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  • Greengates by R C Sherriff

    Greengates Sherriff

    When Persephone Books announced that they were reprinting another R C Sherriff this year, I was delighted. The Fortnight in September, a wonderful novel about... Read more

    Posted on 03 December 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Lake District

    Lake District

    Over half term, I finally achieved a long held dream of visiting the Lake District, which I have somehow taken thirty years to get around to doing. Read more

    Posted on 10 November 2016 TRAVEL
  • Princes in the Land by Joanna Cannan

    Princes Land Joanna Cannan

    I am loving my Persephone six month subscription; it’s such a treat to have a surprise book dropped through my letterbox once a month (as I’ve completely... Read more

    Posted on 03 November 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Lyon

    Lyon

    Goodness. September went by in a flash, and I didn’t even have the chance to finish showing you the glories of my summer in France! Read more

    Posted on 03 October 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Summer Reading

    Summer Reading

    I’ve been steaming my way through books this summer; there’s nothing quite so conducive to reading as hot weather, I find, and in my almost two months of... Read more

    Posted on 29 August 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • A Provençal Summer

    Provençal Summer

    I’ve always wanted to go to Provence; to smell the lavender, to see the swaying fields of sunflowers, to walk in the shaded, cobbled lanes of medieval... Read more

    Posted on 22 August 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

    Essex Serpent Sarah Perry

    I’m not normally one for buying new books, as regular readers no doubt know, but when I saw the beautiful William Morris inspired cover of The Essex Serpent on... Read more

    Posted on 28 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Countryside Pursuits

    Countryside Pursuits

    Last week I took a French friend back to Kent to see the joys of the garden of England. I love playing tour guide, and put together an action packed schedule... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard

    Light Years Elizabeth Jane Howard

    I’ve been meaning to read the Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard for years, ever since I watched the TV series that aired on the BBC back in 2001. Read more

    Posted on 27 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Rome

    Rome

    I am pitifully poorly travelled in Italy; my trip to the gorgeous Amalfi Coast a couple of years ago was my first foray into this beautiful country, and it... Read more

    Posted on 12 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

    Murder Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie

    When Simon and I were debating Miss Marple v Poirot on our latest podcast (you can listen here), he said I should read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, as it’s... Read more

    Posted on 29 May 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Years by Virginia Woolf

    Years Virginia Woolf

    I have now officially read all of Virginia Woolf’s novels, and unfortunately I finished my Woolf reading adventure on one that left me feeling utterly... Read more

    Posted on 22 May 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • A Miscellany

    Miscellany

    The unthinkable has happened; despite feeling like a twelve year old inside, last weekend, I turned 30. This was a birthday I was not particularly looking... Read more

    Posted on 14 May 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Baltic

    Baltic

    Over Easter weekend, I went on a whistle stop tour of three lovely Baltic countries; Latvia, Estonia and Finland, all of whom used to be part of the... Read more

    Posted on 07 April 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins

    London Belongs Norman Collins

    London Belongs to Me is an enormous doorstopper of a book that looks rather overwhelming when you first pick it up, with its almost transparently thin pages,... Read more

    Posted on 19 March 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Mudlarking

    Mudlarking

    Last week, I fulfilled a lifelong dream of being a mudlarker on the Thames. When I was at primary school, a man came in to talk to us about the treasure that... Read more

    Posted on 10 March 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Various Pursuits

    Various Pursuits

    Sorry for disappearing for a while there. I’ve got no real excuse other than just being busy!I’ve just come back from a few days in Paris, which was lovely; it... Read more

    Posted on 21 February 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Books of 2015

    Books 2015

    I feel like I didn’t get an awful lot of books read just for my own pleasure this year. The majority of my reading, when I look down the list I’ve kept, is... Read more

    Posted on 30 December 2015 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Christmas in London

    Christmas London

    Living in London for the first time in years has given me a fresh appreciation for the festive delights that pop up as soon as December 1st arrives. Read more

    Posted on 15 December 2015 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Disappointments in Reading

    Disappointments Reading

    I’ve been reading quite a lot lately, but not with much success. It’s always a disappointment when you slog your way through a book, hoping that you’ll reach a... Read more

    Posted on 29 November 2015 BOOKS, CULTURE