‘The more that places, customs, the circumstances of adventures are changed, the more we see that we amidst them are unchanging.’
Rebecca Giggs watches the slow death of a beached humpback whale.
As a child, Primo Levi discovered the surprising brutality to raising tadpoles.
Witness: Butterflies on a Wheel
Anthony Doerr on the most marvellous thing he's ever seen: the migration of butterflies in Wyoming.
The loss of a cat leads to recollections of other losses in this memoir by Mary Gaitskill.
Hilary Mantel grew up with a dog she called Victor and a brother she called pig.
ʻCanetti is the story of a liberation: a mind – a language – a tongue set free to roam the world.’
Painter to the King
‘There are many facets to being a king; and yet all edges must appear burnished to a perfect smooth orb, shining at the centre of his empire.’ An extract from Painter to the King by Amy Sackville.
‘No one knows how to wait like soldiers. There is no time or place that soldiers are not waiting and waiting.’