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
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
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
I’ve been attempting to be a bit more sociable lately, with some success. As followers of my blog will know, I joined a book group earlier this year, which is fun and gets me out of the house. However, it made me realise one thing, I miss discussing books with people. Years ago I worked… Continue reading Smashbombed!