So many brilliant books out at this time of year, my bookstack would be a mile high if I put them all in. Come and see what else we’ve got in! It’s the right time for cosy Autumn reading and, dare we say it, starting to think about Christmas treats!
✅ Pick of the bookstack:
Euphoria by Elin Cullhed (translated by Jennifer Hayashida)
“A woman’s life, erupting with brilliance and promise, is fissured by betrayal and the pressures of duty. What had once seemed a pastoral family idyll has become a trap, and she struggles between being the wife and mother she is bound to be and wanting to do and be so much more. The woman in question is Sylvia Plath in the final year of her life.
As Plath’s marriage to Ted Hughes unravels through the heady days of their first summer in Devon together, Sylvia turns increasingly to writing to express her pain and loss, yet also her resilience and power. She has decided to die, but the art she creates in her final weeks will set her name, and the world, ablaze.”
📣 Also a shout out for What Just Happened?! by Marina Hyde. Drawn from her spectacularly funny Guardian columns and including new material, What Just Happened?! is a welcome blast of humour and sanity in a world where reality has become stranger than fiction. And it’s signed!