Two books with strikingly similar covers

I have just finished a non-fiction book which I realised reminded me of a book I already had, also a non-fiction book. The book I have just finished is The Secret Lives of Colour and the book it reminded me of is The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander and that is where the similarity ends,…

The Victoria and Albert Museum. . . . . . Tuesday Travels

The first year we visited London in 2003 we were only there for a few days and we managed to cram lots of tourist activities into that time.  One of the museums that we didn’t manage to visit was the V&A so I put that to right this time around.  While based in Swindon I…

Tuesday travels . . . .Bath, England

Although I have been to England a few times now I have never been to Bath.  My younger daughter had been before but it was included on our trip as her partner, like me,  hadn’t been there either.  I am so glad it was on our itinerary.  What a wonderful place and a must visit…

Treasures of Australia, how do you select them?

This wonderful book was the catalogue for the display National Treasures from the great libraries of Australia, held in 2005 at the National Library of Australia, before then becoming a touring exhibition for the following two years. The reason for the travelling exhibition was to provide as many Australians as possible, the opportunity to view these national…

Joan, Joanna and Jenny, they just all happened to start with J

I have been reading a few biographies recently and purely by chance they have all started with the letter J.  Joan is the one I have decided on for today. It wasn’t actually a biography it was a historical fiction novel. This Joan is Joan of Arc and she is the main character in The Maid…