August 2019 New Titles: Non-fiction Previews

This month’s highlights make collectively fine work of reminding us that the story of migration to our shores is one of centuries of contribution to the richness of our heritage. There’s Meera Sodha’s new cookbook East: a lip-smacking reminder of how dull our diets would be without cuisines from the east. There’s My Name is Why, a memoir by that wonderful poet Lemn Sissay, in which we discover the heartbreaking story of his mother, who came to the UK from Ethiopia. And in Thomas Harding’s Legacy, we discover that as British an institution as the Lyons Corner House was part of a company foun...

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