More More More for March: Pre-Orders

Spring brings lots of books that have us looking at the world anew – books to wander with, books to sit under trees with, books to renew our creative energies & desires.

10% off all titles, all month. 

Kirsty Bell, The Undercurrents

A (true) story of Berlin in which one house acts as a camera or kaleidoscope, bringing into view & mixing together a century or more of history, capturing figures such as Rosa Luxemburg and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 

Emily Berry, Unexhausted Time

The dream, right? This is poetry to reaching renew your soul by charting experiences of slippage and loss, "your face striking / me like the time of an appointment I’ve / missed" 

Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein, In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing

Want to read (and write) like the divine Elena Ferrante? We can't promise this essay collection can achieve that magical transfusion, but it's certainly a beautiful way to try.

Matthew Green, Shadowlands: A Journey Through Lost Britain

Our fave historian sets out to hear the drowned bells and remembered puffins that echo in Britain's lost places, reminding us our story is more complex and less completist than imperial narratives would have us believe. 

John Grindrod, Iconicon: A Journey Around the Landmark Buildings of Contemporary Britain

From Barrett Homes to the Angel of the North, the built landscape of Britain has changed dynamically in the post-war years, and John Grindrod is a great guide to the iconic shapes and silhouettes that populate our shared spaces.

Robert Hewison, Passport to Peckham: Culture and Creativity in a London Village

A joyful study of a century of community, at once local and transnational. In looking at how people live and work, gets into wider implications of policy, policing and planning that limit and frustrate – or inspire creative resistance.

Lauren John Joseph, At Certain Points We Touch

Hotly-anticipated debut novel from playwright, performer and icon Lauren John Joseph – and it's everything you want, a gorgeous, restless story of falling hard, fucking up bad, and the wild emotions of looking back. 

Ashley Nelson Levy, Immediate Family

'While I waited, sometimes I thought of you. I thought about how secrets change.' A rush of unguarded second-person narration in the form of an imagined wedding toast to a beloved adopted brother, Immediate Family is a keeper.

Amy Liptrot, The Instant

Or, how to fall in love again with everything – the world, birds, connection, urban life, and each other. The perfect book for this season of re-entry, re-worlding, re-wilding. Hang on to your wings over Berlin!

Madeline Miller, Galatea: A Short Story

Gorgeous gift edition of a story from a modern master, with a new afterword by the author. Miller brings her feminist discernment to the original myth of the living sculpture, plotting a daring escape from her sculptor.

Mark Mordue, Boy on Fire: The Young Nick Cave

We've been blessed by Nick Cave for so long, it can be hard to remember what a wild, unexpected & disruptive force he first was in his 20s, back in 1980. This book brings the awe, the Australianness, and the aftermath of the early years.

Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes, Paradais *SIGNED*

Yes, it's your Hurricane Season fave, back with more scrupulous examinations of the violent racism, classism and sexism of Mexican society, this time focused on two teenage boys unlikelily united across the class divide by fantasies of escape.  

Linda Nochlin, edited by Aruna D'Souza, Making It Modern: Essays on the Art of the Now

The OG of feminist art history with her essay "Why Have There Been No Women Artists?," Linda Nochlin was also an exceptional writer on what makes art (and us) modern, in all its unsettling & compelling aspects from nudity to the Vietnam War. 

Eloghosa Osunde, Vagabonds!

Welcome to Lagos, the city and its spirits. This is an exhilarating novel constructed like that intricate city, orchestrally layering and connecting voices that rise up in a chorus demanding queer and class liberation. Utterly magical. 

Devika Ponnambalam, I Am Not Your Eve

Teha’amana is known to history as the 13-year-old girl sold to artist Paul Gauguin in Tahiti in 1891, and seen in his paintings. This, instead, is her story, an imaginative immersion that lays bare colonialism and offers another world.  

Robbie Quinn, Street Unicorns

Street style from New York City and around the world, as photographer Robbie Quinn interviews and captures the beautiful and the brave who inspire us in dark days. 

Oscar Riera Ojeda, Fragments: Jewish Cemeteries / in search of lost times

A passion project from photographer Oscar Riera Ojeda, with a foreword by Etgar Keret. Inspired by Marcel Proust, this is a record of ancient cemeteries in Poland, neglected since the removal of their communities, yet still full of history.

Irene Sola, translated by Mara Faye Lethem, When I Sing, Mountains Dance

Poet Irene Solà scatters mushrooms, mountains, memories and not a little witchcraft in her European Union prize-winning novel of a rural Catalan family, in which the world is alive and speaking. 

Jack Young, The Council House

Another excellent volume from Hoxton Mini Press, this one a paean to the dream and reality of social housing in all its architectural innovation and lived beauty, tracing London's neglected history of people's places.

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