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”

This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay

Published By: PicadorPages: 280Date Released: 12/09/2017 Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s “This is Going to Hurt” provides aContinue reading “This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay”

Man’s Search For Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl

Published by: RiderPages: 160Date released: 06/05/2004Date read: 04/03/2021 Man’s Search for Meaning is Viktor Frankl’s story of his struggle for survival in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Today, this remarkable tribute to hope offers us an avenue to finding greater meaning and purpose in our own lives. This book review is going to beContinue reading “Man’s Search For Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl”

The Kitchen Cabinet – Annie Gray

Published By: Ebury/Penguin Random HousePages: 336Released On: 30/09/2021 The official ”The Kitchen Cabinet” compendium is here at last, with over 100 hours of dinner table talk distilled into this handy almanac, a year in the life of our kitchens to aid you in yours. Open up to find food tips and tricks, stories, recipes, anecdotesContinue reading “The Kitchen Cabinet – Annie Gray”

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”

A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce – Massimo Montanari

Published By: Europa CompassPages: 128Released On: 23/09/2021 Is it possible to identify a starting point in history from which everything else unfolds – a single moment that can explain the present and reveal the essence of our identities? According to Massimo Montanari, this is just a myth: by themselves, origins explain very little and historicalContinue reading “A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce – Massimo Montanari”

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”

Generations: Does When You’re Born Shape Who You Are? – Bobby Duffy

Published By: Atlantic BooksPages: 304Date Released: 02/09/2021 Are millennials entitled and lazy? Are baby boomers the most sexually liberal generation? Was generation X the last group to show loyalty to political parties? In this original and deeply researched book, polling expert and professor of public policy Bobby Duffy explores how when we’re born determines ourContinue reading “Generations: Does When You’re Born Shape Who You Are? – Bobby Duffy”

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”