Books and other good things
- Source type: Blog
- On Teads since: 23/03/2010
- Teads score: 0.0232901
- Country: United Kingdom
- Language: English
"One day, we go to the square in front of St. Paul's Cathedral, where the booksellers are. To our surprise, we find none of the quiet reverence one associates with reading. The shops are adorned with brightly coloured signs that enchant me: ships, water nymphs, Moors' faces, bishops' mitres, snarling dragons and Saracens' heads. As for the shopkeepers, they have the same stentorian voices as the...
The shortlist for this year's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction has just been announced, and here it is: The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis The Lie by Helen Dunmore Viper Wine by Hermione Eyre In the Wolf's Mouth by Adam Foulds Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie The Ten Thousand Things by John Spurling Chair of Judges Alistair Moffat said of the list,...
Just a quick post to say that one of today's Kindle 'deals' is Nan Shepherd's The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland. It's a marvellous evocation of a place, and a superb piece of nature writing - as you'll see from the brief passage quoted here.