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A Winter of Relative Content - April 2015

This review covers the period October 2014 to March 2015.

During this period we took a quick flip over to France to check on the boat in November, spent Christmas at home, and drove down through France to Spain in January, to avoid the worst of the English winter.  2,118 more words

Book Reviews

Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Apple Tree Yard had a slow start, I found the main character, middle aged scientist Yvonne to be unlikeable and her actions, an affair with a stranger she meets in the House of Commons to be, at first, a bit inexplicable, it all just seemed like a slighter tamer, older version of Fifty Shades. 71 more words


Gorleston's Community Read

Gorleston Library are reading Sycamore Row by John Grisham, The Last Runaway by Tracy Cheavlier and Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty for their community read.  235 more words

Norfolks Great Big Read

Latest radio book recommendations

I went to BBC Three Counties on Monday to discuss books with Nick Coffer.

I went to a Book Group last week and we had one of the longest discussions about a book we all enjoyed – Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty. 49 more words

Recommended Reads

Relationships are about stories, not truth. Alone, as individuals, we each have our own personal mythologies, the stories we tell in order to make sense of ourselves to ourselves. 

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In Relationship

Best Books of 2014, according to me

It’s that time of year when I give a brief round-up of books I’ve read in the past twelve months, those that I have enjoyed or have affected me in some way. 487 more words


Book Review: "Apple Tree Yard" by Louise Doughty (2013)

*This review may contain spoilers* 

What’s it about? 

“Apple Tree Yard” is about Yvonne Carmichael; a geneticist, a scientist renowned in her field. But one day, she makes the most irrational of decisions. 341 more words