Literature, Reference & Ideas

//Literature, Reference & Ideas

  • Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

    Clare Carlisle

    Hot on the heels of Sue Prideaux’s superb biography of Nietzsche, we now have a splendid account of the Socrates of Copenhagen.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Origins: How The Earth Made Us

    Lewis Dartnell

    Did you know that voting patterns in today’s USA follow the bed of an ancient sea? This is a superb account of how the planet’s composition affects our human story.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love

    Naomi Wolf

    The Obscene Publications Act of 1857 gave legal form to ideas of ‘normalcy’ and ‘deviancy’ and turned writers, editors, publishers, artists and gallerists into gatekeepers of ‘public decency.’ Wolf invokes John Addinton Symonds, Whitman, Rosetti and many others in this brilliant exposition of suppression.

    Hardback £20.00
  • The Nine Cloud Dream

    Kim Man-Jung

    A sort of Buddhist version of ‘The Divine Comedy’, in which a monk distracted by eight delightful fairies is reborn as the ideal man. A new translation of this C17th Korean masterpiece.

    Paperback £11.99
  • A New Divan: A Lyrical Dialogue between East & West

    edited by Bill Swainson & Barbara Schwepcke

    The 200th anniversary of Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan forms the inspiration for A New Divan (Gingko, 2019), a multi-lingual collection of poems and translations on Goethe’s original themes from a roster of twenty-four leading poets in eleven languages, with facing English translations. With an introduction by Daniel Barenboim.

    We are delighted that two of the poets involved in this project will speak at Sandoe’s on 2nd July – booking essential. Please see here for more details.

    Hardback £20.00
  • The Lost Art Of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts

    Karen Armstrong

    A powerful argument that scriptures were always seen as spiritual tools rather than the binding set of rules for which they are now often taken.

    Hardback £25.00
  • The Unnamable Present

    Roberto Calasso

    The collective noun for Calasso’s books must be an ‘exhilaration’. This is the ninth part of his unfurling of culture that began with ‘The Ruin of Kasch’.

    Hardback £16.99
  • Faber & Faber: The Untold Story

    Toby Faber

    Drawing on unpublished letters, minutes, memoirs and diaries, a scion tells the story of one of the world’s great – and still independent – publishing houses.

    Hardback £20.00
  • The Impatient Pen: Printed Matter

    Nicky Haslam, introduction by A N Wilson

    An anthology of observations, critiques and tributes from the polymathic Haslam who famously revised the three ‘R’s (royalty, Russians and rock-stars). Funny, gossipy, trenchant.

    Hardback £22.99