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Solid Mental Grace: Listening to the Music of Yes, by Simon Barrow – How has the progressive rock band Yes survived 50 years of intense devotion and strong criticism? This book reconsiders the band’s musical creativity, variety and value, and highlights an artistic imagination in Yes’s finest moments that defies ready-made labels. It illustrates the capacity of honest musical appreciation to remake us, rather than simply to confirm our prejudices. 978-0-9957381-8-8. 232pp. March 2018. PB. £12.00. Non-fiction. More details

Everard Front CoverThe Ecology of Everyday Things, by Mark Everard – Considers a diversity of ‘everyday things’ – from the tea we drink, to things we wear, read and enjoy, to the ecology of communities and space flight, and the important roles played by ‘unappealing creatures’ such as slugs and wasps. N.B. This book is no longer published by Cultured Llama. A new edition is available from Taylor and Francis

9780993211935-Cover190915 ALT1.inddThe Hungry Writer, by Lynne Rees – The Hungry Writer is a simmered reduction of five years of ‘the hungry writer’ blog by award-winning writer and lyrical lover of food, Lynne Rees. 978-0-9932119-3-5. Cultured Llama. PB. 246pp. 244×170mm. Colour photos. Non-fiction. September 2015. £15.00. More details, including downloadable sample pages

book cover2Do It Yourself: A History of Music in Medway, by Stephen H. Morris – Stephen H. Morris’s Do It Yourself: a History of Music in Medway is the definitive and indispensable guide to Medway music. 978-0-9926485-2-7. Cultured Llama. PB. 504pp. 229×152pp. March 2015. Non-fiction. £18.00. More details

Punk Rock People Management CL VERSION FRONT COVERPunk Rock People Management: A No-Nonsense Guide to Hiring, Inspiring and Firing Staff, by Peter Cook – Strips down HR to the bare essentials for busy people and those who are sick of HR jargon getting in the way of running a business. 978-0-9932119-0-4. Cultured Llama. PB. 37pp. 229×152mm. Feb 2015. Non-fiction. £10.00. More details

9780993211911-front-cover-SMALLThe Music of Business: Business Excellence Fused with Music, by Peter Cook – NEW EDITION. The Music of Business offers a powerful dose of business intelligence mixed with the wisdom of pop and rock’s monarchy. 978-0-9932119-1-1. Cultured Llama. PB. 318pp. 210×148mm. May 2015. Non-fiction. £15.00. More details

Digging_Front_CoverDigging Up Paradise: Potatoes, People and Poetry in the Garden of England, by Sarah Salway – Takes us on a tour of the Garden of England, from mermaids’ palaces in Margate Shell Grotto to garden pianos at Finchcocks. Paperback. 160pp. 203×203 mm. 978-0-9926485-6-5. June 2014. Cultured Llama. £15.00. More details, including downloadable sample pages

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