Category Archives: Book review

Please Don’t Ask… #bookreview #travel

I’ve not travelled much since hmm…. Forever it seems. I resort to watching frowny faced presenters in knitwear that even myopic aunts would baulk at giving as presents visit remote parts of Britain to live amongst refugees from parallel universes, … Continue reading

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Improving My Mind, Understanding My Body #reading #nonfiction

I suppose it’s no surprise. This pandemic has been a forced education for a lot of us as to how the body works, or doesn’t, what antibodies do, what are T cells and RNA based vaccines. It’s a bit ghoulish, … Continue reading

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My Favourite Poem #booklaunch #poetry

Is there a more impossible question for a poetry lover than that? Well, Robbie Cheadle asked it on Writing to be Read, as well as pinning me down to a favourite poet. That and she reviewed my first book of … Continue reading

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Snobbery Or Maintaining Standards? #thoughtpiece #Benschott #jeevesandtheleapoffaith

As a child, growing up in leafy if somewhat reserved Surrey in the 1960s – think Downton Abbey without the money or titles in so far as rules of behaviour were concerned – I was often challenged by cutlery, the … Continue reading

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The Sincerest Form Of Poetry #poetry #poem #booklaunch

Hi again. This is a cheek, of course but at last my first work of poetry will be on the shelves on 30th September. It’s 50 odd pages of high quality verse, from laugh out loud to grab the tissues. … Continue reading

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Walking With Rosie #bookreview #the rosieresult

I did a daft thing a few weeks ago; I signed up with the Long Distance Walking Association to undertake their 3rd Capital Challenge. Starting at St John’s Church Waterloo it circumnavigates some of the best bits of London’s green … Continue reading

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Gods Ancient And Modern #americangods #bookreview

  I’ve become a bit of an Audible books aficionado when out with Dog and probably listened to 30 books last year. Choosing what to listen to, though is a challenge. Not all books work for me as a listening … Continue reading

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There Are Reviews And Then Some…. #ATTM #apprenticedtomymother

There are reviews and then there is something like this. With Pauline’s permission I’ve copied the whole of her review. Necessarily I’m totally flattered, chuffed and on and on. If you think this might work for you too, having read … Continue reading

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Life Begins… #bookreview #barbtaub #lifebeginswhenthekidsleavehomeandthedogdies

I worked with a chap for many years who kept neat to-do lists on post-its. As he progressed up the slippery pole of management, the post-its got bigger and the to-dos more important. They were always laid out the same … Continue reading

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A Little Of What You Fancy #ashorthistoryofnearlyeverything

Random pictures are a recent walk; just to add colour… I discovered the joys of Bill Bryson many years ago with his Notes From A Small Island about visiting the UK. When he was asked to leave his B&B in … Continue reading

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