Bookshop in Focus

Art Of Creative Thinking - Rod Judkins 

Sceptre £9.99

You are ninety times more creative than you think! Rodd Judkins from Central Saint Martins has studied successful creative thinkers from every walk of life. From the Dada Manifesto to Nobel prize winning economists, from Andy Warhol’s studio to Einstein’s desk – he distils a lifetime’s expertise into a succinct, surprising book that will inspire you to think more confidently and creatively.




Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast  Oscar Wilde 

Penguin £1.00

Wilde’s celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English – and his own genius.  ‘It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself.’ The perfect stocking filler.




Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940 -1950

Agnes Poirier  Bloomsbury £9.99

Agnes Poirier transports us to a time when Paris was at the heart of all that was new and brave and controversial. ‘ A series of intellectual, political and erotic entanglements, whose internecine complexity the author unpicks with great flair and relish.’ Financial Times.



Laura Knight: A Working Life Helen Valentine and Annette Wickham

Royal Academy £12.99

This volume illustrates how Dame Laura Knight (1877 – 1970) was exceptionally skilled in capturing the movement and multiplicity of life in her art. ‘ I am thankful to have known the tasks and struggles of common life, joy and despair like any other mortal.’



How to Argue with a Cat: A Human’s Guide to the Art of Persuasion  Jay Heinrichs

Penguin £7.99

If you can persuade a cat you can persuade anyone - this is the essential guide to getting your way written by an advisor to the Pentagon and NASA.  Cat wisdom: ‘small persuasive creatures rule the world.’




A Greek Journey Anne Desmet RA

Royal Academy  £9.95

Meticulously reproduced from the sketchbooks that Anne Desmet has used since  her first travels to Greece in the 1980s, every page is soaked in Mediterranean sunshine. Desmet’s drawings capture the daily life of her destinations with their bobbing fishing boats, shady streets, and bright blue seas.

November 29, 2019