Posts from ‘February, 2016’

Recent Summary and Plans for March

I’ve had a stressful few months, but things are beginning to fall into place and I’m starting to read again. We’ve found a beautiful old house in Worcestershire and now have to wait patiently until we find a buyer for our current property – when I’m sure everything will become manic again!  I’ve not had […]

Counting Sheep by Philip Walling

 Source: Library Five words from the blurb: British, countryside, history, farmers, change Counting Sheep is one of those rare books with the power to interest the reader in a subject of which they previously had little knowledge. The book gives a complete history of sheep in Britain, explaining how breeds have changed over time to […]

The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

  Source: Personal copy Winner of 1932 Pulitzer Prize Pearl Buck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938 Five words from the blurb: China, farmer, changes, wealth, family The Good Earth is set in pre-revolutionary China and shows how the fortune of farming families is dependent on the weather, good planning, and the whims […]

The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl wrote many of my favourite children’s books and I’m pleased that my sons love them just as much as I do. Dahl was born in 1916 and many events are planned to celebrate this centenary year. Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the press preview of the new “Wondercrump […]