The story of extraordinary women who lost their way - their sense of self, their identity, their freedom - and found it again through walking in the wild. A feminist exploration of the power of walking in nature, following in the footsteps of Gwen John, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frieda Lawrence, Clara Vyvyan, Simone de Beauvoir and Nan Shepherd.
Eliza Acton, despite having never before boiled an egg, became one of the world's most successful cookery writers. Her story is fascinating, uplifting and inspiring. With recipes that leap to life from the page, The Language of Food explores the enduring struggle for female freedom, the creativity and quiet joy of cooking and the poetry of food.
An American gothic... In the early 1990s, Tommy Morrison, a young roughneck from the hinterland of Jay, Oklahoma, burst onto the scene to become one of the most controversial fighters of his era. As an undefeated prospect with a crippling left hook, Morrison attracted plenty of attention (and criticism) from boxing insiders, but it was his starring role in Rocky V that propelled him to the brink of stardom-and ultimately lead to his tragic downfall.
In We Are Electric, award-winning science writer Sally Adee explores the history of bioelectricity: from Galvani's epic eighteenth-century battle with the inventor of the battery, Alessandro Volta, to the medical charlatans claiming to use electricity to cure pretty much anything, to advances in the field helped along by the unusually massive axons of squid. And finally, she journeys into the future of the discipline, through today's laboratories where we are starting to see real-world medical applications being developed. The bioelectric revolution starts here.