REVIEW: North Korea Journal by Michael Palin

In brief: Michael Palin and crew go somewhere he's never been before – North Korea. The good: Very interesting with great photographs. The not-so-good: Quite a quick read. Why I chose it: Michael Palin writes the best travelogues. Year: 2019 Pages: 170 Publisher: Hutchinson (Penguin) Setting: North Korea Rating: 9 out of 10 A new... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Vegan(ish) by Jack Monroe

In brief: Vegan recipes that are easy to make with ingredients you can find and afford from the local supermarket. The good: Great ideas and the recipes I tried were delicious. The not-so-good: I can't think of jackfruit as just a fruit now. Why I chose it: Never reviewed a cookbook before! Thanks to Pan... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

In brief: Daniel spots Nadia on the Tube most mornings. Instead of talking to her, he puts a message in the 'Missed Connections' section of the paper. Then, they start writing to each other – but will they ever meet? The good: Great idea for a novel. The not-so-good: Quite clunky, particularly initially. Why I... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Diagnosis by Lisa Sanders

In brief: Columns from The New York Times about puzzling presentations in medicine that make a diagnosis difficult. The good: I guessed some of the conditions! The not-so-good: I didn't guess others, proving no one person can know it all. Why I chose it: Really, really enjoyed the Netflix series. Year: 2019 Pages: 289 Publisher:... Continue Reading →

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