In his new book, the world-famous theatre director Peter Brook illuminates his discussion of language - ranging from Shakespearean to Franglais - with insightful perceptions and haunting parables for our time, delivered in his customarily sagacious style.
From Oscar Wilde's unconventional method of using the mail to cycling enthusiast Reginald Bray's quest to post himself, this title uncovers a host of stories that capture the enchantment of this irreplaceable art (with a supporting cast including Pliny the Younger, Ted Hughes, Virginia Woolf, Napoleon Bonaparte, Lewis Carroll, Jane Austen).
In an era when we are constantly bombarded by technology and instant gratification is the norm, this work is a reminder of the wisdom to be found in books and proof of the all-encompassing power and delight of reading.
From the bestselling author of The End of Lawyers? , this book predicts fundamental and irreversible changes in the legal world and offers essential practical advice for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law. A definitive guide to the future for aspiring lawyers, and all who want to modernize today's legal and justice systems.