The Wild Silence

The Wild Silence

I bought The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn in a bookshop in Bath in mid-September, having hugely enjoyed Winn’s previous book about homelessness and walking the…

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

In mid-July I read Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. It is a hugely important book and one…

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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Whilst in South Africa in March I read Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, an interesting journey into how things can go very wrong when…

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Cape Town reading

Cape Town reading

On the flight to Cape Town on a two week holiday in March I read Westwind, by one of my favourite authors, Ian Rankin (see…

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Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

It’s been a few months of very little sunlight in the UK – incessant rain and grey skies when it isn’t raining – so on…

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The Book of Gutsy Women

The Book of Gutsy Women

I was lucky enough to go to an event in London in November to hear Hillary Rodham Clinton in conversation with Julia Gillard. These are…

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Books of the Year 2019

Books of the Year 2019

If you are wondering what to read to take you through the dark days of January and February, here are my books of 2019, with…

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Jungle Soldier

Jungle Soldier

Whilst on holiday in Malaysia in April I came across the story of Freddy Spencer Chapman, a British army officer who survived behind enemy lines…

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Late summer reading

Late summer reading

I got a lovely pile of books for my birthday in July and have enjoyed some eclectic late summer reading in the last few weeks….

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I Am, I Am, I Am

I Am, I Am, I Am

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell was given to me for my birthday by my sister. I wasn’t sure…

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