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Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg, volume one of the new Philip Pullman trilogy, and a book on the surrender of culture to technology

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Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg, volume one of the new Philip Pullman trilogy, and a book on the surrender of culture to technology

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  • Claire Clifton Coles is reading… Climbing Free - My Life in the Vertical World by Lynn Hill

    Lynn 'It goes boys' Hill is one of my all time heroes. A tour-de-force in the climbing world when the sport was particularly male dominated, she was known as one of the best climbers in the world and was the first person to free climb the Nose of El Capitan. This book gives me an insight into her life, the events that shaped her, what drives her and how she overcomes adversity. In short she is inspirational and I hope in reading her book I can learn to be more Lynn.
    • BUY Climbing Free - My Life in the Vertical World on Amazon or pop into your local bookshop.

  • Anna James is reading… Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg

    I'm reading 2001's Pages for You in anticipation of the sequel which came out earlier this year, Pages for Her. This is the story of seventeen-year-old Flannery starting at university and falling in love with an older woman. The delight Brownrigg takes in language is a joy to read; it's written in short lovely chapters full of sensual, witty sentences about growing up and falling in love.
    • BUY Pages for You on Amazon or pop into your local bookshop.

  • Lauren Laverne is reading… Technopoly by Neil Postman

    In this Postman explores the “surrender” of culture to technology. Back in 1992 he was one of the few voices asking how the emerging digital revolution would impact our understanding of concepts like truth, news, knowledge and religion. A quarter of a century his questions and concerns are as compelling as ever.
    • BUY Technopoly by Neil Postman on Amazon or pop into your local bookshop.

  • Frankie Graddon is reading… Francesca Segal - The Awkward age

    Families are complicated things – an idea powerfully explored in Segal's second novel, The Awkward Age. Julie and her daughter have been a tight unit of two, until Julie falls madly in love with hansom and fabulous James. So far so good. But when James and his son Nathan move into the family home, things quickly become very complicated. Love, loss, new beginnings and saying goodbye, it's all in here. A moving read.
    • BUY Francesca Segal - The Awkward Age on Amazon or pop into your local bookshop.

  • Sam Baker is reading… La Belle Sauvage, Volume One of The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman

    I have been hyperventilating with excitement ever since I read that Philip Pullman was writing a new trilogy set in the land of His Dark Materials novels, starting with a prequel featuring Lyra as a baby. To be fair it was a lot of pressure to put on one small book, but I wasn’t disappointed. A slightly less complicated read than the original novels Belle Sauvage is still engaging, captivating and unputdownable. The only question is, how long till the next one?
    • BUY La Belle Sauvage, Volume One of The Book of Dust on Amazon or pop into your local bookshop.

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