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Jonny Gelle is CEO of Original Talent. He is also Chairman of Curtis Brown and Chair of the books division.
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Varying Degrees of Success
A Memoir 1992-2020
David Lodge - May 27, 2021
In a career spanning six decades, David Lodge has been one of Britain's best-loved and most versatile writers. With Varying Degrees of Success he completes a trilogy of memoirs which describe his life from birth in 1935 to the present day, and together form a remarkable autobiography. His aim is to describe honestly and in some detail the highs and...
Jonny Geller
May 27, 2021
A very happy publication day to one of my favourite writers - David Lodge - for the third instalment of his memoirs, published today. They are wonderful books and anyone interested in the life of a writer should read them.      source
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Worst Idea Ever
Apr 29, 2021
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DON'T MISS THE RAZOR-SHARP NEW SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY PICK QUEEN BEE AND FAKING FRIENDS'Funny, insightful, sharp, wicked, brilliant - Jane Fallon at her very best' MILLY JOHNSON'I literally could not put this book down' 5***** READER REVIEW'Friendship, jealousy, deceit and so much more - I...
Jonny Geller
May 18, 2021
Bravo to a wonderful writer and wonderful book!      source
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The Devil You Know
Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion
Gwen Adshead - Jul 20, 2021
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In eleven vivid narratives based on decades of providing therapy to people in prisons and secure hospitals, an internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist demonstrates the remarkable human capacity for radical empathy, change, and redemption.What drives someone to commit an act of terrible violence? Drawing from her thirty ye...
Jonny Geller
Mar 25, 2021
Thank you @AgentSophieL for the proof of this remarkable book - The Devil You Know. Dr Gwen Adshead writes beautifully and with huge compassion about those who perpetrate heinous acts. Recommend this book, published by @faber in June.      source
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A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness
Catherine Cho - Aug 04, 2020
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Inferno is the riveting memoir of a young mother who is separated from her newborn son and husband when she's involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward in New Jersey after a harrowing bout of postpartum psychosis.When Catherine Cho and her husband set off from London to introduce their newborn son to family scattered across the United States, s...
Jonny Geller
Mar 18, 2021
This is an extraordinary book- beautifully written and so powerful. It lingers in your mind for months after reading.      source
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One of the Family
Why A Dog Called Maxwell Changed My Life
Nicky Campbell - Sep 14, 2021
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The arrival of Maxwell the Labrador in Nicky Campbell's life 12 years ago was a major turning point. Ever since the death of his beloved dog Candy, he'd craved the unique companionship that had so enriched his childhood. Co-presenter of ITV's Long Lost Family, reuniting parents with children, as an adopted child himself Nicky knows all too well the...
Jonny Geller
Feb 16, 2021
One of the Family is a wonderful, uplifting book about how the love of a dog can save your life. A brave and unflinchingly honest moment here by @NickyAACampbell.      source
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Jews Don’t Count
David Baddiel - Apr 20, 2021
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Jews Don’t Count is a book for people on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of reasoning, ...
Jonny Geller
Feb 10, 2021
This is a very good book. Essential reading for anyone who has been confused about antisemitism on the Left in recent years and, essentially, what the Jewish British experience has become. Bravo, @Baddiel      source
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No Rules Rules
Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention
Reed Hastings - Sep 08, 2020
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Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies There's never before been a company like Netflix. Not only because it has led a revolution in the entertainment industries; or because it generates billions of dollars in annual revenue; ...
Jonny Geller
Sep 08, 2020
Happy publication day to @reedhastings & Erin Mayer. If you want to know the secrets of @Netflix, read the book by its CEO. Fascinating and will make you think differently about the organisation where you work.      source
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Life and Fate
Vasily Grossman - May 16, 2006 (first published in 1960)
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A book judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated by the state, Life and Fate is an epic tale of World War II and a profound reckoning with the dark forces that dominated the twentieth century. Interweaving a transfixing account of the battle of Stalingrad with th...
Jonny Geller
Aug 10, 2020
The reason why you listen to writers when they recommend books is that they are never wrong. @lindasgrant has been urging us to read Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman for years and now I have all I can say is thank you & I must pass this on to you. Breathtaking, devastating book.      source
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The Lonely Century
How to Restore Human Connection in a World That's Pulling Apart
Noreena Hertz - Oct 20, 2020
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From an economist hailed as "one of the world's leading thinkers," (The Observer), an eye-opening exploration of the most urgent social issue of our time."Noreena Hertz delivers a compelling vision for how we can bridge our many divides at this time of great change and disruption."--Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive GlobalEven before a ...
Jonny Geller
Aug 10, 2020
This is an outstanding book and important read by @noreenahertz and published by @SceptreBooks on September 10th.      source
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Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid - Dec 31, 2019
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A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a liv...
Jonny Geller
Jul 29, 2020
During the #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate 48 hour silence on Twitter I read this book. A very good use of my time and recommend it.      source
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The Torrents of Spring
Ivan Turgenev - Jul 28, 2017
The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev , 1872. Ivan Turgenev (1818 - 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Turgenev was born to wealthy, noble Russian parents and grew up surrounded by by foreign governesses; thus he became fluent in French, German and English languages. His first major publication, a short story collec...
Jonny Geller
Jan 19, 2020
Some brilliant book recommendations below. Mine would be Spring Torrents by Turgenev      source
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari