The story is set some 56 years ago but feels vibrant, fresh and important.
No, we are suckers for the feel of a book (embossed covers are almost erotic are they not?) Oh, and the smell of a new ink on paper....
On a day off work, with our exercise, work and dog walking done, we enquire of each other "are we in?". Yes we are! Gentle music on, dog snuggled on the sofa, books out. Interrupted only by the need to eat. Our two-people-and-a-dog-book-club goes from strength to strength. We very often end up enjoying the... Continue Reading →
I guess I always imagined his androgynous stage presence to be derived from a spoiled home counties up bringing
book review to obama: with love, joy, hate and despair by Jeanne Marie Laskas Remember when politics was motivated by hope and empathy? I challenge anyone, even the most hardened Republicans, to not feel a pang of loss when reading this fabulous book. Obama received 10,000 letters a day. Having earned the reputation for corresponding... Continue Reading →
A BOOK REVIEW - DIARY OF A BODY by DANIEL PENNAC I've read a couple of translated books recently. Having elected to only review books that have given me pleasure, I'm only mentioning one of them here. Quite possibly my problem with the other one is actually, well, MY problem, and not the book's. So... Continue Reading →
To be honest, I've used the phrase 'suspend disbelief' quite a lot recently, mostly in relation to books. Anyone who knew me 10 years ago or more would have certainly needed to suspend theirs if they'd been told I was going to run a 50 mile ultra marathon. Myself included! Well, I only went... Continue Reading →