Silent Sunday 19.12.21
Dec19

Silent Sunday 19.12.21

Read More
The Girls by Lisa Jewell
Dec17

The Girls by Lisa Jewell

The Girls was the very first thriller written by Lisa Jewell. I am a huge fan of her thrillers and thought I’d read them all, so I was shocked to discover I’d missed one! Obviously I’m not the only person who had, as it was reissued in 2021 and I picked up a copy in Sainsbury’s recently. Lisa Jewell always sets her books in these vivid and slightly quirky settings, and The Girls is no exception. The action...

Read More
Tips for Veganuary
Dec14

Tips for Veganuary

Veganuary (going vegan for the whole of January) is becoming increasingly popular. Some people just like the challenge of doing it for a month, while for others it encourages them to make a permanent switch to veganism. My eldest decided to do Veganuary in 2021. And, after finding the first week or two tough, he decided to stay vegan. He might be an adult, but meal planning and shopping is still mainly down to me. Plus, as a...

Read More
Silent Sunday 12.12.21
Dec12

Silent Sunday 12.12.21

Read More
Lamentation by C J Sansom
Dec10

Lamentation by C J Sansom

Lamentation is the sixth (currently penultimate) Matthew Shardlake novel by C J Sansom. It follows on a year from events in Heartstone. King Henry VIII’s health is fading fast and religion is literally a matter of life and death. Right at the start, Shardlake is forced to attend a burning of heretics, including a young woman, Anne Askew. The sight of the burning haunts him throughout the book. It has become dangerous to discuss...

Read More