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Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman

Paperback, 03/05/2018, £9.99
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY OLIVIA LAINGIn 1986 Derek Jarman discovered he was HIV positive and decided to make a garden at his cottage on the barren coast of Dungeness.

Smiling in Slow Motion: Journals, 1991-1994

Paperback, 02/08/2018, £9.99
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NEIL BARTLETT 'The life-affirming expression of an artist engaged in living to the full' The Times Smiling in Slow Motion is Derek Jarman's last journal, stretching from May 1991 until a fortnight before his death in February 1994.

Stubborn Light of Things: A Nature Diary

Hardback, 05/11/2020, £14.99
'A writer of great gifts.' - Robert Macfarlane I now live a richly connected year, marked by seasonal events: the first snowdrop in my garden, cut and brought inside;


Paperback, 03/05/2018, £9.99
'When I am disturbed, even angry, gardening has been a therapy. When I don't want to talk I turn to Plot 29, or to a wilder piece of land by a northern sea. There, among seeds and trees, my breathing slows; my heart rate too. My anxieties slip away.'

Morning: How to make time

Paperback, 07/03/2019, £8.99
`This is my manifesto for morning. There is an energy in the earlier hours, an awareness I enjoy. In today's world we tend to wake as late as we can, timed to when we have to work. But we don't need to chase the day.'

All Among the Barley

Paperback, 07/03/2019, £8.99

Shakespearean: On Life & Language in Times of Disruption

Hardback, 03/09/2020, £14.99
A deeply personal journey into Shakespeare's work that explores how it remains relevant and always has something to say about the times we are living in.

Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

Paperback, 14/03/2013, £7.99
An extraordinary story of inheritance, belonging and the stories that bind us to our past, set in modern-day London and 1920s Kashgar

The Photographer's Wife

Paperback, 06/04/2017, £8.99

Last Act of Love: The Story of My Brother and His Sister

Paperback, 26/04/2016, £9.99
A powerful, timely and incredibly moving memoir in the bestselling tradition of Blake Morrison, Joan Didion and Ruth Picardie.

A Manual for Heartache

Paperback, 27/12/2017, £8.99
The wise and inspiring book from the bestselling author of The Last Act of Love.

Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books

Hardback, 17/09/2020, £12.99
A memoir of a life spent immersed in the comfort and joy of books, from Sunday Times bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink.


Canterbury Festival 2020
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