Author: Bella Freud
Fashion designer and writer Bella Freud looks back on her life in books. Choosing the ten books that have most afffected her, Bella Freud has pieced together a personal and original collection of books that is guaranteed to surprise and entertain.
PLUS these ten beautifully wrapped books will be delivered alongside a previously unpublished introduction from Bella Freud explaining why she choose these books and how they have influenced her work and personal life.
About Bella Freud
Fashion designer Bella Freud was born in London and studied in Rome. She is renowned for her signature jumpers and her fans include fashion icons Alexa Chung, Laura Bailey, Kate Moss and Alison Mosshart. Bella launched her eponymous label in 1990 and has since designed for brands including Biba, Barbour and Jaeger. She has also made a number of short films collaborating with film titans including John Malkovich.
This box contains:
Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton
As a teenager, Leanne Shapton trained for the Olympic swimming trials; now an artist, she is still drawn inexorably to swimming, in pools and on beaches across the world. What do you with an all-absorbing activity once it's past its relevance, and yet you can't quite give it up? Is it possible to find a new purpose for its rigours and focus? Swimming Studies is an original, meditative work that explores what it is like to move from a world of competition and discipline to one of recreation and introspection.
The Diary of a Nobody by Weedon & George Grossmith
The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmith, with illustrations by the latter. It originated as an intermittent serial in Punch magazine in 1888–89 and first appeared in book form, with extended text and added illustrations, in 1892. The Diary records the daily events in the lives of a London clerk, Charles Pooter, his wife Carrie, his son Lupin, and numerous friends and acquaintances over a period of 15 months.
The Outsider by Albert Camus
The Outsider was published in 1942. Its theme and outlook are often cited as exemplars of Camus's philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label. The titular character is Meursault, an indifferent French Algerian who, after attending his mother's funeral, apathetically kills an Arab man whom he recognises in French Algiers. The story is divided into two parts, presenting Meursault's first-person narrative view before and after the murder, respectively.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
Celebrated and vilified the world over for his courageous but bitter fight to gain for millions of black men and women the equality and respect denied them by their white neighbours, Malcolm X inspired as many people in the United States as he caused to fear him.
The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories 1896-1904 by Anton Chekhov
The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories is an enchanting collection of tales which showcase Anton Chekhov at the height of his power as a writer. In the final years of his life, Chekhov produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces, and some of the most highly-regarded works in Russian literature.
Joe Orton's Complete Plays
Includes Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Loot, What the Butler Saw, The Ruffian on the Stair, The Erpingham Camp, Funeral Games, and The ... Funeral Games, Good and Faithful Servant
Cheri by Colette
Cheri is the first of two novels concerning a love affair between a successful but aging courtesan, Léa de Lonval, and her spoiled young lover called Chéri.
White Mischief by James Fox
The infamous tale of the murder in january 1941 of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, who was discovered lying on the floor of his Buick, at a road intersection some miles outside Nairobi, with a bullet in his head.
The Dream Songs by John Berryman
John Berryman's Dream Songs are perhaps the funniest, saddest, most intricately wrought cycle of poems by an American in the twentieth century. They are also, more simply, the vibrantly sketched adventures of a uniquely American antihero named Henry.
M Train by Patti Smith
M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Smith reflects on the writer's craft and on artistic creation with singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature and coffee.
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