John recommends

Some of John's favourite books from across the shop.

Measures of Expatriation

Vahni Capildeo

John recommends:

Shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot prize, the sixth full collection by Vahni Capildeo is a charged and bracing act of reclamation: 'our pack of languages, fluid as hounds / all ready:'

In Pursuit of Spring

Edward Thomas

John recommends:

Edward Thomas's long-out-of-print masterpiece, now reissued with a batch of newly discovered photos from the poet himself. Bicycling across a forgotten England.

£12.00

Reward for Winter

Di Slaney

John recommends:

One of the most exciting collections of the year, intense slow-burning evocations of rural life. Check out especially the marvellous sequence 'Washing Eggs'.