We hope you haven’t forgotten that it’s Father’s Day on Sunday. If you have, we recommend running to your nearest bookshop and grabbing one of these recent 4th Estate reads…
TRIBE by Sebastian Junger
‘A brilliant little book driven by a powerful idea’ Evening Standard
In his powerful new book, Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, looks at our strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding, and how this tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, and why regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.
WHAT WE CANNOT KNOW by Marcus du Sautoy
‘Brilliant and fascinating. No one is better at making the recondite accessible and exciting’ Bill Bryson
Is your dad a know-it-all? Well, know you can prove him wrong with this brilliant and thought-provoking expedition to the furthest reaches of modern science. As he’ll find out from our expert guide, Marcus du Sautoy, there is still much to learn, and there are some things we may never be able to understand.
KING POWER by Richard III
Jamie Vardy was on the score-sheet again yesterday, rolling his incredible season with Leicester right on into the Euros. Relive the most remarkable season with one of the unsung heroes of the campaign as your guide. Richard III’s reburial in Leicester Cathedral sparked the then doomed Foxes into life, a year on and they are Champions.
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan
‘There will not be a novel with a larger and more dazzlingly deployed vocabulary published this year…Constantly invigorating, surprising and transfixing novel’ TLS
Fathers, legacy and inheritance at the heart C.E. Morgan’s magisterial new novel, The Sport of Kings. A spiralling tale of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, this is an acclaimed and unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow by the enduring legacy of slavery.
BARKSKINS by Annie Proulx
‘Annie Proulx has written her masterpiece… The novel is quite simply tremendous’ Newsday
Fathers and legacy also play a role in Annie Proulx’s monumental new book Barkskins. Starting in the 1600s as two men leave France for the woodland wilderness of the great Canadian forests, Proulx charts their lives and the lives of their descendants all the way to present day. An extraordinary achievement packed with unforgettable characters, it’s the work of an absolute master storyteller.
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