What Writers Read – Pandora Sykes (Ed)

Published By: BloomsburyPages: 208Released On: 01/11/2022 In this love letter to reading, curated by Pandora Sykes in aid of the National Literacy Trust, bestselling and beloved writers share their favourite books: the ones they hold most dearly, that they return to time and again and that helped make them the writers they are. ***** I’veContinue reading “What Writers Read – Pandora Sykes (Ed)”

Looking forward to 2023…

I’m incredibly lucky in that I receive lots of advanced books to read and review – some in digital format and some physical proofs. When I started this blog I could never expect the level of generosity there is in the book world and I’m truly grateful that I get to be a part ofContinue reading “Looking forward to 2023…”

What Did I Read in 2022?

At the end of 2021, I decided to post a complete list of all the books I had read that year, plus two posts documenting my favourite reads of each month. People seemed to enjoy it, and I found it interesting to revisit the past 12 months, so I’m back doing it again. I thoughtContinue reading “What Did I Read in 2022?”

The Joy of Small Things – Hannah Jane Parkinson

Published By: GuardianPages: 256Released On: 02/06/2022 Hannah Jane Parkinson is a specialist in savouring the small pleasures of life. She revels in her fluffy dressing gown (‘like bathing in marshmallow’), finds calm in solo cinema trips, is charmed by the personalities of fonts (‘you’ll never see Comic Sans on a funeral notice’), celebrates pockets andContinue reading “The Joy of Small Things – Hannah Jane Parkinson”

Are You Really OK? – Roman Kemp

Published By: Mirror BooksPages: 300Released On: 27/10/2022 Capital DJ Roman Kemp has achieved much success but he hasn’t had an easy ride. He’s battled depression since the age of 15, once contemplated suicide, and has bravely fought to smash the stigma surrounding medication and mental health. The lifelong Arsenal supporter grafted his way to Capital’sContinue reading “Are You Really OK? – Roman Kemp”

Playing Under The Piano – Hugh Bonneville

Published By: AbacusPages: 384Released On: 13/10/2022 Hugh Bonneville is one of Britain’s most accomplished actors, familiar to audiences worldwide for his roles in Notting Hill, the Paddington films and Downton Abbey. From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to mistaking a Hollywood star for an estate agent, Hugh creates a brilliantly vivid picture ofContinue reading “Playing Under The Piano – Hugh Bonneville”

Dear Dolly – Dolly Alderton

Published By: Penguin Fig TreePages: 240Released On: 27/10/2022 Since early 2020, Dolly Alderton has been sharing her wisdom, warmth and wit with the countless people who have written in to her Dear Dolly agony aunt column in The Sunday Times Style. Their questions range from the painfully – and sometimes hilariously – relatable to the occasionally bizarre. They includeContinue reading “Dear Dolly – Dolly Alderton”

Performance and Purpose in Dying and Death – C K Hogan

Published By: Free Association BooksReleased On: 30/11/2022 This book addresses the dying process and the nature of death itself with the intention that it might help us to accept and embrace both these things as a part of life. Intended to provide a shift in perception, this book aims to alleviate some of the fear,Continue reading “Performance and Purpose in Dying and Death – C K Hogan”

The Writer’s Journey – Travis Elborough

Published By: White Lion PublishingPages: 224 Released On: 18/10/2022 Some truly remarkable works of literature have been inspired by writers spending time away from their typical surroundings. From epic road trips andarduous treks into remote territories to cultural tours and sojourns in the finest hotels, this book explores 35 influential journeys taken by literary greats and reveals the repercussions of those travels on theContinue reading “The Writer’s Journey – Travis Elborough”

A Heart That Works – Rob Delaney

Published By: CoronetPages: 192Released On: 20/10/2022 When you’re a parent and your child gets hurt or sick, you not only try to help them get better but you also labour under the general belief that you can help them get better. That’s not always the case though. Sometimes the nurses and the doctors can’t fixContinue reading “A Heart That Works – Rob Delaney”