Some of my favourite books of the past year and the year before are The Diary of Anais Nin, Just Kids by Patti Smith, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (with customised covers).
The two beauties by Tim Walker on my messy bed.
I’m looking forward to reading:
Italo Calvino – If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller
You go into a bookshop and buy If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino. You like it. But alas there is a printer’s error in your copy. You take it back to the shop and get a replacement. But the replacement seems to be a totally different story. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again. This remarkable novel leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary and a quest. But the real hero is you, the reader.
Tim Walker – The Lost Explorer
This magical volume is a companion piece to the short film of the same name, which is due to be shown at film festivals worldwide. Long awaited, this is Tim Walker’s first cinematic endeavor. To this fantastical work, Walker brings all the whimsy and elaborate scene-making so integral to his renowned fashion photography. This volume contains the original short story by Patrick McGrath as well as a facsimile of the annotated shooting script. Embark on a memorable journey with young Evelyn as she finds a lost explorer in her garden– and begins a haunting tale of dark adventure.