A journey told through stories and songs into Doggerland, the ancient region that once joined the east coast of England to Holland
A beautifully illustrated account of the search for an undiscovered genius, the Norfolk fisherman who became an artist. Winner of the East Anglian Book of the Year 2015 Winner of the New Angle Book Prize 2017
Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Biography Award, the 2012 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, and longlisted for the Dolman Travel Book of the Year, this is a moving and fascinating account of the history, landscape and people of a remote village high in the Ligurian mountains.
A treat for Christmas, a delightful little book of stories by one of Britain’s most original writers.
Julia Blackburn's brilliant and haunting new book is a life of Billie Holiday told in the voices of those who knew her.
'Blackburn rescues the man from inside the madman. She redeems a lost life' The Times
'An enchanting book that provides a vivid sense of life at a time when our forebears co-existed closely with hunger, dreams, lice, angels, contagion, foul odours, mermaids and miracles' - Barbara Trapido, Express
'A magically idiosyncratic collage of history, biography and travel writing, permeated with madness and fantasy, absurdity and despair... Bewitching' - The Times
'Formidable... memorable and poetic' - Evening Standard