‘The book is a manifesto for the revival of pastoral nomadism – leading goats from pasture to pasture and surviving on their milk and wild plants.’ William Atkins on Jim Corbett’s Goatwalking.
‘When I was at school I used to think that everyone disliked me, and it wasn’t far from true.’
‘Cigarettes, lorgnons, eggs benedict, cocktails mixed with maple syrup, long spills down Lanvin suits.’ Julia Armfield on why Mary McCarthy’s The Group is the best book of 1963.
Julian Baggini on why Philippa Foot’s Natural Goodness is the best book of 2001.
Caroline Crampton on why Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers is the best book of 1937.
Lauren Aimee Curtis on why Transit by Anna Seghers is the best book of 1944.
Johanna Ekström on memory and assault. Translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
Foraging for the infamous liberty cap mushroom in Dublin.‘At the root of my interest in both drugs and art was the longing for an encounter with otherness.’
Katherine Angel on Stromae and Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium.
‘I descend to confront – a visitor! After the jam? I think so. Or the gin.’
‘Sky of bright rust and / soapy aquamarine.’
‘We were trapped in a sort of double prison: by poverty in Europe, and by China and its expectations of us.’
‘There is a Europe of life and a Europe of death, on the mass graves of which we perpetuate a dream.’ Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale.
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