We all know that one person who only reads non-fiction. Here are two fascinating and insightful reads guaranteed to stimulate their reading life.See the other packs here.
What's included in the pack:
Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave by Mark Mordue
The first volume of the long-awaited, near-mythical biography of Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue.
A deeply beautiful, profound, profane and poetic biography of the early formative years of the dark prince of Australian rock ‘n’ roll, Boy on Fire is Nick Cave’s creation story. This is the story of the artist first as a boy, then as a young man. A deeply insightful work which charts his family, friends, influences, milieu and, most of all, his music, it reveals how Nick Cave shaped himself into the extraordinary artist he would become.
As well as a powerfully compelling biography of a singular, uncompromising artist, Boy on Fire is also a fascinating social and cultural biography, a vivid and evocative rendering of a time and place, from the fast-running dark river and ghost gums of Wangaratta, to the nascent punk scene which hit staid 1970s Melbourne like an atom bomb, right through to the torn wallpaper, sticky carpet and the manic, wild energy of nights at the Crystal Ballroom.
Boy on Fire is a stunning biographical achievement.
A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough
A legacy-defining book from Sir David Attenborough, reflecting on his life’s work, the dramatic changes to the planet he has witnessed, and what we can do to make a better future. See the world. Then make it better.
‘I am 93. I’ve had an extraordinary life. It’s only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet’s wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.’
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