Let the books blossom: Spring reads from Duckworth


Spring is around the corner! Here are some fresh, inspiring reads from Duckworth which we believe embody the invigorating season of re-emerging flora and fauna, and (slightly) warmer weather.

Floating: A return to Waterlog

Joe Minihane

In the breaststrokes of Roger Deakin’s Waterlog, this is the story of one man’s search for himself across the breadth of Britain’s wild waters. A remarkable memoir about a love of swimming and a deep appreciation for the British countryside.

Perfect for those aiming to try something new, look for ways of dealing with anxiety, and embrace the outdoors this Spring.


‘Lovely, lively, passionate… a celebration of nature’s ability to inspire healing and joy’ Robert MacFarlane

‘Roger Deakin’s Waterlog journey, rebooted for the 21st century, Floating is a delicious slice of nature writing with a truly human heart’ Alexandra Heminsley

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The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World

Kate Leaver

The Friendship Cure

In The Friendship Cure, Kate Leaver s much anticipated manifesto brings to light what modern friendship means, how it can survive, why we need it and what we can do to get the most from it.

A remedy for reconnecting with friends as lockdown is slowly eased this Spring.


‘A gorgeous book and a reminder of just how intense and special female friendship is.’ Emma Gannon

The Friendship Cure is here to make us love our girl friends all over again… you’ll want to buy it and give it to all of your friends immediately.’ Evening Standard

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Everyman’s England

Victor Canning

In this series of pen-portraits of England from the 1930s, Victor Canning evocatively captures the pattern and colour of the English countryside. His heart-warming and humorous observations of sleepy villages, pastoral scenes and busy industries are a delightful time capsule into life in England during the interwar years.

For those who desire a soothing account of nature’s beauty, laced with vivid imagery.


‘Wonderful… elegant, humorous, exuberant essays.’ Guardian

‘Evocatively captures the pattern and colour of English life.’ The Bookseller

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