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Booker Prize Longlist

Its that time of year again, we’re nearly one step closer to the Booker Prize winner. Tomorrow (14th September) at 4pm they’re going to announce the shortlist and this year I'm finally going to be able to play along. For years I've been saying I’ll read all the books on the Booker Prize longlist, but… Continue reading Booker Prize Longlist

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August Roundup: Did I make it?

What a month! The last time I posted was at the begining of August and I had set myself a stellar challenge. In fact, it was so out of this world that when I wrote that post it was the 5th of August and I was already behind schedule. To refresh, the challenge was to… Continue reading August Roundup: Did I make it?

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August TBR – a Challenge and a half

I may have overstretched myself this month, in fact I've overstretched myself so much I don't really have time to write this, but sometimes you just need to decompress. So, I've set myself the challenge to read 9 books this month, it wasn't intentional its just how things have panned out. Which is handy as… Continue reading August TBR – a Challenge and a half

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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