A Serving of Scandal

This is my new author for January and it is a book that was lent to me by one of my book club friends. The author: “Prue Leith is an expert on gastronomy and one of the UK’s foremost authorities on all things culinary. She is one of the UK’s most renowned restaurateurs and caterers,…

I am blaming COVID.

The last post I wrote was way back on 16th November.  I think you will all agree that last year was a bit rubbish.  I just haven’t been able to get myself into some sort of a routine.  I start with lots of good intentions but they just seem to fall by the wayside after…

Well worth reading.

This is a book I read way back in August but it left an impression on me so I thought I would share my thoughts. A very short summary: “Mornings in Jenin is an amazing read and an insight to the lives of the Abulheja family who are an ordinary Palestinian family living just before,…

A follow up to an old post.

Way back in 2013 I wrote a post about children’s books that had a link to grannies.  Here is the post. I was contacted by a woman who had been trying to find a book she fondly remembered and in her search she came across my post which included mention of the book she was…

Not my cup of tea.

Since I last commented on books I have read ten in September and well onto another ten in October.  I was hooked on a couple of authors but have chosen this book because I persevered with it almost to the end. The High Mountains of Portugal was certainly an unusual book and I ended up…

Latest read books

I have managed to get quite a few books read recently.  The Strays by Emily Bitto “On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like-minded artists…