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Cure - a journey into the science of mind over body by Jo Marchant

I find books about health, the nature of the mind and body really fascinating, so this book by Jo Marchant was always going to be right up my street. 1,494 more words


BOOK REVIEW Things we have in common by Tasha Kavanagh

Title: Things we have in common

Author: Tasha Kavanagh (@KavanaghTasha)

Publisher: Canongate Books

Publication Date: 7 May 2015

Pages: 272

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A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor - John Berger & Jean Muir

A Fortunate Man is an unusual book, unusual but extremely absorbing. Taking the form of a photo-essay, the book explores the life of one man – a country doctor, Dr. 993 more words


The Lonely City (Adventures in the Art of Being Alone) by Olivia Laing

I have to start this blog with a whole-hearted confession about how much I love Olivia Laing’s work. To the River introduced me to Virginia Woolf and W G Sebald (and I’m forever grateful) and The Trip to Echo Spring introduced me to Raymond Carver (and I’m forever grateful) and both books are superbly written, beautiful, intelligent and thoughtful. 1,867 more words


The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

The largest of the fields, the ‘Outrun’, is a stretch of coastland at the top of the farm where the grass is always short, pummelled by wind and sea spray tear-round. 1,498 more words

Female Writers

The Book Of Strange New Things

Michel Faber

First Sentence:     “I was going to say something,” he said.

Back of the book:

‘I am with you always, even unto the end of the world…’ Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. 185 more words


BOOK REVIEW: Isolation x 2

The Lonely City
Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Olivia Laing
Out now from Canongate, £16.99 hardback/Ebook £14.99

Let’s cut to the chase. The Lonely City… 1,228 more words

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