The Golden Apples

The Golden Apples

The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty was given to me by my friends Ben and Claire for my birthday. I am not normally a fan of a…

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The Help

The Help

I’m just back from a weekend away which gave me the chance to read a whole book between getting on a train after work on…

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Trilogies, Quartets and Quintets

Trilogies, Quartets and Quintets

There is nothing as enticing as getting stuck into a weighty trilogy, quartet or quintet that you know means immersion in a parallel world for at…

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Chronicling everyday life

Chronicling everyday life

After moving in April, I was unpacking boxes of alphabeticalised books (I am a bit too organised shall we say), and I noticed that Anne…

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Learning how to live life from a good biography

Learning how to live life from a good biography

I went to Cornwall for a few days in April and stayed in the beautiful port of Fowey in a flat with great bay windows…

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