Weighty matters,

Weighty matters

Listen in app
Anna Katharina Schaffner on the cultural history of fat and fat phobia; the TLS's travel editor Catharine Morris on why Paris will always be disappointing, the solitude of open spaces, and the problem with "Victor" the archetypal travel writer; an extract from the 2019 Man Booker International prize-winning Celestial Bodies by Jokha al-Harthi, read by the novel's translator Marilyn Booth

Fat: A cultural history of the stuff of life by Christopher E. Forth
The Truth About Fat by Anthony Warner
Fearing the Black Body: The racial origins of fat phobia by Sabrina Strings
We’ll Never Have Paris, edited by Andrew Gallix
The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich
Heida: A shepherd at the edge of the world by Steinunn Sigurðardóttir and Heiða Ásgeirsdóttír, translated by Philip Roughton
Where the Hornbeam Grows: A journey in search of a garden by Beth Lynch
The Cambridge History of Travel Writing, edited by Nandini Das and Tim Youngs
Celestial Bodies by Jokha al-Harthi, translated by Marilyn Booth



How did you like the book?

Sign in or Register

Open the app & listen

Bookmate now offers audiobooks! We have stacks for you to listen to, but right now you can only do that on your phone or tablet via our apps.

Weighty matters,
Weighty matters
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)