Interviews where books by Dodie Smith were recommended
Grief is the Thing with Feathers
by Max Porter
Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012
by Geoffrey Hill
Late Fragments: Everything I Want To Tell You (About This Magnificent Life)
With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial
by Kathryn Mannix
I Capture The Castle
by Dodie Smith
We often think of bereavement in terms of deep melancholy or gentle sadness, but “grief behaves badly and grief is risk-taking”, says Sophie Ratcliffe, Oxford literary critic and author of the memoir The Lost Properties of Love. Here, she recommends five books that may act as a balm for those who have lost someone, and says that the act of reading—any book, any poem—can be consoling.
Coming-of-age stories unfold at the point at which a young person goes out into the world – full of potential and change. Siblings, at this important crossroad, also have to establish themselves outside of their relationship to each other. Author Laura Wood recommends five of her favourite novels that explore the intense, sometimes destructive, relationships that exist between sisters.