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On Horses

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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

Promo Articles

Culture: Chick Lit or Hit?

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8 February 2013, Varsity Culture Section

The life and death of Sylvia Plath have always been cloaked in controversy. From her marriage to Ted Hughes, and her suicide at age 30, Plath has always been able to shock and stir the emotions of her public. 467 more words


Pot Pourri

The last few weeks I have been spent going around the country like Phileas Fogg, or Willy Fogg depending on which version you grew up with.  525 more words

Riders by Jilly Cooper 

I was looking for an author to fill the space that Jackie Collins had left, and I have to say I think I’ve done it. Jilly Coopers first novel Riders is fantastic, full of sex, hatred and a desire to win the reader is plunged into the world of show jumping. 106 more words

Book Reviews

Welcome to my new site!

I decided the old one needed a revamp (much like my face after a sickness bug befalls the pre-schooler) and I need more space to add book reviews and family/lifestyle stuff. 48 more words


Jilly Cooper at The Books That Built Me

I have adored Jilly Cooper almost since I can remember first reading grown-up books. I still have the very tattered copies of Emily, Harriet, Imogen, Octavia, Prudence, Bella and so on that I fell in love with when still a schoolgirl for the novels’ racy glamour and wonderful heroines for whom the bumpy course of true-love eventually runs smooth. 304 more words

Authors At The Books That Built Me

Cheltenham Festival and Launching Your Book in the UK

Perhaps it is because I am old enough to remember an Australian society steeped in British tradition (we sang God Save the Queen at school) or because my heritage is from one English grandparent (Whitby) and two Scottish grandparents (and a 3rd who wished she had been born in Scotland but her parents had arrived in Aus before she was entered the world; Glasgow, north of Edinburgh and somewhere west of Culloden among the Scotch distilleries). 948 more words