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The Joy of Small Things

Hannah Jane Parkinson

Drawn from the popular Guardian column these everyday exultations and inspirations will get you through dismal days.

Format
Audio book
ISBN
9781783352388
Date Published
05.10.2021
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Summary

‘This book is a not-so-small joy in itself.’
NIGELLA LAWSON

‘Parkinson has the gift of making you look with new eyes at everyday things. The perfect daily diversion.’
JOJO MOYES

‘Always funny and frank and full of insight, I absolutely love Parkinson’s writing.’
DAVID NICHOLLS

‘I loved this book . . . Parkinson’s writing transports you to unexpected places of joy and comfort . . . these pages contain happiness.’
MARINA HYDE

‘The twenty-first century feels a lot more bearable in Parkinson’s company.’
CHARLOTTE MENDELSON

Drawn from the successful Guardian column, these everyday exultations and inspirations will get you through dismal days.

Hannah Jane Parkinson is a specialist in savouring the small pleasures of life. She revels in her fluffy dressing gown (‘like bathing in marshmallow’), finds calm in solo cinema trips, is charmed by the personalities of fonts (‘you’ll never see Comic Sans on a funeral notice’), celebrates pockets and gleefully abandons a book she isn’t enjoying. Parkinson’s everyday exaltations – selected from her immensely successful Guardian column – will utterly delight.

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‘A compendium of delights.’
OBSERVER

‘Delightful . . . a love letter to those little moments of bliss that get us through the daily grind.’
RED

Critic Reviews

The Joy of Small Things is a real soul-salve of a collection: beautifully written, and full of gentle insight and warm wit. Keep it near you to dip into whenever you need to feel better about the world. A not-so-small joy in itself.

Nigella Lawson
Critic Reviews

Hannah Jane Parkinson has the gift of making you look with new eyes at everyday things. The perfect daily diversion.

Jojo Moyes
Critic Reviews

Always funny and frank and full of insight, I absolutely love Parkinson’s writing.

David Nicholls
Critic Reviews

I love this book — tiny windows that open to vast and beautiful views. Hannah Jane Parkinson’s writing transports you to unexpected places of joy and comfort to read it is to get little shivers of recognition as you notice everyday things anew. Prod your memories and raise your spirits these pages contain happiness.

Marina Hyde
Critic Reviews

The twenty-first century feels a lot more bearable in Parkinson's company – her brain, wit and hopefulness. What a brilliant book.

Charlotte Mendelson
Critic Reviews

Delightful . . . a love letter to those little moments of bliss that get us through the daily grind. So many of HJP’s favourites are mine too: Clean bed linen. Red lipstick. A full English. And of course, a dress with pockets! I know it’s probably too soon to mention Christmas but this would make a wonderful stocking filler for any small-time sybarite of your acquaintance.

Sarra Manning, Red
Hannah JaneParkinson

Hannah Jane Parkinson is a journalist and columnist. She writes on culture, politics, football and mental health.She contributes a weekly column, The Joy of Small Things, to the Guardian, inspired by J. B. Priestley’s book Delight; a collection of these columns was published by Guardian Faber in 2021 under the same name. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian and…

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