Literati in 1920s Paris, Neurosurgery in Fitzrovia, Armageddon in Oxfordshire, and Emotional Breakdown in Massachusetts

Profile #38: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. Profile by Samantha Cumes.

It was the Jazz Age, the era of the Lost Generation, and everywhere was ripe with passion, hunger, revolution and genius. Hemingway's memoir of his youthful days in Paris is both a catalogue of great literary names and a deeply personal account of poverty, hope and discovery.

A Moveable Feast

 

Profile #39: Saturday by Ian McEwan. Profile by Kathryn Liu.

A day in the life of Henry Perowne, neurosurgeon and squash player, a man as contented as he is wealthy. But 15 February 2003 is to be no ordinary day – for London, bursting with anti-war protesters, or for Perowne, whose chance encounter with a troubled thug comes back to hurt him where he is most vulnerable.

Saturday

 

Profile #40: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Profile by Priya Govender.

The Apocalypse is nigh. It’s the final showdown between Good and Evil, except that Heaven and Hell’s representatives on Earth aren’t all that sure about the coming Armageddon. They rather like things the way they are. Already the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are on the move, and only a small boy – the Antichrist, erroneously switched at birth – stands in their way.

Good Omens

 

Profile #41: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Profile by Siân Cleaver.

This is Siân's THIRD profile!

A semi-autobiographical account of a female college student's mental breakdown, set against the background of 1950s America.

The Bell Jar   Sian Cleaver