Sauvage , the next The Book of Dust book sees Lyra and Pantalaimon grown-up and trying to navigate their adult relationship amidst an intrepid adventure.
Pulled into a dangerous faction and a lost city full of daemons, they again begin to hear whispers of the mysterious Dust…. Grand Union by Zadie Smith 10 Oct. Included are ten completely new stories alongside some of her best-loved pieces from the New Yorker and elsewhere. In this rich and varied collection of fiction, we move across genres and perspectives, from the historic to the vividly current to the slyly dystopian.