Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. I expected love, jealousy and nostalgia from Tin Man. And I…

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Book Review: A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

I enjoy getting lost, literally and metaphorically. I love that sensation of disorientation followed by discovery,  a frightening freedom. Sometimes, on a family day out, we’ll follow unmarked lanes and see where we end up. I also lose a lot…

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Children’s Book Review: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

I’ll start by confessing that this is the second time I’ve read The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. When I first attempted it, I simply wasn’t in the right mood , and I’m so glad that I gave it another go…

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