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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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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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Book review: The Constant Rabbit by Jasper FForde

I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I’m a big fan of authors like Terry Pratchet, Robert Rankin, Jasper Fforde, and Tom Holt. Books written within the realms of the ridiculous, that make me smile, definitely get my vote. So when a new book by Jasper fforde comes… Continue reading Book review: The Constant Rabbit by Jasper FForde

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Book Review: The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby

I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, but first, the blurb . . . "Romilly lives in a ramshackle house with her eccentric artist father and her cat, Monty. She knows little about her past – but she knows that she is loved. When her father finds… Continue reading Book Review: The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby

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Book Review: The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

As we're heading into a third month of Lockdown, it's clear that social isolation is the new norm, so I've been participating in some online book clubs. I joined a few at the beginning of Lockdown, then a couple of weeks ago the group Women, Wine & Wit Online International Book Club caught my attention,… Continue reading Book Review: The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

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Book review: ‘Lockdown’ by Peter May

I don't usually read books based purely on their publicity, but I couldn't resist it with 'Lockdown'. I'd been hearing about it loads and just assumed that it was a previously released book that bore some uncanny resemblances to our current situation. Then I heard the story behind its publication, that apparently Peter May wrote… Continue reading Book review: ‘Lockdown’ by Peter May

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Book Review: ‘Eat Yourself Healthy’ by Megan Rossi

I chose this book because I have a keen interest in healthy eating. I'm not a major healthy eater (I'm the wrong size and shape for that) but I try to make good food choices, I like cooking from scratch, and i'm interested in the science of food. 'Eat yourself healthy' also appealed to me… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Eat Yourself Healthy’ by Megan Rossi