My year was spent locking horns with various demons, so in reading I sought laughter and a doorway out - hence all the BBC comedy personalities. Otherwise I traipsed all over America with the return of my favorite fictional charmer in Less is Lost. I dove into complicated sexual dynamics in the super sharp debut Acts of Service. I was enriched by a poignant meditation on race, memory and landscape in Laurent Savoy's Trace. In Sean Hewitt's elegant memoir All Down Darkness Wide, poetry and heartbreak swirl in a coming-of-age narrative about queer love and mental illness. And then there's James Acaster's moving tale of breaking into his singing teacher's house when she's away, pooping in her bathroom, realizing there's no toilet paper, and running around the house with his pants down terrified she'll walk in at any moment. Books are magic.
In the follow-up to the “bedazzling, bewitching, and be-wonderful” (New York Times) best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Less: A Novel, the awkward and lovable Arthur Less returns in an unforgettable road trip across America.
“Go get lost somewhere, it always does you good.”
For Arthur Less, life is going surprisin
A “bold and unflinchingly sexy” (Vogue) debut novel about a young woman who follows her desires into a world of pleasure, decadence, and privilege, unraveling everything she thought she knew about sex . . . and herself.
Winner of the 2022 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature • Named a Best Book of 2022 by Kirkus, Booklist, and Shelf Awareness • Named a Best Book of July by Buzzfeed • A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction 2022 Summer Read • Observer Book of the Week
With a New Preface by the Author
Through personal journeys and historical inquiry, this PEN Literary Award finalist explores how America’s still unfolding history and ideas of “race” have marked its people and the land.
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**
'I don't think I've ever read a book that has made me cry with laughter as much as this one. It was very difficult reading it in public as I looked like a madman' - Richard Herring
One of the most beloved classics of our time—a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Published in 1923, Gibran's masterpiece has been translated into more than twenty languages.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this “essential” (Entertainment Weekly), “hilarious” (AV Club) memoir, the star of Mr.
The all-time best-selling writer's handbook turns thirty.
The perfect gift for all those big and little kids in your life who ask why...? With an introduction from Zoe Ball.The QI Elves are the clever clogs behind the hit panel show QI.
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'A delight ' Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2 'Very entertaining.' Irish Times ** From UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, horsemeat lasagne to Trump in the White House: bestselling comedian David Mitchell brilliantly tackles the dumbfounding times we live in.
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Between the Stops is a sort of a memoir, my sort. It's about a bus trip really, because it's my view from the Number 12 bus (mostly top deck, the seat at the front on the right), a double-decker that plies its way from Dulwich, in South East London where I was living, to where I sometimes work at the BBC in the heart of the capital.
A “thrilling adventure story" (San Francisco Chronicle) that brings to life the astronomers who in the 1700s embarked upon a quest to calculate the size of the solar system, and paints a vivid portrait of the collaborations, rivalries, and volatile international politics that hindered them at every turn.