What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?
Spun from the author's first-hand experience as an underwater cameraman and filmmaker, from memory, natural history and the culture of Ireland's coastal communities, Stories from the Deep is a profound and lyrical exploration of Ireland's ocean waters, both real and imagined.
Bernard O'Shea is a lucky man. He owes his life to his long-suffering wife. She has nicknamed him `The Feckin' Eejit' because of the ongoing crises he puts her and their three children through almost every day. This is a hilarious account of the trials and tribulations of family life, made all the harder when you're married to a `Feckin' Eejit'.
`We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself.
Based on the hugely successful podcast and tour, in Dear Johnnies the popular duo solve all your life's problems. From finding the perfect date on your agricultural science course to surviving a move to Dublin, Johnny B and Johnny Smacks are here to help - whatever the problem.