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On Cats: An Anthology
On Cats: An Anthology

For centuries cats have been venerated and mistrusted in equal measure. Through memoir, fiction, letters and poems, the writers in these pages celebrate cats and their curious ways. Introduced by Margaret Atwood, this beautiful gift book contains writing by Alice Walker, Edward Gorey, Mary Gaitskill, Caitlin Moran, Ernest Hemingway, Nikola Tesla, John Keats, Muriel Spark, Lynne Truss, Hilaire Belloc, Guy du Maupassant, Rebecca West and more. Plus: photography from Elliot Ross.

The Wrong Turning: Encounters with Ghosts
The Wrong Turning: Encounters with Ghosts

A curated selection of chilling ghost stories from world literature, introduced and edited by broadcaster Stephen Johnson. What these tales of the supernatural have in common is the theme of taking a ‘wrong turning’ in which the protagonists are made to face their darkest fears. In the spirit of a fireside storyteller, each tale has an afterword by Stephen Johnson, to suggest what the story might really be telling us.

Confessions of a Heretic (revised edition)
Confessions of a Heretic (revised edition)

Roger Scruton

A collection of twelve provocative essays by the philosopher and political thinker Roger Scruton. Each ‘confession’ reveals an aspect of the author’s thinking that his critics would probably have advised him to keep to himself. This diverse collection includes essays on art, music, architecture, government, social media, and culture.

Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg
Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg

Emily Rapp Black

Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg by New York Times bestselling author Emily Rapp Black is an amputee’s personal examination of how the experiences, art, and disabilities of Frida Kahlo shaped her life.

Sauntering: Writers Walk Europe
Sauntering: Writers Walk Europe

Sauntering features sixty writers – classic and contemporary – who travel Europe by foot. We join Henriette D’Angeville climbing Mont Blanc; Nellie Bly roaming the trenches of war-torn Poland; Werner Herzog on a personal pilgrimage across Germany; Hans Christian Andersen in quarantine; Joseph Conrad in Cracow; and Robert Macfarlane dropping deep into underground Paris.

Happy Half-Hours. Selected Writings of A. A. Milne
Happy Half-Hours. Selected Writings of A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne

A delightful selection of writing from non-fiction books and articles by the ever-popular A.A. Milne, many of which haven’t been in print for decades. Introduced by the prize-winning children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce, this volume is an ideal gift book, bringing AA Milne’s brilliant non-fiction back to the spotlight.

Brazil That Never Was
Brazil That Never Was

A. J. Lees

This unique travel book on Brazil by A. J. Lees tells the true Colonel Fawcett story. Colonel Percy Fawcett was a British explorer, who in 1925 had gone in search of the lost city of Z in the Amazon, but never returned. Part Amazon travelogue, part memoir, Lees paints a portrait of an elusive Brazil and a flawed explorer whose doomed mission ruined lives.

A Garden From A Hundred Packets of Seed
A Garden From A Hundred Packets of Seed

James Fenton

An ideal gift for gardeners, this light-hearted gardening book by James Fenton describes a hundred plants he would choose to grow from seed. A happy, stylish, thought-provoking exercise in good principles.

On Dogs: An Anthology
On Dogs: An Anthology

The writers and poets collected within this delectable anthology reflect on the joys and pitfalls of dog ownership with wit and affection. From Roald Amundsen’s account of using sled dogs in his expedition to the South Pole to J.R. Ackerley’s tender portrayal of his ill-behaved dog Tulip, On Dogs traces the canine’s journey from working animal to pampered pet. With a humorous introduction by Tracey Ullman (an inveterate adopter of strays), and 6 arresting dog portraits by international photographer Rhian ap Gruffydd. The perfect gift for dog-lovers.

What Time Is It?
What Time Is It?

John Berger Selçuk Demirel

Visionary thinker John Berger and Turkish artist Selçuk Demirel came together came together for the last time to create this precious little volume about time.

A Twitch Upon the Thread: Writers on Fishing
A Twitch Upon the Thread: Writers on Fishing

The best fishing writing is never only about fishing, and the writers collected in this anthology use angling as a way to write about love, loss, faith, and obsession. The perfect gift book on fishing, this popular anthology of great writers is introduced by Jon Day.

Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking
Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking

Walking and writing have always gone together. Think of the poets who walk out a rhythm for their lines and the novelists who put their characters on a path. But the best insights, the deepest and most joyous examinations of this simple activity are to be found in non-fiction – in essays, travelogues and memoir.

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