The Best Books of 2021
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Recommended Signed Books
Signed Editions of Putting the Rabbit in the Hat by Brian Cox
Puting the Rabbit In The Hat is as open, honest and occasionally blunt a memoir as you'd expect from Cox. But it is also tender, self-deprecating and inspirational. Having found a home in the Dundee Rep after a troubled childhood Cox describes with fascinating insight how his career developed often at the cost of his personal relationships. We read of his experiences with great actors and directors (and, in his opinion- which he freely offers- the not so great as they think). Central to his craft is the text from which, he says, springs all good acting, theatre, film and tv. Cox's own text is that of an exceptional artist and one of the non-fiction books of my year.
Signed Editions of Manifesto by Bernardine Evaristo
A brave and uncompromising memoir from the 2020 Booker Prize Winning novelist, Bernardine Evaristo. The book details Bernardine's meteoric rise from the outside to the mainstream and the strength to never give up in the face of adversity.
Signed Editions of Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet
An intense and psychological literary novel about a young woman investigating the death of her sister from the Booker shortlisted author of His Bloody Project. The narrator is unreliable leading to an uneasy aura that permeates the story.