Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan.

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 →

To Obama: With Love, Joy, Hate and Despair

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 →

After the Lord Mayor’s Show

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 →

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