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How To Live by Sarah Bakewell.. The essayist who minted the coin which is the term "essay," Montaigne, lived in a castle and went slowly mad, but the beautiful thing is, he got it down in such great detail. You could call him the first blogger: This wondrous book will fascinate you.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"How to Live is a superb, spirited introduction to the master …."

The Guardian

"Montaigne has here the biography he deserves …."

The Independent

Author bio: Recently shortlisted for a Costa Biography award Sarah Bakewell is fast becoming an established biographer of fascinating historical figures. More information can be found here: Twitter: @Sarah_Bakewell

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (400 pp. Erudite: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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