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New and Recommended: Our Front Table

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Our Front Table is reserved for our pick of lively and surprising non-fiction. Find something unexpected here today.

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From acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, a meditation on what we must give up to feel more alive.To give up or not to give up?The question can feel inescapable but the answer is never simple.Giving up our supposed vices is one thing;…

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A cutting-edge new vision of biology that proposes to revise our concept of what life is – from Science Book Prize winner and former Nature editor Philip Ball.Biology is undergoing a quiet but profound transformation.…

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With a Foreword / Programme Notesfrom Erika Balsom;an ‘Intermission’ from Bill Drummond,& an afterword by Nicole Brenez ... All films are haunted, both by the immortal light of the sooner-or-later…

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For over fifty years, since he was in his early twenties, Peter Blegvad has been collecting quotations about milk, the primary substance of nutrition and of wonder. All the while his belief in the numinousness of milk has been…

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From the celebrated poet, novelist and memoirist, The Vast Extent is an ingenious constellation of "exploded essays" about light and image, seeing and the unseen. Each is a record of how thought builds and ideas emerge, aligning art, myth,…

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Translated by Emily WilsonThe greatest literary landmark of classical antiquity masterfully rendered by the most celebrated translator of our time.When Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey appeared in…

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Edited and introduced by Edna Bonhomme and Alice Spawls.With contributions from: Edna Bonhomme, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rachel Connolly, T.L. Cowan, Maggie Doherty, Nell Dunn, Anne Enright, Tracy Fuad,…

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Translated by John HoweBy walking, you escape from the very idea of identity, the temptation to be someone, to have a name and a history ... The freedom in walking lies in not being anyone; for the walking body has no history, it is just an…

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