I’ve really enjoyed reading the non-fiction reviews in Shiny 10 and I’m sure you will too. There’s a plethora of biographies and autobiographies in the section this time round, with many famous names showing up.
For biographies you can browse through three great nineteenth-century names:
- Nick Holland Anne Brontë
- Elaine Showalter Julia Ward Howe
- Frances Wilson, Thomas de Quincey
- Also, though not strictly a biography, there’s John Haffenden’s Letters of TS Eliot
In autobiography there are
There are also some passages of memoir in Anne Dillard’s collection of essays, The Abundance.
Then there’s a review of a book on psychiatry, Jeffrey Leiberman’s Shrinks. And we mustn’t forget the cookbooks, a couple of wonderfully desirable sounding ones, Sabrina Ghayour’s Sirocco and Regula Ysewjin’s Pride and Pudding.
Harriet, Non-Fiction Editor, Shiny New Books