‘Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.’ Continue reading The Only Story by Julian Barnes
For a little light (or should I say… dark?) reading, this collection of short stories is the one you need. Continue reading Valentine’s Day Book
‘The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock’ plot: We are in London. It is 1785. Jonah Hancock has just had his ship sold… for a mermaid. Suddenly, his life changes. He moves in different circles and meets courtesan Angelica Neal. They get married and things become complicated. Continue reading January Books
January! Things we can do to help: Plan exciting activities and walks (click here for inspiration.) Eat well, cook and bake yummy foods (things like a hearty chicken stew, comforting spaghetti bolognaise, snack on flapjacks). And get cosy with the assistance of…
People who live in Shaker Heights abide by the rules. But not Mia Warren, Shaker’s latest resident who has rented a flat from Mrs Richardson. She moves in with her teenage daughter Pearl and their lives become entwined with the Richardsons and the community. Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Review
I have written an article on Sherlock Holmes for The London Magazine Dec-Jan issue. It’s on the 125th Anniversary of the publication of ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ and Sherlock Holmes / short stories / London. Continue reading Sherlock Holmes – The London Magazine
I like to think that this Christmas Gift Guide is a very realistic one. While glossy magazines show us gifts in the region of £1500 +, this blog is different! Something for all price points (from £3 to a smidge over £50) there’s a gift for everyone.