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The Art of Explanation

The Art of Explanation

‘For all those who want their audiences to listen and understand’ JEREMY BOWEN | ‘Precision, deftness and a calming expertise’ THE TIMES

Do you worry about holding people’s attention during presentations?


Are you unsure where to start when faced with writing an essay or report?


Are you preparing for an interview and wondering how to get all your points across?


Explanation – identifying and communicating what we want to say – is an art. And the BBC presenter and journalist Ros Atkins, creator of the viral ‘Ros Atkins on…’ explainer videos, is something of a master of the form. In this book, Ros shares the secrets he has learned from years of working in high-pressure newsrooms, identifying the ten elements of a good explanation and the seven steps you need to take to express yourself with clarity and impact.

Whether at work, school, university or home, we all benefit from being able to articulate ourselves clearly. Filled with practical examples, The Art of Explanation is a must-read for anyone who wants to sharpen their communication skills.
YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Day

YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Day

‘A magnificent treasury . . . a fascinating tour de force.’ Observer

‘Year of Wonder is an absolute treat – the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.’ Eddie Redmayne

Classical music for everyone – an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill.


Have you ever heard a piece of music so beautiful it stops you in your tracks? Or wanted to discover more about classical music but had no idea where to begin?

Year of Wonder
is a unique celebration of classical music by an author who wants to share its diverse wonders with others and to encourage a love for this genre in all readers, whether complete novices or lifetime enthusiasts.

Clemency chooses one piece of music for each day of the year, with a short explanation about the composer to put it into context, and brings the music alive in a modern and playful way, while also extolling the positive mindfulness element of giving yourself some time every day to listen to something uplifting or beautiful. Thoughtfully curated and expertly researched, this is a book of classical music to keep you company: whoever you are, wherever you’re from.

‘The only requirements for enjoying classical music are open ears and an open mind.’
Clemency Burton-Hill


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