What Alexander McQueen Can Teach Us About Fashion – Ana Finel Honigman

Published By: Frances LincolnPages: 144Date Published: 28/09/2021 Alexander McQueen will go down in history as the most talented and enigmatic ‘bad boy’ of fashion. But it was his drive and visionary perspective that secured his place in sartorial legend when his defying couture looks sent shockwaves through the fashion landscape. But how did he think?Continue reading “What Alexander McQueen Can Teach Us About Fashion – Ana Finel Honigman”

Studio of the South – Martin Bailey

Published By: Frances LincolnPages: 224Date Published: 06/07/2021Date Read: 25/07/2021 For Van Gogh, the south of France was an exciting new land, bursting with life. He walked into the hills inspired by the landscapes, and painted harvest scenes in the heat of summer. He visited a fishing village where he saw the Mediterranean for the firstContinue reading “Studio of the South – Martin Bailey”

Asking For a Friend – Helen Jacobs

Published: Murdoch booksPages: 280Date Published: 05/08/2021Date Read: 11/07/2021 No matter what our differences are, we all ultimately ask the same big questions of life. When will I find love? What happens when we die? Why do bad things happen to good people? How do I go on? As a psychic, Helen Jacobs has heard justContinue reading “Asking For a Friend – Helen Jacobs”

I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell

Published by: Tinder PressPages: 290Date released: 31/05/2018Date read: 03/10/2018 A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. This is a memoir with a difference: seventeen encounters with Maggie at differentContinue reading “I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell”

How to Treat People – Molly Case

Published by: VikingPages: 280Date released: 18/04/2019Date read: 05/05/2019 As a teenager, Molly Case underwent an operation that saved her life. Nearly a decade later, she finds herself in the operating room again – this time as a trainee nurse. She learns to care for her patients, sharing not only in their pain, but also life-affirmingContinue reading “How to Treat People – Molly Case”

Finding H’OM’E – Maria Emmetti

Pages: 478Date published: 30/01/2018Date read: 30/06/2021 FINDING H’OM’E is a modern day version of the classic hero’s journey (with a girl). A compelling story of one woman’s journey from black market orphan to living in an affluent beach town with her picture perfect husband of twenty years and their three children. The tale is gutContinue reading “Finding H’OM’E – Maria Emmetti”

The Comfort Book – Matt Haig

Published By: CanongatePages: 272Date Published: 06/07/2021Date Read: 07/07/2021 A manual of reflections for an increasingly stressful world. Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up. A collection of little islands of hope, The Comfort Book gathers consolations and stories that give us new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig’sContinue reading “The Comfort Book – Matt Haig”

The Haunting of Alma Fielding – Kate Summerscale

Published by: BloomsburyPages: 352Date released: 01/10/2020Date read: 22/10/2020 London, 1938. In the suburbs of the city, an ordinary young housewife has become the eye in a storm of chaos. In Alma Fielding’s modest home, china flies off the shelves, eggs fly through the air; stolen jewellery appears on her fingers, white mice crawl out ofContinue reading “The Haunting of Alma Fielding – Kate Summerscale”

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”