Tag: Biography

Vesper Flights

Helen Macdonald. Vintage. (272p) ISBN 9780099575467 I’ve just returned to work after almost nine months of furlough and decided to use the walk to and […]

5th December 2020


Grace Dent. HarperCollings. (304p) ISBN 9780008333188 I was lucky enough to get an advanced reading copy of Hungry from Hachette and was so pleased when […]

7th September 2020

Lost Japan

Alex Kerr. Penguin. (256p) ISBN 9780141979748 This was a random pickup mainly because I had been reading a lot of translated Japanese literary fiction when […]

1st April 2020


Kerry Hudson. Vintage. (256p) ISBN 9781784708603 I first heard Kerry talk at a Vintage Roadshow at Forum Books, Corbridge before Christmas, this didn’t put me […]

31st March 2020


Lucy Mangan. Vintage Publishing. (336p) ISBN 9781784709228 What a wonderful read. I remember that feeling of cracking into a new book with utter pleasure and […]

19th March 2020

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi. Vintage. (256p) ISBN 9781784701994 I do have to admit that I put off reading When Breath Becomes Air for so long as I […]

5th March 2020


Toby Litt. Galley Beggar Press. (260p) ISBN 9781910296899 Wrestliana is a complicated book, on the surface it is a biography of Toby Litt’s great-great-grandfather William […]

14th February 2020