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Books in Brief: Unravelling Oliver, When the Floods Came and Meatspace

Source: Library Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent Five words from the blurb: attacks, wife, secrets, stories, past Unravelling Oliver is a fast-paced whydunit revolving around Oliver, a man who attacked his wife so severally she ended up in a coma. Each chapter is written from the perspective of a different person who knew Oliver, so […]

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 […]

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 […]

I’m moving to the countryside!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently – I’m busy planning a move to the countryside! We’re hoping to move from a busy town in Surrey, to a quiet village in rural Worcestershire. It’s a massive change for us, so we’re spending lots of time researching the area. I’m afraid I haven’t read a single […]

Farm Lane Book Awards 2015

2015 has been a fantastic year for books – especially if you like chunksters as much as I do! All my favourite reads this year have had a massive amount of pages – they may require a big investment of time, but they are worth it. Here are a selection of my favourites, with award […]

Books in Brief: The Little White Horse, Neurotribes and The Getting of Wisdom

 Source: Library The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge  Five words from the blurb: orphan, happiness, scary, valley, magical I picked up a copy of this book after seeing an interview in which JK Rowling named it as one of her childhood favourites. The story follows Maria, a young girl forced to move onto her […]