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”

Love, Interrupted – Simon Thomas

Published by: Trigger PublishingPages: 200Date released: 20/06/2019Date read: 19/07/2019 Simon Thomas (former Blue Peter presenter, and for so long, the face of Sky Sports Football) reveals how grief nearly destroyed him in his heart-breaking memoir. When Simon lost the woman he had loved for 16 years, the future he’d imagined for their happy family disappearedContinue reading “Love, Interrupted – Simon Thomas”

An Extra Pair of Hands – Kate Mosse

Published by: Wellcome CollectionPages: 208Date released: 03/06/2021Date read: 04/06/2021 As our population ages, more and more of us find ourselves caring for parents and loved ones – some 8.8 million people in the UK. An invisible army of carers holding families together. Here, Kate Mosse tells her own personal story of finding herself a carerContinue reading “An Extra Pair of Hands – Kate Mosse”

Fat Cow, Fat Chance – Dame Jenni Murray

Published by: DoubledayPages: 253Date released: 02/07/2020Date read: 28/05/2021 At sixty-four, Jenni Murray’s weight had become a disability. She avoided the scales, she wore a uniform of baggy black clothes, refused to make connections between her weight and health issues and told herself she was fat and happy. She was certainly fat. But the happy partContinue reading “Fat Cow, Fat Chance – Dame Jenni Murray”