Two books for a February evening


“At the time of writing Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and as an alternative to chocolate or flowers I’m recommending Natasha Lunn interviewing some of our must enduring authors for their thoughts on love and relationships. Or if you were simply in the mood for a satisfying read then the excellent Francis Spufford is a great choice for a winter’s night” – Wayne

Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn £9.99

“This book might just change your life.”
Sunday Times

After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, journalist Natasha Lunn set out to understand it. She turned to authors and experts to learn about their experiences, asking: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it? In Conversations on Love she began to find the answers: Philippa Perry on falling in love slowly, Dolly Alderton on vulnerability, Stephen Grosz on accepting change, Diana Evans on parenthood, Emily Nagoski on the science of sex, Alain de Botton on the psychology of being alone, Esther Perel on unrealistic expectations and many more…

“I underlined passages on almost every page of this wide-
ranging, tender-hearted book”
Evening Standard

Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford £8.99

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021.
November 1944. A German rocket strikes London, and five young lives are atomised in an instant. That rocket never lands. A single second in time is altered, and five young lives go on – to experience all the unimaginable changes of the twentieth century. Because maybe there are always other futures. Other chances.
From the best-selling, prize-winning author of Golden Hill, Light Perpetual is a story of the everyday, the miraculous and the everlasting. Ingenious and profound, full of warmth and beauty, it is a sweeping and intimate celebration of the gift of life.
My god he can write. One of the best opening chapters and
closing chapters you’ll ever read.”
Richard Osman

In 2022 Winstone’s celebrates 10 years as Sherborne’s Independent Bookseller.
Winstone’s has won the ‘British Book Awards South West Bookseller of the Year’ four times and was winner of the ‘Independent Bookseller of the Year’ national award in 2016. Owner Wayne Winstone was previously one of the three judges for the Costa Prize for Fiction. This year Wayne was selected as one of the top 100 people in the Book Trade’s Most Influential Figures listing.


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