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Manorism
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Manorism

Yomi Ṣode. Penguin. (128p) ISBN 9780141998572 I was sent this out of the blue by some lovely marketer at Penguin Books and thank you whoever that marketer was as I loved this collection of poetry/works by Yomi Ṣodi. As always I’m always in awe of poets and writers who bare all to the public in …

Around the World in 80 Birds
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Around the World in 80 Birds

Mike Unwin, Ryuto Miyake. Orion Publishing. (224p) ISBN 9780857828958 I’d already loved ‘Around the World in 80 Trees’ in this loose series from Laurence King Publishing and was really looking forward to this one, so much I popped into work on my holiday to pick it up as soon as I found out it was …

Light Matters
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Light Matters

Vicki Goldberg. Aperture. (248p) ISBN 9781597111652 A collection of essays exploring some of the usual ‘canon’ of photographers of the twentieth century, with a definitely western bias, if not a US one. This is definitely an end of the Twentieth Century™ survey, before the explosion of 21st Century reappraisals and widening of the acknowledged ‘greats’. …

Four Thousand Weeks
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Four Thousand Weeks

Oliver Burkeman. Vintage. (288p) ISBN 9781784704001 Not really the kind of book I normally read, not into self-help or time management books but I’d heard that this book was different from the run of the mill books in those genres. Right from the start Oliver sets out his stall that this isn’t a time management …

The Boy Who Grew Dragons
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The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Andy Shepherd. Templar Publishing. (224p) ISBN 9781848126497 The Boy Who Grew Dragons had (shamefully) been on my TBR list for a long time, I initially got it to join in with #PrimarySchoolBookClub but in the end didn’t have the time to join in. From the start of this wonderful book I was gripped and really …

The Death of Francis Bacon
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The Death of Francis Bacon

Max Porter. Faber & Faber. (80p) ISBN 9780571370702 That was a difficult read, with all the energy and style of a Francis Bacon painting, words often hard words being used to explore the dying mind of the artist. Poetry, prose, and everything in between playing with mood, energy, lighting, history, emotion, and death. Max Porter …