Tommy Mays, Titan Records’ biggest act, is verging on a mid-life crisis; learning the hard way that a life of fame and fortune comes at a price. But things are looking up for his support band, Burn, which could be a career-changer for Theo, Titan’s young A&R executive. Meanwhile, secretary Cynthia has her eyes on Titan’s latest rising star, singer-songwriter Lenore Lamont. But with a billboard in Times Square, is Lenore starting to feel the pressure? Set in the sleek offices, high-tech recording studios and hip downtown clubs of New York, ‘The Words of Every Song’ depicts the realities of making it in an industry where glamour and fame can often conceal the harsh realities for those hoping to hit the big-time.
It is 1852, and in Sweden’s far north, deep in the Arctic Circle, charismatic preacher and Revivalist Lars Levi Laestadius impassions a poverty-stricken congregation with visions of salvation. But local leaders have reason to resist a shift to temperance over alcohol. Jussi, the young Sami boy Laestadius has rescued from destitution and abuse, becomes the preacher’s faithful disciple on long botanical treks to explore the flora and fauna. Laestadius also teaches him to read and write – and to love and fear God. When a milkmaid goes missing deep in the forest, the locals suspect a predatory bear is at large. A second girl is attacked, and the sheriff is quick to offer a reward for the bear’s capture. Using early forensics and Daguerrotype, Laestidius and Jussi find clues that point to a far worse killer on the loose, even as they are unaware of the evil closing in around them.
Spring 2020. The moment everything changed. The moment stark gender inequalities were brought ever more prominently to the fore, even as, all around the world, lives retreat behind closed doors. More important than ever was – and is – the message, to womxn of all backgrounds and experiences, you are not alone. How we can, and will, come together to fight inequalities has fundamentally changed. ‘This is How We Come Back Stronger’ is an intersectional feminist collection for our times. In essays, interviews, fiction, and more, forty feminist writers from both sides of the Atlantic reflect on what matters most to them right now, and what comes next.
In an incomparable portrait that follows Nichols from Berlin to New York to Chicago to Hollywood, Mark Harris explores, with brilliantly vivid detail and insight, the life, work, struggle, and passion of an artist and man in constant motion. Mark Harris gives an intimate and evenhanded accounting of success and failure alike; the portrait is not always flattering, but its ultimate impact is to present the full story of one of the most richly interesting, complicated, and consequential figures the worlds of theatre and motion pictures have ever seen. It is a triumph of the biographer’s art.
Delia is renowned for her tried-and-tested, foolproof recipes. This is the book that has taken pride of place in kitchens for over 30 years. It’s a cookbook that you will return to again and again, including recipes for all-time classics like Taramasalata, Boeuf Bourguignonne, Gratin Dauphinois and Rich Bread and Butter Pudding. As clear and comprehensive as ever, Delia’s recipes are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced cooks, providing you with all you need for a lifetime of cooking and eating well.
Could drugs offer a new way of seeing the world? In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed. His account of his experience, and his vision for all that psychedelics could offer to mankind, has influenced writers, artists and thinkers around the world.
THE THIRD VOLUME OF THE EXTRAORDINARY SOUTHERN REACH TRILOGY – NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ALEX GARLAND (EX MACHINA) AND STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN, OSCAR ISAAC, GINA RODRIGUEZ AND TESSA THOMPSON
THE SECOND VOLUME OF THE EXTRAORDINARY SOUTHERN REACH TRILOGY – NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ALEX GARLAND (EX MACHINA) AND STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN, OSCAR ISAAC, GINA RODRIGUEZ AND TESSA THOMPSON
When a brutally tortured body is discovered in Edinburgh during the Festival, Rebus suspects sectarian activists. The idea of a terrorist atrocity in a city full of tourists is unthinkable. Then the victim turns out to be the son of a notorious gangster.