I (possibly) got coronavirus
Apr16

I (possibly) got coronavirus

When the whole coronavirus crisis started, I was afraid for the NHS and the economy, but I wasn’t afraid for myself. Because I am the healthiest person I know. I genuinely don’t ever get ill. The last time I was ill was 2009 – with a mild virus, including a headache and temperature – which lasted about three days. So somehow I thought I wouldn’t get coronavirus. We’re lucky that we have been able to...

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Silent Sunday 12.4.20
Apr12

Silent Sunday 12.4.20

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Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery
Apr09

Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery is a children’s classic, set in Canada in the early 20th century. I read it myself when I was 14, when my Canadian pen friend (who I’m still in touch with) sent me a copy. I would never have picked it up of my own accord, but after years of reading mainly Agatha Christie, it was a breath of fresh air. Recently I was looking for something new for my own daughter to read, so picked up a...

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Silent Sunday 5.4.20
Apr05

Silent Sunday 5.4.20

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Apr03

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I’d seen Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng recommended by a lot of people, particularly my friend Suzanne at Inside, Outside and Beyond. I bought it a while ago, but hadn’t got round to reading it. If I’m honest I had that fear I sometimes get with popular books – what if I didn’t like it as much as everyone else?! (This was the case with Normal People.) I needn’t have worried. I was hooked on...

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