Food for thought goes cheap
What better way to spend the first month of the year than by browsing through a variety of books at discounted prices.
The annual Strand Book Festival is back with discounts ranging from 40 to 80 per cent. In case you have a tough time choosing from a room full of books, here are our Top 5 picks to get you started:
Harry Potter: Page To Screen by Bob McCabe
This book reveals the behind-the-scenes secrets, techniques, and over-the-top artistry that brought JK Rowling's acclaimed novels to cinematic life. Developed in collaboration with the creative team behind the movie series, the book features exclusive stories from the cast and crew, never-before-seen photographs, and rare memorabilia.
Damages: Rs 2,600
Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children by Jo Frost
Known as Supernanny, Frost works miracles on unruly toddlers with her strategy of tough love, clear rules and praise for good behaviour.
Damages: Rs 175
The Score: How the Quest for Sex Has Shaped The Modern Man by Faye Flam
Flam provides a fascinating insight into how the quest for sex has shaped the evolution of human nature. The book is anchored in the science of sexuality.
Damages: Rs 400
I Will Mature When I'm Dead by Dave Barry
Barry's takes on parenting, changing self-image, the battle of the sexes, technology, healthcare, celebrity-hood and vampires. Hilarious!
Damages: Rs 300
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
Ishiguro explores the themes of love, music and the passage of time. The book is underscored by a haunting theme: the struggle to restoke life's romance, even as relationships flounder, and youthful hopes recede.
Damages: Rs 450
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