10 top libri in inglese da regalare questo Natale
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1. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
Per mio marito Cristiano, vero appassionato della Terra di Mezzo, un libro che lo farà partecipe dell'immenso lavoro che si nasconde dietro ai capolavori di Tolkien.
This richly illustrated book explores the huge creative endeavour behind Tolkien's enduring popularity. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 images of his manuscripts, drawings, maps and letters, the book traces the creative process behind his most famous literary works - 'The Hobbit', 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Silmarillion' and reproduces personal photographs and private papers,some of which have never been seen before in print.
2. Boy: Tales of Childhood
Regalo questo libro a mio figlio Gabriele per ricordargli che proprio tutti sono stati bambini una volta, hanno fatto disastri e sognato ad occhi aperti prima di trovare la loro strada nel mondo.
BOY, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days, illustrated by Quentin Blake. As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's. You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the motor-car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off.
3. The Collected Poems
A mia madre, che ama la poesia, regalo una bellissima edizione dell'opera omnia del poeta americano per eccellenza.
No poet is more emblematically American than Robert Frost. Hailed as `the most eminent, the most distinguished Anglo-American poet' by T.S. Eliot, he is the only writer in history to have been awarded four Pulitzer Prizes. In iconic poems like `Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening', simple images summon the rural landscape of New England, and Frost unfailingly moves the reader with his profound grasp of the human condition. This is the most comprehensive and authoritative volume of Frost's verse available, comprising all eleven volumes of his poems, meticulously edited by Edward Connery Lathem.
A mio padre, che guarda sempre con scetticismo alla Gran Bretagna, regalo il nuovo romanzo tragicomico del maestro Jonathan Coe.
'It was tempting to think, at times like this, that some bizarre hysteria had gripped the British people' Beginning eight years ago, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change. And within all these lives is the story of modern England: a story of nostalgia and delusion; of bewilderment and barely-suppressed rage.
5. Mary Poppins: Illustrated Gift Edition
P. L. Travers
Per la mia cara amica Alessandra e i suoi adorabili figli: una nuova e stupenda edizione illustrata di una delle storie più amate da generazioni di bambini e genitori.
An exquisite flagship gift edition of an iconic classic, illustrated by the current Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. When Mary Poppins arrives at their house on a gust of the East Wind and slides up the bannister, Jane and Michael Banks's lives are turned magically upside down. Who better to reimagine this endearing children's classic than today's most instantly recognisable and best-loved artist-illustrator?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A Claudia, una delle persone più inclusive che abbia la fortuna di conoscere, regalo un libro meraviglioso, che guarda il mondo occidentale con uno sguardo a cui non siamo abituati.
As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face? Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning `Americanah' is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world.
7. The Light Years
Elizabeth Jane Howard
Per la mia amica Valeria, che ha gusti raffinati: il primo libro della saga familiare dei Cazalet, un romanzo raffinato ed emozionante in cui le vite private dei protagonisti s'intrecciano con le vicende storiche della Seconda Guerra Mondiale.
Every summer, the Cazalet brothers, Hugh, Edward and Rupert, return to the family home in the heart of the Sussex countryside with their wives and children. There, they are joined by their parents and unmarried sister Rachel to enjoy two blissful months of picnics and childish games. But despite the idyllic setting, nothing can be done to soothe the siblings' heartache. Elegantly constructed and told with exceptional grace, The Light Years is a modern classic of contemporary English life and the beginning of an extraordinary family saga.
Alla mia insostituibile amica Marta, insegnante brillante e fonte di ispirazione per i suoi alunni, regalo un inno all'importanza dell'educazione e alla capacità di scegliere il cambiamento.
Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn't believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it.
9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Per Luca, figlio della mia cara amica Silvia e super appassionato di Harry Potter: così potrà continuare a sognare di creature fantastiche e lanciare schiantesimi in soggiorno.
At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.
10. Fox 8: A Story
Per la mia amica Loredana, amante della natura e degli animali da che ho memoria di lei: un racconto sulle conseguenza di voler soggiogare il mondo naturale in base ad un nostra presunta supremazia.
Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regard with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until he develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak 'human' by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children's bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people even after danger arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called 'the writer for our time.'