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Book Review: English Pastoral by James Rebanks

English Pastoral is a beautiful love letter to traditional English farming. Rebanks takes us through the journey of three generations on the farm in three parts. The first part talks about his childhood on the farm and his grandfather teaching him the ways of the land. The second part is Rebanks in his twenties, he's… Continue reading Book Review: English Pastoral by James Rebanks

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Felixstowe Book Festival 2021

Last weekend (26th and 27th June) was the Felixstowe book festival, and whilst it couldn't go ahead in its usual format it has been eagerly anticipated, as some events were taking place at an actual location. Due to Covid restrictions, last year's book festival (2020) took place online, it was so very different from the… Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival 2021

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Book Review: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Vesper Flights is Helen Macdonald's latest book chronicling her relationship with nature. This is slightly different from her previous books in the respect it’s not a linear narrative but a collection of essays that also explores “The human relationship with nature”. We… Continue reading Book Review: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

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Book Review: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Every now and again you can be lucky enough to find a series that draws you in and makes you feel that you've found you're clan. A deadly Education is the first book in a series (book two 'The last Graduate' is due out in September 2021) and i'm hoping there will be many more… Continue reading Book Review: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

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Book Review: Herbal Antivirals by Stephen Harrod Buhner

I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review. I requested to read 'Herbal Antivirals' as I liked the premise of it. I'm a keen kitchen gardener and am always interested to learn more about herbal remedies and alternative medicines. I've done a little research since reading the book and I've… Continue reading Book Review: Herbal Antivirals by Stephen Harrod Buhner

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Book Review: The Five by Hallie Rubenfold

What do you know about Jack the Ripper?  Famous murderer, stalked the streets of London in the late 19th century, brutally murdered 5 women? But what do you know about those five women? Probably the only thing you know is that they were prostitutes, or were they?  That is the intriguing angle Hallie Rubenhold takes in her book ‘The… Continue reading Book Review: The Five by Hallie Rubenfold

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Reading Rush 2020: Day 7 (Final Day)

This years Reading rush is officially over, and I finished . . . ALL of my books!! My read for today was 'Reef' by Romesh Gunesekera, for the prompt 'Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birthstone' This is an evocative piece of writing about a young Sri-Lankan boy called… Continue reading Reading Rush 2020: Day 7 (Final Day)

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Reading Rush 2020: day 6

Praise be to wet weather and mandatory face coverings. A slow day at work means I'm now back on track! I had 'The Communist Manifesto' as my prompt for 'a book beginning with the word The' It's a short read so I had planned to read it today anyway as I knew I wouldn't have… Continue reading Reading Rush 2020: day 6

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Reading Rush 2020: Day 5

Officially it's day 5, in my mind it's day 4.5 as I finally finished yesterdays goal. I finished 'Frankenstein' today, but due to social engagements I didn't get a chance to start any other books, as a result I am now a day behind schedule. So, today no little anecdotes, or interesting little factoids, just… Continue reading Reading Rush 2020: Day 5