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Beneath the Skin

Love Letters to the Body by Great Writers

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These essays lift back the skin to reveal something secret and precious, articulating private truths and distilling sensation into language… this collection is a timely, triumphant celebration of our embodiment

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Buried beneath layers of flesh, our hearts pump, our lungs inflate, our kidneys filter. These organs, and others, are essential to our survival but remain largely unknown to us.

In ‘Beneath the Skin’, fifteen writers each explore a different body part: Naomi Alderman unravels the intestines and our obsession with food; Thomas Lynch celebrates the womb as a miracle; A L Kennedy explores the nose’s striking ability to conjure memories; and Philip Kerr traces the remarkable history of brain surgery.

Moving, intimate and often unexpected, this is an awe-inspiring voyage through the mysterious landscape of our bodies.

Date published
Format
Paperback
Extent
208pp
ISBN
9781788160964
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