‘BETWEEN THEM’ by Richard Ford

Ford often ascribes his slowness of reading to dyslexia, but I don’t believe him; there must be 48 hours in his day to our 24. He also claims to be a slow writer, and likewise his books should be read slowly. To which I add, Richard Ford books must be held, savoured, and not listened…

‘BAKING WITH KAFKA: Comics’ by Tom Gauld

If you like reading, have been giving writing a go, hold mild opinions/attitudes about politics, or are bemused about modern (online) life, you need this book not to feel alone in this world, to know your sentiments/reactions/feelings are shared by many. Whether the tiny book is filled with gentle humour or LOL moments will depend…

“GENERAL RELATIVITY FOR BABIES” by Chris Ferrie

A simple, concise explanation for an oft-over-complicated theory, this is a lovely introduction to the study of physics for babies living with bewildered, perplexed, or mystified grownups, particularly those in need of explanation with pictures. Light-weight board, rounded corners, and wipeable pages make this volume human-friendly.