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…

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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…

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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…

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Book Review: Melmoth by Sarah Perry

I’m always attracted to ghost stories in the winter so Melmoth by Sarah Perry was one of my first choices for January.  I’d heard glimmers of mixed reviews on Bookstagram but I decided not to…

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Book Review: The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris

I’ve been on a mission to read more books by Joanne Harris ever since I attended one of her events at the Buxton Festival.  She’s a witty, wise woman and her literary range is incredible. …

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