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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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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New Year reading

New Year reading

In January I started to read my way through my Christmas books, starting with Logical Family by Armistead Maupin. I think I’ve read every novel…

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Thailand reading 3

Thailand reading 3

Along with reading two great books for work purposes, (How Couple Relationships Shape Our World: Clinical Practice, Research and Policy perspectives edited by Andrew Balfour,…

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Viceroy’s House

Viceroy’s House

In April I went to the cinema to see Viceroy’s House and it immediately made me want to read more about the history of the…

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Mistresses of Cliveden

Mistresses of Cliveden

I was fortunate enough to spend a night at Cliveden in March with my partner, wandering the grounds, tackling the maze, drinking cocktails, eating a…

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Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

My sister is great at buying me books that she thinks I should read to expand my knowledge into new areas. As it is the…

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Singapore and Malaysia holiday reading

Singapore and Malaysia holiday reading

Whilst on holiday in Singapore and Malaysia I read my usual eclectic mix of books. First up was Take Six Girls by Laura Thompson (see…

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Summer fiction

Summer fiction

My sister gave me three books for my birthday this year and they’ve made for some enjoyable summer reading since. First up was Love Falls by Esther…

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Clementine Churchill

Clementine Churchill

I developed a sudden interest in Clementine Churchill after watching the drama Churchill’s Secret on TV earlier this year. It depicted what I assumed at the…

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