Susannah

The Shepherd’s Life

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250060242
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 12th, 2015

In prose as sparse and rugged as the Lakeland fells, Rebanks takes us through the year of sheep farming in this idyllic corner of Britain. A memoir of the hardships of the farming life, it is also a moving testament to the value of tradition, rural community, and shared land over tourism and cultural urbanism.

 

Susannah


Notorious RBG

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780062415837
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 27th, 2015

I don't quite know exactly what this is but I'm in awe. Biography or Etsy shop? Scrapbook and photo album or feminist polemic? Either way RBG and her legions of admirers win my ardent admiration for her life work and their creativity.

Susannah

 


Riding Home

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By Tim Hayes, Robert Redford (Introduction by), Robert Redford (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781250033512
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 3rd, 2015

The joys and benefits of the horse-human relationship have long been espoused, but here, natural horseman Hayes goes a step further into the scientific and clinical reasons behind the success of therapeutic horsemanship programs. Wounded Warriors, autistic youth, those who have suffered domestic abuse are some of those who have been emotionally transformed by relationships with horses. Fascinating reading which should turn any skeptic into a lifelong horse lover, I hope.

Susannah

 


The Wolf Border

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ISBN: 9780062208477
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Published: Harper - June 9th, 2015

The task of reintroducing wolves to northern Britain proves to be challenging on several political levels. Sarah Hall delivers a magical tale of an inspiring Eco mission that is also fraught with domestic angst yet maintains the ethereal mystery of the wolves in question.

Susannah


THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE

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The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250060242
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Flatiron Books - May 12th, 2015

In prose as sparse and rugged as the Lakeland fells, Rebanks takes us through the year of sheep farming in this idyllic corner of Britain. A memoir of the hardships of the farming life, it is also a moving testament to the value of tradition, rural community, and shared land over tourism and cultural urbanism.

SUSANNAH

 


A PLEASURE AND A CALLING

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ISBN: 9781250060631
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Published: Picador USA - January 6th, 2015

This is a skillfully unfurled story; a taut psychological thriller with an increasing sense of menace featuring a noseyparker, a spy, a “connoisseur” of people’s private lives who is possibly the creepiest character you’ve ever met. Don’t just lock your doors, change the locks too!

Susannah


EVERY DAY IS MOTHER’S DAY

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ISBN: 9780312668037
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Published: Picador USA - August 31st, 2010

Long before Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel wrote her excellent black comedy Every Day is Mother's Day and its sequel, Vacant Possession , which unleash the horrific Muriel Axon upon the world. The two time Booker Prize winner succeeds in delivering a creepy and satirical domestic saga that is precise, frightening and entertaining, and we can see exactly how well she cut her narrative teeth.

Susannah


Patrick Melrose Novels

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The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312429966
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Published: Picador USA - January 31st, 2012

The "Melrosian" - or five short novels centered on the life of Patrick Melrose - is a powerful and ambitious novel cycle based loosely on the author's own life.  Elegantly written and powerfully controlled, it is serious, and sometimes heartbreaking, yet also laugh out loud funny in its pithy observations of the lives of privilege and wealth.  The sort of read that remains with you once the book is done.


Susannah


The Devil in the Marshalsea

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780544176676
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Published: Mariner Books - June 10th, 2014

Listed as one of the best crime novels of the year by The Guardian (UK), this is historical fiction at its best. So thoroughly researched and evocatively written you can feel and smell London - in particular the Marshalsea debtors' prison - of 1727. This rip roaring tale does not give us the sentimental Marshalsea of Dickens' Little Dorit but something entirely more brutal, corrupt and festering in its insidious detail. Any fans of David Liss' Benjamin Weaver series will love this.

Susannah V.


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