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New and Recommended: Essays

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There’s something for everyone in our Essays section. Have a look at our recent favourites.

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From the author of the bestselling phenomenon The Hare with Amber EyesAs you may have guessed by now, I am not in your house by accident. I know your street rather well.The Camondos lived just a few doors away from Edmund de…

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At what point does faith turn into tyranny? In Immanuel, winner of the inaugural Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize, Matthew McNaught explores his upbringing in an evangelical Christian community in Winchester. As he moved away from the…

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'This is family history at its best... the words fizz off the page and flutter in the mind' Sunday TimesIf you open that suitcase you'll never close it again.Ten years ago, Frances Stonor Saunders was handed an old suitcase filled with her…

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'These journals are a revelation, a road map and a gift to us all' TAYARI JONES, author of An American MarriageFrom the acclaimed author Alice Walker - winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize - comes an unprecedented…

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'Quite possibly the best living writer in Britain' Daily TelegraphMuch attention has been paid to so-called late style - but what about last style? When does last begin? How early is late? When does the end set in?In this endlessly…

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This is a book about yoga. Or at least, it was. January 2015. High on literary success and familial bliss, Emmanuel Carrere embarks on a rigorous ten-day meditative retreat in rural France in search of clarity and material for his next…

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In this intimate and innovative memoir, Pulitzer prize-winning author Margo Jefferson gives us her own personal and intellectual formation.As she comes of age in an America whose freedoms are distorted by race and gender, she finds herself…

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'Enlightening, moving' SIR IAN MCKELLEN…

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A genre-defying love story that illuminates all love stories'A subversive, brilliant and beautifully written book about love, play and power in fiction and in the well-read life' - Sarah Moss, author of Summerwater'A delicious…

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