Greenbelt Reading List 2019 . . . Part 3

Greenbelt Reading List 2019 . . . Part 3

By now you should have seen the first two parts of this years’ pre-festival reading suggestions, courtesy of our friends at Church House Bookshop who run our festival bookstore, G-Books. If you missed them you can see them HERE and HERE, along with some offers if you act quickly!

Here, we round up a single comprehensive list of most of the books written by this year’s festival speakers that like to delve into before we gather this August Bank Holiday.

Because we are Greenbelt… Somewhere to read in!

(Sorry if it looks a bit like a shopping list. But then, it sort of is!)

Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Yassmin’s Story

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock
The Sky at Night: Book of the Moon – A Guide to Our Closest Neighbour

Jamie Bartlett

Yvonne Battle-Felton

Belarus Free Theatre
On Freedom: Powerful Polemics by Supporters of Belarus Free Theatre 

Mike Berners-Lee
There Is No Plan B 

Grace Blakely
Stolen: How to Save The World from Financialisation

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Russell Brand
& Mentors

James Cary
The Sacred Art of Joking

Wendy Cope
Anecdotal Evidence

Emma Dabiri
Don’t Touch My Hair

Anjula Devi
Spice for Life: Healthy and Wholesome Indian Cooking

Danny Dorling
Peak Inequality: Britain’s ticking time bomb

Danny Dorling (with Sally Tomlinson)
Rule Britannia: Brexit and the end of Empire

Bob Gilbert
Ghost Trees: Nature and People in a London Parish

Julia Golding
The Curious Crime (one for the younger readers)

Miles Irving
The Forager Handbook

Mariam Khan (editor)
It’s Not About The Burqa: Muslim Women of Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race

Michael Leunig
The Essential Leunig: Cartoons from a Winding Path

Rachel Mann
A Kingdon of Love

Paul Mason
Clear Bright Future

Tom McLeish
The Poetry of Music and Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art

Saffia Minney
Slave To Fashion

Jack Monroe
Tin Can Cook

Cole Moreton
The Lighthouse Keeper

Mark Oakley
By Way of the Heart

Rupert Shortt
Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?

Peter Stanford
Angels: a visible and invisible history

Mark Vernon
A Secret History of Christianity: Jesus, the Last Inkling, and the Evolution of Consciousness

Vicky Walker

Tony Walsh
Sex & Love & Rock & Roll

Anthony Wilson
The Afterlife, and Deck Shoes


Ilioa Delio
Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness 

Keith Eyeons
The Theology of Everything: Renaissance Man Joins the 21st Century 

Jill Harshaw
God Beyond Words: Christian Theology and the Spiritual Experiences of People with Profound Intellectual Disabilities 

Krish Kandiah
God is Stranger: What happens when God turns up? 

Rachel Mann
Fierce Imaginings: The Great War, Ritual, Memory and God 

Mark Oakley
The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry 


Peter Bloom
Monitored: Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data

Vickie Cooper
The Violence of Austerity

Gurminder Bhambra
Decolonising the University

And finally – look out for this at the festival…

Murray Watts, Yours Truly