What's Phil been reading?

By Mr Books Bookshop

By Mr Books Bookshop

Another year gone by so here's an update of my reading

Fantastic Fungi: How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness, and Save the Planet

Louis Schwartzberg and Eugenia Bone

£25.00 £23.25

Beautifully produced book that goes with the Netflix documentary but tells you so much more about how fungi lives and can save lives

Night Falls On The City: The Lost Masterpiece of Wartime Vienna

Sarah Gainham

£12.99 £12.08

Recommended to me and evocative and chilling. The story of Vienna as the Nazis took over.

All My Colors

David Quantick

£26.99 £25.10

David Quantick - the comedy writer (recently a guest on our podcast) and a quirky, filmic story of a book that never existed.

All The Devils Are Here

David Seabrook

£10.00 £9.30

Sad, elegiac, disturbing portrait of the eddies of English - especially Kentish - life

Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

Peter Godfrey-Smith

£9.99 £9.29

Fascinating look at what constitutes intelligence (warning: contains a shocking fact about octopus lives...)


Susanna Clarke

£14.99 £13.94

I loved Johnathan Strange & Mr Norrell and this drew me in from the start. Definitely one of my books of the year.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Sophie Rickard

£14.99 £13.94

This illustrated version tells the tale in an easily accessible way. Should be compulsory reading in all schools.

The Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity

Robin Ince

£17.98 £16.72

Robin was a guest at our first live/podcast event. What a great evening & the book is almost as good!

The Language of Food: "Mouth-watering and sensuous, a real feast for the imagination" BRIDGET COLLINS

Annabel Abbs

£14.99 £13.94

All about Eliza Action and Mrs Beeton's plagiarism of her recipes.

Phil's reading list

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