An intriguing mix of reportage, memoir, political history and recipe book as Witold Szabłowski interviews the former chefs to a handful of murderous dictators.
#20booksofsummer, book 4 Priestdaddy is an acclaimed memoir by US writer Patricia Lockwood, who is currently on the Women’s Prize shortlist for her first novel, No-one Is Talking About This, and whose tweets come imbued with the aura of legend. This, her first book, was published in 2017, and has a particularly random cover in …
Deborah Levy’s wonderful work of almost-memoir, ‘Real Estate’
Uncomfortable read on climate change in Iceland and the likelihood of impending environmental disaster
Exceptional, highly influential writing from New Zealand
Translated by Jenny McPhee EUROPE “Even though the story is real, I think one should read it as if it were a novel, and therefore not demand of it any more or less than a novel can offer … memory is ephemeral, and … books based on reality are often only faint glimpses and fragments …
Engaging and informative diaries record world events interspersed with episodes from family life
A brilliant memoir of a woman’s research into her father’s incredible story of bravery and survival
“Unbelievable!” he exclaimed. “How can a man fall off a sled? It’s not possible, yet you, you managed to do it. I saw you rolling down like a seal’s bladder, and I couldn’t believe my eyes!”
Gripping and informative memoir of growing up during and after Iran’s Islamic Revolution. It’s accessible graphic novel format, and engaging and often very funny narrator make this required reading. Five star brilliance.