Selected from the books Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah HarariVINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS.A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series:Home by Salman RushdieBabies by Anne EnrightEating by Nigella LawsonDrinking by John Cheever
Rose Tremain looks at two unlikely lifelong friendships, which - though tested - prove unbreakable.A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us humanAlso in the Vintage Minis series:Love by Jeanette WintersonLanguage by Xiaolu GuoDesire by Haruki MurakamiFreedom by Margaret Atwood
Irvine Welsh, 'poet laureate of the chemical generation', exposes the seamy underbelly of rave's utopian dream.A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us humanAlso in the Vintage Minis series:Home by Salman RushdieDreams by Sigmund FreudEating by Nigella LawsonWork by Joseph Heller
Jane Austen was fascinated by this question, subjecting it to her forensic eye and wonderfully ironic wit again and again. Selected from the novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion by Jane Austen.
In this gripping and disturbing book, Richard Wright weaves his own childhood recollections with those of Bigger Thomas - a young black man trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago, and unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman's death - to paint a portrait of insurmountable oppression.
Selected from the books The Essentials of Psycho-Analysis and The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of the Sigmund Freud, Volume IV: The Interpretation of Dreams (First Part) by Sigmund Freud
In this rousing book, he charts the absurdities that underpin calls for austerity, as well as his own battles with a bureaucracy bent on ignoring the human cost of its every action. Passionately outspoken and tuned to the voices of the oppressed, Varoufakis presents a guide to modern economics, and its threat to democracy, like no other.
In this book of breathtaking imaginary leaps that conjure dystopias and magical islands, Margaret Atwood holds a mirror up to our own world. The reflection we are faced with, of men and women in prisons literal and metaphorical, is frightening, but it is also a call to arms to speak and to act to preserve our freedom while we still can.
A high-pitched laugh echoes in an empty church. Selected from the book Ghost Stories by M.R.A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us humanAlso in the Vintage Minis series:Drinking by John CheeverSummer by Laurie LeeFriendship by Rose TremainLove by Jeanette Winterson
Selected from the books Birdsong, A Possible Life and A Week in December by Sebastian FaulksVINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS.A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us humanAlso in the Vintage Minis series:Home by Salman RushdieFatherhood by Karl Ove KnausgaardWork by Joseph HellerDreams by Sigmund Freud
Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock and proceed in short order to re-arrange your sense of reality.' In inimitable style, our greatest historian and master storyteller Simon Schama makes an irresistible case for the power of art and its necessary place in our lives.
`This is a history of intellectual courage, hard work, occasional inspiration and every conceivable form of human failing.A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us humanAlso in the Vintage Minis 'Great Ideas' series:Religion by Karen ArmstrongArt by Simon Schama
How does a writer compose a suicide note? In this true account of his depression, the author describes an illness that reduced him from a successful writer to a man arranging his own destruction. It includes a description of his descent into mental anguish, and his eventual success in overcoming a little-understood yet very common condition.
You've just passed someone on the street who could be the love of your life, the person you're destined for - what do you do? This book features five tales, each of which, unlocks the many-tongued language of desire, whether it takes the form of hunger, lust, sudden infatuation or the secret longings of the heart.
Selected from the book Collected Stories by John Cheever VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. Also in the Vintage Minis series: Death by Julian Barnes Eating by Nigella Lawson Psychedelics by Aldous Huxley Calm by Tim Parks
Presents a manifesto for how to cook (and eat) good food every day with a minimum of fuss. From basic roast chicken and pea risotto to white truffles and Turkish Delight figs, the author brings the joy back into the kitchen.
How to be a good father? In this honest account of family life, you will find all the trials of parenthood such as: children's birthday parties, unsuccessful family holidays, and, humiliating antenatal music classics.
Can we truly know the one we love? In this book, the author looks straight into the green eye of every lover's jealous struggle. It focuses on why we are driven to try possess one another, how jealousy can outlive death, and whether we can ever reclaim those careless days of first love.
Selected from the book A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. Also in the Vintage Minis series: Desire by Haruki Murakami Eating by Nigella Lawson Race by Toni Morrison Babies by Anne Enright
Welcome to motherhood - a land of aching fatigue, constant self-sacrifice and thankless servitude, a land of bottomless devotion, small hands and feet like warm pink roses, and velvet kisses. This book offers a collection of short stories dealing with motherhood such as: Dear George, Hey Yeah Right Get a Life and Constitutional.
Your sister might be the kindred soul who knows you best, or the most alien being in your household; she might enrage you or inspire you, but she'll always share with you a totally unique bond. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are four of the most famous sisters in literature. This book features their stories of the joys and heartaches they share.
Is there anything quite so exhilarating as swimming in wild water? This is a joyful swimming tour of Britain, a frog's-eye view of the country's best bathing holes - the rivers, rock pools, lakes, ponds, lochs and sea that define a watery island.
Bob Slocum is anxious, bored and fearful of his job. So why is it he wants nothing more than the chance to speak at the next company convention? In this book, the author takes us for a turn on the maddening hamster wheel of work.
Selected from the book Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. Also in the Vintage Minis series: Liberty by Virginia Woolf Eating by Nigella Lawson Swimming by Roger Deakin Drinking by John Cheever
Selected from the book Making Babies by Anne Enright VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. Also in the Vintage Minis series: Love by Jeanette Winterson Fatherhood by Karl Ove Knausgaard Motherhood by Helen Simpson Home by Salman Rushdie
When it comes to death, is there ever a best case scenario? In this book, the author confronts our unending obsession with the end. He also reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our careers and why we eventually turn into our parents.