Category Archives: Canongate

White Sands Experiences from the Outside World by Geoff Dyer

I’m a sucker for a nice looking cover and a bit of canny marketing from Canongate books. Which is how I ended up with this very nice looking book by Geoff Dyer. I’ve never read Geoff Dyer before, I’m sure … Continue reading

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Cure – a journey into the science of mind over body by Jo Marchant

I find books about health, the nature of the mind and body really fascinating, so this book by Jo Marchant was always going to be right up my street. In Cure, Marchant explores the concept of the mind influencing the … Continue reading

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A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor – John Berger & Jean Muir

A Fortunate Man is an unusual book, unusual but extremely absorbing. Taking the form of a photo-essay, the book explores the life of one man – a country doctor, Dr. John Sassall. At first he is called only ‘the doctor’, … Continue reading

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The Lonely City (Adventures in the Art of Being Alone) by Olivia Laing

I have to start this blog with a whole-hearted confession about how much I love Olivia Laing’s work. To the River introduced me to Virginia Woolf and W G Sebald (and I’m forever grateful) and The Trip to Echo Spring … Continue reading

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