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.
<p><strong>“I shall put this on the shelf next to Sinclair's 'London Orbital' and Alan Moore's 'Jerusalem' where it will conspire and whisper the secrets of time and place with its companions.” – Simon Satori Hendley</strong>...
<p>The histories of the Welsh people and the Jewish people have entwined in a number of ways over the centuries. The Chosen People uses extracts from Welsh literature to show the two nations have interacted both in Wales and elsewhere.<br /><br />Drawing its sources from poetry, drama, novels, shortstories, memoirs and a...
<p><em>"This is a fully annotated work of scholarship as well as an always readable, sometimes exciting book that opens out a previously neglected aspect of Welsh - and British - culture over more than 400 pages" - </em><strong>Steve Dube, Western Mail</strong></p><p>In the early twenty-...