Author Noriko Morishita draws parallels between the art of Japanese tea making and life

CULTURE THE WISDOM OF TEA by Noriko Morishita (Allen & Unwin £12.99, 224 pp)   You may think you’re particular about how you make your tea — warm the pot? Milk in first? Teabag in a mug? Whatever your brew, it’s nothing to the Japanese tea ceremony. As this delightfully quirky little book, which is part … Read more Author Noriko Morishita draws parallels between the art of Japanese tea making and life

WHAT BOOK would author Elif Shafak take to a desert island?  

WHAT BOOK would author Elif Shafak take to a desert island? Elif Shafak is reading Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line by Deepa Anappara She revealed that she would take Orlando by Virginia Woolf to a desert island  Author said Charles Dickens A Tale Of Two Cities gave him the reading bug By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:00 … Read more WHAT BOOK would author Elif Shafak take to a desert island?  

Coming to a screen near you!

Coming to a screen near you! Joanna Trollope, Kate Humble and Graham Norton are among the stars at this autumn’s online literary festival The Henley Literary Festival will be online throughout September and October  This year’s line-up includes Joanna Trollope, John Grisham and Graham Norton Events for younger readers include presenters Leah Gooding and Ricky … Read more Coming to a screen near you!

A man for all (football) seasons: What it’s like to be a man of a certain age by David Kynaston

MEMOIR  SHOTS IN THE DARK: A DIARY OF SATURDAY DREAMS AND STRANGE TIMES  by David Kynaston (Bloomsbury, £16.99, 272pp) About halfway through this delightful book David Kynaston glumly observes, after yet another scathing tirade about the failings of Donald Trump, that, ‘ “Bleatings of a liberal wimp” is shaping up to be the subtitle of … Read more A man for all (football) seasons: What it’s like to be a man of a certain age by David Kynaston

WHAT BOOK would David Nicholls take to a desert island?

WHAT BOOK would David Nicholls take to a desert island? Novelist David Nicholls is currently reading Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers He would take a Charles Dicken’s novel, Bleak House, to a desert island David has also enjoyed reading Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:02 BST, 6 August 2020 | Updated: … Read more WHAT BOOK would David Nicholls take to a desert island?

Why we shouldn’t always follow the science

POPULAR SCIENCE SCIENCE FICTIONS    by Stuart Ritchie (Bodley Head £18.99, 368 pp) William Summerlin, a dermatologist working at a prestigious New York cancer institute in 1974, claimed he had made a major breakthrough in skin grafting. He had, he said, successfully grafted a section of skin from a black mouse on to a white one. … Read more Why we shouldn’t always follow the science

WHAT BOOK would author John Boyne take to a desert island?  

WHAT BOOK would author John Boyne take to a desert island? John Boyne has recently finished reading Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert He revealed that he would take a trilogy by Jonathan Coe to a desert island  Author said novels by Virginia Woolf have left him cold By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:07 BST, 30 July 2020 | … Read more WHAT BOOK would author John Boyne take to a desert island?  

Author explains how he beat anxiety and learned to laugh

MEMOIR ANXIOUS MAN    by Josh Roberts (Yellow Kite £14.99, 208 pp) One morning in 2016, Josh Roberts woke up with a hangover. Or so he thought. As the day wore on, however, the 26-year-old realised this was more than just a headache after too many beers. His heart was pounding, he was sweating and his … Read more Author explains how he beat anxiety and learned to laugh