Our Front Table

Our most eye-catching and thought-provoking books grace the bookshop's front table.

Fish Out of Water

Claire-Louise Bennett

From the publisher:

Claire-Louise Bennett explores the surreal portraiture of Dorothea Tanning. A chance encounter with an exhibition of Tanning’s works in Madrid reawakens a kinship between ...

When is the Present

Will Ashon

From the publisher:

Will Ashon looks to David Hockney’s portraits “My Mother, Bolton Abbey”. The image in question is a joiner, a photo-collage, of Laura Hockney made in 1982. Ashon ...

RENDANG

Will Harris

From the publisher:

In RENDANG, Will Harris complicates and experiments with the lyric in a way that urges it forward. With an unflinching yet generous eye, RENDANG is a collection that engages ...

Sex and Lies

Leila Slimani

From the publisher:

The first work of non-fiction in English from the prize-winning and internationally bestselling author of Lullaby and Adele In these essays, Leila Slimani gives voice to ...

Day Sleeper

Dorothea Lange, Sam Contis

From the publisher:

In this book Sam Contis presents a new window onto the work of the iconic American photographer Dorothea Lange. Drawing from Lange’s extensive archive, Contis constructs a ...

Bad Island

Stanley Donwood

From the publisher:

‘Bad Island is an extraordinary, unsettling document: a silent species-history in eighty frames, a mute future archive. I can imagine it discovered in the remnants of a ...

Motherwell: A Girlhood

Deborah Orr

From the publisher:

A stunning literary memoir about the author’s relationship with her complicated mother and childhood for fans of WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL?