Summer Reads 2014

Here are the titles the LRB Bookshop team will be taking on holiday this summer, including Rose George's appropriately named Deep Sea and Foreign Going, Anya Von Bremzen's memoir of food and family in the Soviet Union and Ronald Blythe's glorious recollections of his years in Aldeburgh, living in the shadow of Britten and Pears.

All the Birds, Singing

Evie Wyld

From the publisher:

Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It’s just her, her untamed companion, Dog, ...

A Place in the Country

W. G. Sebald, translated by Jo Catling

From the publisher:

When the author travelled to Manchester in 1966, he packed in his bags certain literary favourites which would remain central to him throughout the rest of his life and ...

Shakespeare’s Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne, edited by Stephen Greenblatt and Peter Platt, translated by John Florio

From the publisher:

This new edition of this seminal work, edited by Stephen Greenblatt and Peter G. Platt, features an adroitly modernized text, an essay in which Greenblatt discusses both the ...