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Book 37: Breakfast at Tiffany's

This was lent to me by a friend when I started panicking that I didn’t have time to read all the books I needed to before the end of the year/challenge. 116 more words

Books

A Christmas Memory - Truman Capote (2007)

Popping up here on Christmas Eve to wish you all a very happy, peaceful Christmas, however you might be spending it.

Time to tell you about a delightful little book I read last weekend, while I was hurtling about finishing Christmas shopping and meeting up with friends. 850 more words

Capote's Christmas Memory

We dedicate the festive winter holiday week to inspirational quotes which mark cultural or historical landmarks from around the world.

To keep the  Holy Eve excitement of our childhood alive, here is an excerpt from… 346 more words

Literature

A Month of Favourites: 'In Cold Blood' by Truman Capote

The Spectator describes the book as ‘The American dream turning into the American nightmare…  a remarkable book’, and its blurb heralds it ‘a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative’. 730 more words

Dinner at Tiffany's

“The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!” …

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New York

5 Short Stories for the Holidays

Stories, though often overlooked, are just as much a part of the holiday season as carols, traditions, and feasts. And amid the chaos of our modern holidays, it can pay to make time to read. 723 more words

Books

Tess and Claudia's lips

SEEING Tess Daly and Claudia Winkelman on ‘It Takes Two,’ yesterday, I thought how flattering their lip colour is and wondered if I should try to match it by a visit to Boots or Clarins. 106 more words

Audrey Hepburn