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Toru Watanabe is looking back on the love and passions of his life and trying to make sense of it all. As his first love Naoko sinks deeper into mental despair, he is inexorably pushed to find a new meaning and a new love in order to survive.
An exquisitely told tragic tale of thwarted love, My Policeman is soon to be adapted into film by Amazon Prime starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin. It is in 1950s' Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom.
Flaneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from French. Feminine form of flaneur [flanne-euhr], an idler. In this book, the author defines her as 'a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk'.
Food, for me, is a constant pleasure: I like to think greedily about it, reflect deeply on it, learn from it; it ... More than just a mantra, "cook, eat, repeat" is the story of my life.'Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food. Written in Nigella's engaging and insightful style, this is a cook book full of warmth and personality, and is the ultimate gift for foodies this Christmas.Whether asking 'What is a Recipe?' or declaring death to the Guilty Pleasure, Nigella's wisdom about food and life comes to the fore, with tasty new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again.'The recipes I write come from my life, my home', says Nigella, and here she shares the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through over 150 new recipes that make the most of her favourite ingredients.Dedicated chapters include 'A is for Anchovy' (a celebration of the bacon of the sea), 'Rhubarb', 'A Loving Defence of Brown Food', a suitably expansive chapter devoted to family dinners, plus inspiration for vegan feasts and solo suppers.'A rapturous account of wonderful food and a joyful antidote to everything else' Meera Sodha, Guardian'I can't think of a better companion for these strange times' Bee Wilson, Sunday Times
Entangled Life is a mind-altering journey into a spectacular and neglected world, and shows that fungi provide a key to understanding both the planet on which we live, and life itself. 'Reads like an adventure story ...
'Few disappointments compare to the loss of eternity...'Alice is going to live forever.
My brother, Shiva, and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace 1954. We took our first breaths in the thick air of Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia. Where silk and steel fail, story must succeed. To begin at the beginning...
*Winner of the 2017 Strega Prize, the Strega Giovani Prize and the Prix Medicis etranger*The international sensation about two young Italian boys from different backgrounds who meet in the mountains every summer, and the men they grow to become.
The breakout poetry collection by Sunday Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman'This is poetry rippling with communal recognition and empathy' Guardian'This is more than protest. It's a promise.'Including The Hill We Climb, the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, this luminous poetry collection by Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, these seventy poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.'I think we all need more poetry - specifically her poetry - in our lives' i *A PRIMA 'BOOKS TO GIVE WITH LOVE' PICK*Praise for 'The Hill We Climb':'I was profoundly moved... The power of your words blew me away' Michelle Obama, TIME'I was thrilled' Hillary Clinton'She spoke truth to power and embodied clear-eyed hope to a weary nation. She revealed us to ourselves' Lin-Manuel Miranda, TIME
**THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack Obama What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human in the perfect read for these unprecedented times. Earth is 4.5 billion years old.In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us. In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going. PRAISE FOR SAPIENS: 'Jaw-dropping from the first word to the last...It may be the best book I've ever read' Chris Evans'Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Radiates power and clarity' Sunday Times'It altered how I view our species and our world' Guardian'Startling... It changes the way you look at the world' Simon Mayo 'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species' Bill Gates **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**
Why do we do what we do? This book is at once a tour and a majestic synthesis of the whole science of human behaviour. Brought to life through engaging stories, it offers the fullest picture yet of the origins of tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, war and peace.
WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY MARGARET ATWOOD AND DAVID BRADSHAWFar in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society.Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.
`Fascinating... compelling... [Harari] has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the 21st century' Bill Gates, New York Times`Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian
Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: how can we protect this fragile world from our own destructive power?
The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle - one of many which combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece.
A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman's experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature.
As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.
Brings together work in the field of chaos theory, an extension of classical mechanics, in which simple and complex causes are seen to interact.
This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.
A brand new book from Square Peg coming soon in September 2020
Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions.