Orwell’s Roses – Rebecca Solnit

Published By: GrantaPages: 272Released On: 21/10/2021 “In the year 1936 a writer planted roses.” So begins Rebecca Solnit’s new book, a reflection on George Orwell’s passionate gardening and the way that his involvement with plants, particularly flowers, and the natural world illuminates his other commitments as a writer and antifascist, and the intertwined politics ofContinue reading “Orwell’s Roses – Rebecca Solnit”

A Funny Life – Michael McIntyre

Published By: MacmillanPages: 352Released On: 14/10/2021 Michael’s first book ended with his big break at the 2006 Royal Variety Performance. Waking up the next morning in the tiny rented flat he shared with his wife Kitty and their one-year-old son, he was beyond excited at the new glamorous world of show business. Unfortunately, he wasContinue reading “A Funny Life – Michael McIntyre”

Taste – Stanley Tucci

Published By: Penguin, Fig TreePages: 320Released On: 07/10/2021 Before Stanley Tucci became a household name with The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, and the perfect Negroni, he grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the table. He shared the magic of those meals with us in The Tucci CookbookContinue reading “Taste – Stanley Tucci”

This Much Is True – Miriam Margolyes

Published By: John Murray (Hachette)Pages: 448Released On: 16/09/2021 BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury’s Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, Miriam is the nation’s favourite (and naughtiest) treasure. Now, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her extraordinaryContinue reading “This Much Is True – Miriam Margolyes”

If Wine Could Talk – Kara Joseph

Published By: Indigo RiversPages: 224Date Released: 21/09/2021 Unlike most soon-to-be college graduates, Kara Joseph found something in wine she couldn’t quite explain. It had nothing to do with the penny wise nights down at the local pub or the off campus mixers. It called to her. It brought people together. The mystery and unshakeable feelingContinue reading “If Wine Could Talk – Kara Joseph”

Unearthing The Secret Garden – Marta McDowell

Published by: Timber PressPages: 320Date published: 28/09/2021 (Kindle) 28/10/2021 (Hardback)Date read: 22/06/2021 New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of our most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deeply inspiredContinue reading “Unearthing The Secret Garden – Marta McDowell”

Hungry – Grace Dent

Published by: Mudlark/HarperCollinsPages: 304Date released: 29/10/2020Date read: 03/04/2021 From an early age, Grace Dent was hungry. As a little girl growing up in Currock, Carlisle, she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better. Hungry traces Grace’s story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of the much-loved voices on the BritishContinue reading “Hungry – Grace Dent”

Nobel Life – Stefano Sandrone

Published by: Cambridge University PressPages: 230Date released: 17/06/2021Date read: 14/06/2021 Few people have changed the world like the Nobel Prize winners. Their breakthrough discoveries have revolutionised medicine, chemistry, physics and economics. Nobel Life consists of original interviews with twenty-four Nobel Prize winners. Each of them has a unique story to tell. They recall their eurekaContinue reading “Nobel Life – Stefano Sandrone”

Sandwiched – Laurie James

Published by: She Writes PressPages: 300Date Released: 08/07/2021Date Read: 10/06/2021 Laurie James spent most of her life wondering what it means to belong; loneliness dictated the choices she made. She rarely shared this secret with others, however; it was always hidden behind a carefree and can-do attitude. When she’s in her mid-forties, Laurie’s mother hasContinue reading “Sandwiched – Laurie James”

And The Little One Said – Elizabeth Coffey

Pages: 356Date Released: 29/04/2021Date Read: 05/06/2021 Elizabeth Coffey once had seven brothers and sisters, but today only she and one brother are left. Thanks to ‘an insane series of cruel blows’ variously involving illness, accidents, mental health mismanagement and suicide, not one of her pre-mentioned siblings made it past their sixties. And yet through itContinue reading “And The Little One Said – Elizabeth Coffey”