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|Quartet Authors in the News
Rupert Darwall, author of The Age of Global Warming: A History, writes this week’s Spectator cover feature. Rupert looks at why the Met Office get our weather predictions so wrong, suggesting climate change ideology has corrupted a valuable British institution.
|Author of the Month
On 1st July we published A Rogues’ Gallery by Peter Lewis, July’s author of the month.‘Peter Lewis has produced a collection of shrewd, readable nuggets. These cameos tell us not just about the likes of John Osborne, Harold Pinter, Ralph Richardson and Bernard Levin but also give us an idea of the range of the old-fashioned Fleet Street star, sceptical yet merciful, an eye for both detail and the broader sweep – and all of it brushed by an interestingly spiritual dimension’ Quentin Letts
|June 2013 marked the 110th year of George Orwell’s birth and the 20th anniversary of the Orwell Prize. We celebrated by publishing a selection of Brian Sewell’s 2003 Orwell Prize-Winning essays. This Quartet Digital exclusive is available here
Brian Sewell was in conversation with Sir Roy Strong at The Winchester Festival last Friday. It was a fantastic evening!
Our first newsletter brings a special offer – you can buy Fulfilment and Betrayal by Naim Attallah for only £15. Get your copy now!
Nowhere Ending Sky
by Marlen Haushofer £12 PB
‘One of Marlen Haushofer’s strengths is her uncanny ability not to reduce things when putting them into words There is an ebullience, elegance and restless excitement to Meta’s story’ Independent on Sunday
|Growing Up in Restaurants
by James Pembroke £17.50 PB
‘He reveals himself to be a sparkling writer, a witty raconteur blessed with a hilarious family of black sheep. Bon appétit!’ The Times
|Backing Into Light: My Father’s Son
by Colin Spencer £25 HB
‘Written in a straightforward manner with no attempt to gloss over the unacceptable or deny the contradictions, this is a remarkable autobiography which subverts everything you thought you knew about love and life’ The Spectator
We’ve published a new edition of feminist classic The Wall by Marlen Haushofer. The book was first published in English in 1991. Variously interpreted as an ironic Robinson Crusoe story, a philosophical parable of human isolation and as dystopian fiction, The Wall is at once a simple survival story and a disturbing meditation on twentieth-century history.The Wall has also just been adapted into a film starring Martina Gedeck, receiving rave reviews at the BFI London Film Festival and across the US since its release on 3rd July. There have been showings at the ICA all week!
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