The story of a half Chinese, half English woman in pre and post-Cultural Revolution China, this is a fascinating account of an extraordinary time that is both sad, shocking, funny and thought provoking
A sharply crafted and unflinchingly honest memoir ('simply the best memoir by a chef ever. Ever.' Anthony Bourdain) about the search for meaning and purpose from one of America's most recognized chefs and up-and-coming literary talents.
I'd had enough sex without love, maybe it was time to look for love without sex?': a witty look at twenty-first-century sex as Hephzibah Anderson seeks to resurrect romance during a year-long adventure in chastity
'Ackroyd reinvented the biography genre, pushing at the boundaries - he pulls of the feat of climbing inside Chaucer's soul by immersing himself in the history and literature of the period' Scotland on Sunday