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Calm

Vintage Minis

Tim Parks

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Vintage
29 May 2017
Series: Vintage Minis
How do we find calm in our frantic modern world? Tim Parks - lifelong sceptic of all things spiritual - finds himself on a Buddhist meditation retreat trying to answer this very question. With brutal honesty and dry wit, he recounts his journey from disbelief to something approaching inner peace and tackles one of the great mysteries of our time - how to survive in this modern age.

Selected from the book Teach us to Sit Still by Tim Parks VINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

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By:   Tim Parks
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 110mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   65g
ISBN:   9781784872595
ISBN 10:   1784872598
Series:   Vintage Minis
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   29 May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan. He is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, Cleaver, A Season with Verona, Teach Us to Sit Still and Italian Ways. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize, The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the John Florio Prize and the Italo Calvino Prize.

Reviews for Calm: Vintage Minis

Teach us to Sit Still made me laugh; it made me cry; and it made me seriously think about taking up Vispassana meditation -- Will Self The Times


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