February 2017 New titles: Non-fiction Previews

Memoirs are like flocking birds of a feather this month. There are at least half a dozen worthy of note; from the affecting stories of grief assuaged by world- wandering that are Clover Stroud’s The Wild Other and Shannon Leone Fowler’s Travelling With Ghosts: A Memoir of Love and Loss; to a promising dispatch from the frontline of heart surgery—Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby, and an arresting account of near-death by blood disorder in the shape of french bestseller, Diary of a Vampire in Pyjamas by Mathias Malzieu. My favourite is Fathers & Sons: A Memoir by Howard Cunnell: impossible to...

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