Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? Having lived and worked there for thirty years, Patrick McGuinness brings an intimate knowledge to this new exploration of the city. He reflects on the familiar and introduces us to the unnoticed, to create a new way of looking at Oxford. Available now.
Just You and the Page opens in 1971, with the dramatist Michael Wall hammering out his plays on a portable typewriter. It concludes in 2020, when the novelist and academic Josie Barnard is teaching students to compose novels on Instagram. Award-winning novelist, Sue Gee interviews twelve distinctively different writers, all old friends, looking at what has shaped them: at struggle, inspiration and dedication to their art. Pre-order now.
<div>“I am in the F.S.P. F.S.P. stands for Field Security Personnel. That is the authorized version.” So begins this remarkable account of six months’ service with the British Expeditionary Force in France, up to and including the terrible retreat to and evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk at the end of May,...
<p>In <em>Fishlock’s Sea Stories</em>, the popular broadcaster and author Trevor Fishlock turns his attention to Wales’s maritime history. In his elegant and informative style Fishlock explores the history of Wales’s relationship with the sea, from shipbuilding and seafaring to smuggling and...
<p><br /><br />In <em>Flowers & Fables</em> Jocelyne Lawton reminds us of a time when, through a mixture of religious belief, country superstition and medical lore, flowers and herbs had an essential place in everyday life. This book recognises a revival of contemporary interest as modern consumers look for...
<p><strong>‘Norena Shopland has lovingly trawled the Welsh archives for evidence of past lives lived in society’s shadows; the stories herein are both inspiring and heartbreaking in equal measure.’<br />– </strong><em><strong>Buzz Magazine</strong></em...