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12 Days BEFORE Christmas

Saturday 20th December

If you know anyone who enjoys both tea and cake and lives or regularly frequents London then this would make an apt gift.  57 more words


And We Made It (via Sir David, The Miniaturist, deadlines and a lot of Yorkshire Tea)

I’m sorry I’ve been Missing in Action the last weeks, there have been so many deadlines and so much going on now we’re officially in the Christmas period that I haven’t really had time to stop and think. 909 more words


Review: An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth - Chris Hadfield.

Colonel Chris Hadfield is, if you remove his extensive resume from this first sentence, just plain bloody cool. I grew up loving science and space and an astronaut was just this incredible thing to me; I was going to buy this book a little while ago and decided to save the pennies, but then Chris was doing a signing nearby and I kind of had to go, and have naturally spent the rest of the day reading this. 207 more words

Book Review

Whisper it quietly, the book is back … and here’s the man leading the revival

In Britain, hardbacks were said to be on the rocks, libraries doomed, the ebook all conquering, with the Visigoths of online selling storming through the high street. 199 more words


Giovanna Fletcher talks writing, reading, inspiration & future projects

On 11 December, I popped into Waterstones Covent Garden for ‘An Evening with Giovanna Fletcher,’ the wonderful author’s first bookish event of its kind, which just so happened to be sold out. 2,380 more words


A Book Haul Happened...

As usual, whenever I pass a Waterstones, the massive amount of books I need to read doubles. On Friday, I bought a couple of books… 91 more words