Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
news from nowhere
Liverpool's Radical & Community Bookshop
not-for-profit · a worker's co-operative · committed to social change
Search for & order any book in print:
(goes to our order website)
This book appears in the following booklists

in categories:Feminism & Women, Poetry & Writing, World - Asia,

Order this book online - this link leads to our secure order website which will indicate how long the book will take to order (if it's not in stock here in the shop).

(Availability of '24-48 hours' means our wholesaler has stock - we place orders 2-3 times a week & receive the books next day.)

(Availability of '7-10 days' or 'Special Order' means we order direct from the publisher - order times vary, many supply within 10 days.)

Phone us: 0151 708 7270

enquire about this book

Mail order, postage & payment information

more about ordering books

On Trying to Keep Still

by Jenny Diski
£8.99   paperback  Virago Press Ltd (2007)

On Trying to Keep Still by Jenny Diski Jenny Diski's attempt to keep still and mentally idle resulted in a year in which she travelled to New Zealand, spent two months almost alone in a cottage in the country and visited the S mi people of Lapland.
Diski failed to keep still and like the philosopher Montaigne, kept a record of her ramblings both mental and physical hoping - as he did - in time to make her mind ashamed of itself.
Interspersed with ill-tempered descriptions of these trips are digressions on the subject of her sore foot; thoughts about growing older, spiders, fundamentalism and the problems of keeping warm.

"This hazy grip on who she is, on where she ends and where the world begins - combined with her exceptional skill at moving words around on the page until they spark - allows her access to the furthest reaches of human consciousness in this remarkable, original, often funny, truly moving journey."
(Anita Sethi, Independent on Sunday)

ISBN 13: 9781844080168 | ISBN 10: 1844080161

For mail-order we charge postage at actual cost, at current Royal Mail rates by parcel weight and size