How to give up plastic

How to give up plastic

How to give up plastic by Will McCallum is a great book to read if you are thinking about what more you can do to…

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September reading

September reading

On my twice daily hour-long commute on the train into and out of London, it is very rare for a fellow passenger to strike up…

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Jane Austen and Elephants

Jane Austen and Elephants

I have long been a fan of Jane Austen and I am also a huge fan of the fabulous Lucy Worsley, who does such a…

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Yes We (Still) Can

Yes We (Still) Can

I have been a regular listener of the podcast Pod Save America since it launched in the dark days of January 2017 before Donald Trump…

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Summer reading

Summer reading

Since getting back from holiday in mid-June I have read an eclectic mix of books. I started with The President is Missing by James Patterson…

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Zanzibar reading

Zanzibar reading

Relaxing on the beach in Zanzibar after an amazing safari in Kenya gave me time to read two great historical novels – The Burning Chambers…

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Kenya reading

Kenya reading

I’m just back from a wonderful safari in Kenya and I managed to squeeze a bit of reading in between game drives (it’s a hard…

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A World of Strangers

A World of Strangers

I have just finished reading A World of Strangers by Nadine Gordimer, an original Penguin paperback from 1958 that was given to me by my…

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Elizabeth Edmondson

Elizabeth Edmondson

My Mum recently recommended I read the ‘Very English Mystery series’ by Elizabeth Edmondson, knowing my taste for historical fiction and murder mysteries. In April…

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Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

I read a couple of newspaper articles earlier this year about the extraordinary murder in New Zealand in 1954 of Honorah Parker (or Rieper as…

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