Books: The Maggie O’Farrell Marathon

Books: The Maggie O’Farrell Marathon

I’ve just finished reading the Maggie O’Farrell novel After You’d Gone, which completes my epic O’Farrell reading marathon. I’ve …
Books: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Books: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

I’m a terrible one for judging a book by its cover. And I mean that literally, not metaphorically – I’m not at all …
Books: Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Books: Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

This is a difficult novel to write about, because I’m not sure whether I love it or absolutely detest it. Either way, it …
Best Books 2016

Best Books 2016

I promised at the end of 2015 that I’d do a round-up of my favourite novels of the year and here I am, over …
Weekly Christmas Shop: Six Good-Looking Emergency Books

Weekly Christmas Shop: Six Good-Looking Emergency Books

If you’re still Christmas shopping and starting to panic (I have three presents left to get, I’m with you!) then prepare to …
Sunday Tittle Tattle: Back on the Cooking Train

Sunday Tittle Tattle: Back on the Cooking Train

I’ve rediscovered my cooking mojo, after more than a year of being almost completely disinterested in doing anything in the pots and pans …
Weekly Window Shop: My Summer Reading List

Weekly Window Shop: My Summer Reading List

Something a bit different, this week: the books that are on my reading list. I’ll be ploughing through these over the course of …
June Favourites: Books and Beauty

June Favourites: Books and Beauty

Beauty favourites were a bit thin on the ground, last month, but I did do quite a bit of reading so I’ve shared …
The Best Bumper Reads To See You Through Christmas

The Best Bumper Reads To See You Through Christmas

I couldn’t leave you for the holidays with absolutely nothing to do, so here are some of the best bumper book series. There …
Cheaper Kindles and the Books To Load Them Up With.

Cheaper Kindles and the Books To Load Them Up With.

I know people roll their eyes a bit at the Kindle deals that basically epitomise “Black Friday”, but my Kindle is one of my …
Hugh’s Three Good Things

Hugh’s Three Good Things

I was given Hugh’s Three Good Things two Christmases ago and it fell by the wayside a bit, what with house renovations and …
My Top 5 Summer Book Recommendations

My Top 5 Summer Book Recommendations

I’ve been reading at the rate of about three or four novels a week, recently (breastfeeding for hours on end means I’m …
Sunday Tittle Tattle: Bad Books and Dog Baths.

Sunday Tittle Tattle: Bad Books and Dog Baths.

1) During the mini heatwave last week, we decided to give Dexter the Dog a bath in the garden. We can’t very well bath …
World Book Day: Some Historical Fiction and a Tudor Rose

World Book Day: Some Historical Fiction and a Tudor Rose

Now that’s a weird old picture, isn’t it? Sorry Jo Malone London, it does absolutely nothing to show off your splendid perfume …