Books for the Culture Vulture

Tiny Feet: A Treasury for Parents – Signed Copy
Tiny Feet: A Treasury for Parents – Signed Copy

Lauren Child

Children are a wonder – a miracle – and everyone has an opinion on how we should raise them. From novelists to paediatricians; from modern parenting ‘experts’ to child psychologists, Tiny Feet is the first anthology of its kind, showcasing a range of the most influential writing about children over the past four-hundred years. Introduced by award-winning author and illustrator Lauren Child.

Tiny Feet: A Treasury for Parents
Tiny Feet: A Treasury for Parents

Lauren Child

Children are a wonder – a miracle – and everyone has an opinion on how we should raise them. From novelists to paediatricians; from modern parenting ‘experts’ to child psychologists, Tiny Feet is the first anthology of its kind, showcasing a range of the most influential writing about children over the past four-hundred years. Introduced by award-winning author and illustrator Lauren Child.

Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg – Signed Copy
Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg – Signed Copy

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.

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.

Inspiration
Inspiration

Three writers pay homage to their unlikely influences in these remarkable and moving essays.

What Time Is It?
What Time Is It?

John Berger Selçuk Demirel Maria Nadotti

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.

How Shostakovich Changed My Mind
How Shostakovich Changed My Mind

Stephen Johnson

Winner of the 2021 Rubery Book Award. BBC music broadcaster Stephen Johnson (who has Bipolar Disorder himself) explores the power of Shostakovich’s music during Stalin’s reign of terror, and writes of the extraordinary healing effect of music on the mind for sufferers of mental illness.

Nairn’s Paris
Nairn’s Paris

Ian Nairn Andrew Hussey

Out of print since 1968, this is a unique guidebook from the late, great architectural writer, Ian Nairn. Illustrated with the author’s black and white snaps of the city, Nairn gives his readers an idiosyncratic and unpretentious portrait of the ‘collective masterpiece’ that is Paris.

Smoke
Smoke

John Berger Selçuk Demirel

John Berger, art critic, novelist and long-time smoker, joins forces again with Turkish writer and illustrator Selçuk Demirel. This charming pictorial essay reflects on the cultural implications of smoking, and suggests, through a series of brilliantly inventive illustrations, that society’s attitude to smoke is both paradoxical and intolerant.

Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment – Signed Copy
Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment – Signed Copy

A. J. Lees

In this extraordinary memoir, neuroscientist Andrew Lees explains how William Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, played an unlikely part in his medical career.

Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment
Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment

A. J. Lees

In this extraordinary memoir, neuroscientist Andrew Lees explains how William Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, played an unlikely part in his medical career.

Nairn’s Towns
Nairn’s Towns

Ian Nairn Owen Hatherley

These essays show the late, great architectural critic Ian Nairn, writing about cities and towns as a whole rather than as collections of individual buildings.

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