Henrietta Lovell is best known as 'The Rare Tea Lady'. She is on a mission to revolutionise the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves.
This charming first-person tome takes the reader on a quest to find the best fresh tea leaves in the world
Written in Bone
Professor Sue Black
" a personal and professional account of a life spent working in forensic anthropolog..."
— London Review of Books
4 out of 5
Having and Being Had
"Having and Being Had dwells on Biss’s unease about her participation in a system whose values she does not embrace, even as she savours its rewards..."
— Times Literary Supplement
3.5 out of 5
Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires
Professor Richard Bradford
"Bradford has heroically slogged through the 8,000 pages of her diaries and notebooks..."
— The Sunday Times
3.89 out of 5
She Come by it Natural
"(A) bracing, mountain-fresh repositioning of the country star’s story..."
Not a Novel
Jenny Erpenbeck (Y)
"Erpenbeck’s writing is at its best precisely when she is able to provide us with this structure. ..."
Mark Stevens, Annalyn Swan
"a captivating triumph..."
— The Guardian
4.44 out of 5
"A new biography suggests Joe Biden has picked a VP who will not shrink from tackling the toxic legacy of Trump..."
"At once gritty and escapist, it offers timely lessons not just in perseverance, but in nurturing optimism..."
— The Observer
Dostoevsky in Love
"An experimental biography tries to domesticate the great novelist, who was scarcely able to tie his own shoelaces without disaster..."
— The Daily Telegraph
4.3 out of 5
All the Young Men
Ruth Coker Burks
"a paean to making friendships across boundaries, to being kind even when the cost is nearly unbearable..."
"Despite biographical gaps, the intellectual seriousness and extraordinary resilience of the 18th-century philosopher shines through..."
— Financial Times
Weren't Born a Man
Dana Gillespie, David Shasha
"In an eye-popping memoir, the singer describes going to bed with Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Roman Polanski, Michael Caine and Sean Connery while still in her teens..."
— The Spectator
I Wanna Be Yours
John Cooper Clarke
"He is the missing link between Pam Ayres and the Sex Pistols, between Baudelaire and the Beano...."
3.85 out of 5
"An indelible portrait of the CIA’s institutional derangement..."
— Irish Times
Seed to Dust
Marc Hamer, Jonathan Ashworth
"an invaluably original view of one man in his garden..."
— Daily Mail
"short but inspiring..."
Words Fail Us
"A writer with a stutter offers a thought-provoking defence of disfluency and takes a sideswipe at Freud..."
Scotland After the Virus
Gerry Hassan, Simon Barrow
"seeks to tap into the creative inner life of the country, weaving a rich pattern of stories and poems through the chapters..."
— The Scotsman
The Commonwealth of Cricket
"a delightful sporting memoir..."
— New Statesman
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
"a fascinating sort-of seminar, but not without its drawbacks..."
4.25 out of 5
Dancing in the Mosque
"A rebellious woman’s memoir about her life under the Taliban is moving and gripping..."
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
"The great writer’s passion and resilience resonate anew in Eddie S Glaude Jr’s timely, powerful study..."
The Big Con
"In his new memoir, Britain’s most famous fraudster explains how he conned as much as £30 million out of banks and shops..."
Songteller: My Life in Lyrics
Dolly Parton, Robert K. Oermann
"packs in a great number of her words..."
In the Land of the Cyclops
Karl Ove Knausgaard, Martin Aitken
"Inside the head of an interesting — if self-indulgent — thinker..."
3 out of 5
Statesman of Europe
T. G. Otte
"Thomas Otte asks whether our then-Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, was culpable for failing to avert war..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
3.78 out of 5