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My brain is a little fuggy these days, which is why another weekend has gone by without me photographing my recent knitwear FOs. But it’s not because I’m addled in my old(er) age, nor because of any illicit substances (the … Continue reading

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The Song of Achilles

I was a Classics student at school, fighting my way through years of Latin before settling down to some good English translations in Classical Civilisation at A Level. As a child, I loved reading ancient Greek myths, and as a … Continue reading

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The Emperor of All Maladies

Ok, so a book all about cancer may not sound like ideal bedtime reading, but The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee is brilliant stuff. Billed as the ‘autobiography’ of cancer, it’s an historical epic that, whilst going into … Continue reading

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How To Be A Woman

Caitlin Moran is a well-known UK newspaper columnist with a wicked sense of humour and this is a wonderfully entertaining part memoir, part rant, about 21st Century feminism. Beginning with her teenage years and following her to the present day, … Continue reading

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Monsters of Men

As far as children’s book news is concerned, it’s a shame that today has been taken over by Pottermore. Such a fuss for what is currently a holding-page for a website. I’m sure young readers of Ms Rowling’s magnum opus … Continue reading

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Ex Libris

The weather in London is just glorious at the moment. Apparently it’s hotter here than much of the Mediterranean (I love how we manage to make the meteorology a competition) though we all know it will be short lived. Back to normal temperatures and light … Continue reading

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