Archive for February, 2018

  • 4th Estate International Women’s Day

    • Feb 28, 2018 •

    March is an exciting month for 4th Estate. We are proud as punch to publish an incredible variety of women’s writing and so this year, we are celebrating our female authors and women’s writing as a whole throughout the entire month of March. From iconic works by Joan Didion and Penelope Fitzgerald, to the pioneering voices of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Angela Saini, 4th Estate has you totally covered for all your feminist needs.

    We will be posting pieces to our website every single day of the month this March. That’s right, every single day! We will be bringing you exclusive pieces from our wonderful array of authors, 4th Estate personal picks from everyone in the team, recommendations to kick-start your 4th Estate feminist bookshelf, along with competitions to win some truly fantastic books. And more!

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    • Introducing The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam

      • Feb 22, 2018 • Tags: , , ,

      I began listening to my grandmother properly — and with a tape-recorder — twenty years ago, when she was already in her late 70s (she died when she was about 97). I loved listening to her: her use of language was so musical, and apt, and vivid. She would have recognised Chaucer, I sometimes thought, her speech had a similar earthiness, a poetic, sophisticated seeming-simplicity that arose partly from character, partly from the rich and very old religious and social background in which everyone around her shared. And partly because she did not learn to read until she was in her 60s, and everything was from memory – stories and jokes and dreams told and retold, in an oral culture that prized the ability to do this in the most skilful way possible.

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    • Paperback cover reveal:
      Inferior by Angela Saini

      • Feb 20, 2018 • Tags: , ,

      Are women more nurturing than men?
      Are men more promiscuous than women?
      Are males the naturally dominant sex?
      And can science give us an impartial answer to these questions?

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    • Cover reveal:
      Morning by Allan Jenkins

      • Feb 14, 2018 •

      ‘This is my manifesto for morning.

      There is an energy in the earlier hours, an awareness I enjoy. In today’s world we tend to wake as late as we can, timed to when we have to work. But we don’t need to chase the day.’

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    • Cover reveal: Elefant by Martin Suter

      • Feb 1, 2018 •

      The international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant.

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