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On The Horns Of A Dilemma

I was going to start this post by apologising, yet again, for the lack of regular updates. However, I read a post earlier this week by another book blogger on the topic of pointless… 599 more words


Mount! Review

Mount! by Jilly Cooper
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Contains spoilers!
If anyone ever tells you the difference between self-published books and traditionally published book is editing – refer them to the new Jilly Cooper novel. 492 more words



Georgette Heyer has been on my mind – and my bedside table – an awful lot recently, partly because her delicious novels are always the perfect antidote to depressing headlines, and partly because Jilly Cooper chose Devil’s Cub as one of her Books That Built Me. 812 more words

Authors At The Books That Built Me

My name is Catherine and I’m a bookaholic.

I saw a funny cartoon online yesterday. It depicted a bleary-eyed woman emerging from her crumpled bed sheets captioned, ‘The morning after the book before’. Wow, did that resonate with me. 525 more words



Rock and roll research takes me to Doncaster in Yorkshire and a chance to look around a place I’ve never thought of visiting before. 1,828 more words



As I mentioned in my previous post, I have just had a baby.

She is snuffly, limb-twitchy, peely-skinned: oh-so-new.  I am entranced. She has also reacquainted me with the hours between 10pm and 5am (and my toddler already has me well acquainted w ith 5am onwards.)  There’s only one thing to take you through those long night feeds, my friends – through those jiggly, bottom-patting hours of swaying and soothing.   528 more words

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On Horses

Source: http://pitchinternational.com/

My nephew got married at Ascot, top hat and in a fancy carriage with his newly wed wife. My ex had come from Wales, where everything is so green in the valley and everyone so alike, she went to the races with her brother, it’s a hobby that costs a fortune. 262 more words

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