Book Review: Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane

In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland’s glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of…

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Book Review: The Common Reader: Volume 1 – Virginia Woolf

The Common Reader: Volume 1 holds a curious mixture of relevance and obscurity. Containing a collection of 21 essays written by Virginia Woolf, this slim volume offers a critique of literature – both classic and ‘contemporary’. I write contemporary in…

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The Lockdown TBR Pile Challenge

After months of procrastination, I’m finally back on the blog with a lockdown TBR pile challenge – to finish all my unread books before normality resumes. After being in a state of upheaval following COVID-19 lockdown, we’re slowly getting our…

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Children’s Book Review: My Fairy Library by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

Tiny fairytale books that you can make yourself – SOLD! I didn’t think Laurence King Publishing could top Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini’s My Miniature Library, a gorgeous little kit lauded by the LA Times as ‘the most precious gift set of…

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Childrens’s Book Review: Anna at War by Helen Peters

As life for German Jews becomes increasingly perilous, Anna’s parents put her on one of the last trains leaving for England. But the war follows her to Kent, and soon Anna finds herself caught up in web of betrayal and…

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