A startling and mind-provoking account of how things that seem just part of everyday life, are in fact extraordinary once we notice them. As anthropologists do when they stop to listen. As poets do when they see the world in a grain of sand. When we see how things that are not normally defined as special, perhaps because studied or practised by 'amateurs' rather than 'specialists', are often in truth truly special. How as we go through our daily round our lives are surrounded by splendour. After you read this the world will never look the same.

The hidden ordinary The hidden ordinary: Reflections on the world