“Cain and Abel were not brothers, not twins. They were...two sides of the same person, good and evil warring against its own inclinations. The same struggle was borne out in every person, over and over, from the very most beginning of time, and you could only answer for yourself which brother would win.”
By Megan Thomas Firstly, isn’t this cover the most delightfully extra thing you’ve ever seen? Well, it’s bland compared to the vivacious woman whose life it documents. I had never heard of Isabella Blow prior to reading this biography by Lauren Goldstein Crowe - which, as I understand it, is pretty shocking for anyone with…
By Megan Thomas This is the best short story collection I’ve ever read. I’m still thinking about each and every story, the magical realism still playing over in my mind and offering alternative interpretations as the time after reading passes. Julia Armfield lyrically captures the confounding nuances of human experience and interaction, the intricacies and…
A business and fashion book that unpacks the success story that is the Jimmy Choo brand.
An anthology of the longlist for the 2019 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize.
"The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact"
“At the time, age eighteen, having been brought up in a hair-trigger society where the ground rules were – if no physically violent touch was being laid upon you, and no outright verbal insults were being levelled at you, and no taunting looks in the vicinity either, then nothing was happening, so how could you be under attack from something that wasn’t there? At eighteen I had no proper understanding of the ways that constituted encroachment.”
"A cow looks out to sea, dreaming of a life that involves grass."
“Be a person with knowledge, not just opinions.”
Poetry on love, abuse, healing, sex, shame, and the stolen history of the queer community.