Book cover for From the Land of Shadows

From the Land of Shadows



08 October 2015
288 pages
Imprint: Picador


Delightful writing. One of the liveliest writers on the scene.
His outstanding talent is as a cicerone, guiding the ignorant traveller with patience, knowledge and wit round some favourite literary edifice and communicating his own admiration of it to the goggling and fascinated visitor . . . the lasting impression is of our critic’s truly amazing breadth of reference
Mr James is hungry for – and not unworthy of – engagement with important issues. A collection of dignity and coherence . . . tellingly timely