New This Month
In Praise of Shadows, Junichirō Tanizaki’s eloquent tribute to Japanese aesthetics, shines in David Rintoul’s mellow and erudite reading. A love letter to the austere beauty of traditional Japan, Tanizaki’s essay explores the essence of shadows and darkness, and shows how they augment beauty. We also have the fifth of Barbara Euphan Todd’s Worzel novels, Worzel Gummidge Takes a Holiday, a delightful return to Scatterbrook and the madcap antics of the walking, talking scarecrow.
Dreamy, melancholic and mysterious, In Praise of Shadows is Junichirō Tanizaki’s eloquent tribute to the austere beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics. Through architecture, ceramics, theatre, food and women, Tanizaki explains the essence of shadows and darkness, and how they are able to augment beauty.
Worzel Gummidge Takes a Holiday is the fifth of the Worzel novels by Barbara Euphan Todd. John and Susan are back at Scatterbrook, and Worzel Gummidge is up to his usual antics, along with his fellow scarecrows, Earthy Mangold and Hannah Harrow. Worzel also has a go at flying before coming down to earth with a crash!
Naxos AudioBooks was present at the Audiobook Revolution sessions at the recent FutureBook conference in London. The strong attendance was a sign, if one were needed, of the impressive growth that the audiobook market is currently enjoying. It was unsurprising …