Our first releases of the year are by authors well known to NYRB Classics readers. The Traveller’s Tree by Patrick Leigh Fermor is “still the best piece of travel writing on the Caribbean” (The Guardian) and Conquered City by Victor Serge is a tragic novel of revolutionary terror. Both of these January books, as well as all NYRB Classics by Patrick Leigh Fermor and Victor Serge, are available at a limited-time 25% discount.
This week marks the birthday of Quentin Blake, one of the most celebrated children’s book illustrators working today. Along with The New York Review Children’s classics, Uncle and Uncle Cleans Up by J.P. Martin, he illustrated more than three hundred books by such authors as Russell Hoban, Joan Aiken, and Roald Dahl.
NYRB Classics make fantastic book group selections. Often with introductions by contemporary writers, they are a fresh alternative for your next meeting.
Just released from The New York Review Children’s Collection is Supposing by Alastair Reid, with brand new illustrations by Bob Gill. Supposing is available at a limited-time 25% discount. Or purchase it with Alastair Reid’s Ounce Dice Trice, and get 40% off their combined retail prices.
A Month of Writers on Writers
at Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, Upper East Side
I was a child backyard cook. I made salads of dandelion heads or clover leaves and even baked up
a mud pie or two. But truth be told, I wasn’t very inventive. Like an overworked parent serving
macaroni and cheese night after night, I tended to fall back on a few favorite dishes that required
little thought. Is it any wonder that my dolls, and eventually even the tiniest neighborhood ants,
turned down my invitations to dine?