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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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Episode 82: Riot

This week, inevitably, is all about the recent London riots. But it’s not all doom and gloom, as I share some exciting news; take a look at a new craft and fibre magazine; examine what’s on my needles, and the … 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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Episode 70: MODO Fashion Show

The Sheep has a shiny new look this week and to celebrate I join Alice Yu at University College London’s MODO Fashion Show. We also take a look at some fashion forward knitwear, and some crochet that’s more of a … 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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Episode 21: Inspiration

The Sheep is back. Kicking off Series II with a look at inspiration; a rundown of some fab knitting podcasts; the highs (and lows) of Interweave Knits Weekend and a new yarn from Rowan.  Plus we learn that the Force … Continue reading

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Episode 16: Tea & Sympathy

This week we’re talking about the nation’s favourite drink. Plus we find out who’s won the plinth competition and some lovely Koigu yarn, and the comedy delights to be found in town, in podcasts and in essays. Tea & Sympathy … Continue reading

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Episode 8: Hunting Words & Telling Tales

This episode is all about words, language and stories.  Plus miniature knitting making appearances in film and performances on Eurovision that could be works of fiction. This week’s links: The Seven Basic Plots The Child That Books Built Ex Libris … Continue reading

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