Why darkness is so important - to plants, to animals, and to ourselves - and why we must protect it all costs. Darkness is the first thing we know in our human existence. Safe and warm inside the bubble of the womb, we are comfortable in that embracing dark.
But as soon as we are bought into the light, we learn to fear the dark. Why? This book is a celebration of all things that go bump in the night and the joy that can be found when the sun goes down. As a society we have closed our curtains to the darkness, now Dani Robertson urges you to cast those curtains wide, step out of your front door and let the darkness pull you in.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2023 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTIONLONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2022Trust is a sweeping puzzle of a novel about power, greed, love and a search for the truth that begins in 1920s New York. Can one person change the course of history?A Wall Street tycoon takes a young woman as his wife. Together, they rise to the top in an age of excess and speculation.
Now a novelist is threatening to reveal the secrets behind their marriage. Who will have the final word in their story of greed, love and betrayal?Composed of four competing versions of this deliciously deceptive tale, Trust by Hernan Diaz brings us on a quest for truth while confronting the lies that often live buried in the human heart. 'One of the great puzzle-box novels .
. . a page-turner' - The Telegraph'Genius' - The Observer'Radiant, profound and moving' - Lauren Groff, author of Matrix'Metafiction at its best, unpredictable, clever and massively enjoyable' - The Sunday Times'Enthralling' - Daily Mail
Farming methods are often viewed as harmful to nature and the environment, causing friction between those wanting to protect wildlife and farmers who depend upon the land. In this captivating début, conservationist David Elias explores a singular farm in Eryri to discover what it can tell us about the gritty reality of trying to reconcile hill farming and caring for nature.
They are caught between two of Glasgow's housing estates, where young working-class men divide themselves along sectarian lines, and fight territorial battles for the sake of reputation. They should be sworn enemies if they're to be seen as men at all, and yet they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the doocot that James has built for his prize racing pigeons. As they begin to fall in love, they dream of escaping the grey city, and Mungo must work hard to hide his true self from all those around him, especially from his elder brother Hamish, a local gang leader with a brutal reputation to uphold.
A funny, warm and timely meditation on identity and belonging, following the scenic route along the England-Wales border: Britain's deepest faultline. There is a line on the map: to one side Wales, small, rugged and stubborn; the other England, crucible of the most expansionist culture the world has ever seen.
Brittle with Relics is a landmark history of the people of Wales during a period of great national change, a vital history of Wales as it underwent some of the country's most seismic and traumatic events; the disasters of Aberfan and Tryweryn; the rise of the Welsh language movement; the Miner's Strike and its aftermath; and the narrow vote in favour of partial devolution.
The Turning Tide is a hymn to a sea passage of world-historical importance. Combining social and cultural history, nature-writing, travelogue and politics, Jon Gower charts a sea which has carried both Vikings and saints, invasion forces and furtive gun-runners, writers, musicians and fishermen.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERMany famed music producers are known for a particular sound that has its day and then ages out. Rick Rubin is known for something else: creating a space where artists of all different genres and traditions can home in on who they really are and what they really offer. He has made a practice of helping people transcend their self-imposed expectations in order to reconnect with a state of innocence from which the surprising becomes inevitable.
Over the years, as he has thought deeply about where creativity comes from and where it doesn't, he has learned that being an artist isn't about your specific output; it's about your relationship to the world. Creativity has a place in everyone's life, and everyone can make that place larger. In fact, there are few more important responsibilities.
The Creative Act is a beautiful and generous course of study that illuminates the path of the artist as a road we all can follow. It distils the wisdom gleaned from a lifetime's work into a luminous reading experience that puts the power to create moments - and lifetimes - of exhilaration and transcendence within closer reach for all of us.
Two sisters, two nuclear power stations, one child caught in the middle... When Helen, a self-taught prepper and single mother, leaves her young son Jack with her sister for a few days so she can visit Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone, they both know the situation will be tense. And Jack isn't like other five-year olds... as they will both discover with devastating consequences.