Few Eggs and No Oranges: The Diaries of Vere Hodgson 1940-45

In brief: The (real) diary of a Londoner during the Second World War The good: Fascinating, captures the horror of wartime as well as the nuisances (e.g. few fruit and vegetables). The not-so-good: I think this is a book to be savoured in small doses. Reading large amounts at a time diluted the impact for... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 29/7/13

Last week seemed to go by so quickly that I can't even remember what I did! It seemed to be work, eat, read, sleep and then repeat. I was lucky again to receive a couple of wins in the mail. The first one was a massive bundle from the lovely ladies at The Sweet Escape... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 22/7/13

It seems like all I did last week was eat! I really didn't get much reading done at all – how dismal! Instead, I went on a road trip, had lunch out to celebrate a birthday, attended the Good Food and Wine show and went to a Food Photography class hosted by A Table For... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 29/4/13

Wow, last mailbox for April! Our host for Mailbox Monday this April is Mari at MariReads. Thanks Mari for doing a great job! Mailbox Monday (started by Marcia) is the place to come to share your recent book acquisitions or check out what others have had arrive in their letterbox. I had a pretty quiet... Continue Reading →

The Persephone Biannually

Unfortunately I didn't get as well as quickly as I would have liked, so most of this week was again spent sleeping and lying on the couch. Fortunately, my copy of the The Persephone Biannually (Spring/Summer 2012) arrived, so I spent plenty of time reading through it (yes, and several magazines too – I am... Continue Reading →

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