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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”