Review: Ring The Hill

Ring The Hill by Tom Cox (Unbound) Here we are again taking wonderful walks along the lanes and fields, the beaches and - this is what it's all about - up and down hills of England in the company of Tom Cox. The whole book is threaded through with hares, as almost mythical, unfindable creatures… Continue reading Review: Ring The Hill

Review: The Light in the Dark

The Light in The Dark a Winter Hournal, by Horatio Claire (Paperback edition,  Elliot & Thompson) I first reviewed The Light in the Dark (pub. 2018) in January 2019, in the hardback edition I borrowed from the library. The book is wonderfully written of course, the words and ideas are the important thing, and my… Continue reading Review: The Light in the Dark

Blog Tour!: Apple Island Wife: Slow Living in Tasmania

Apple Island Wife by Fiona Stocker (Unbound) Who hasn't dreamed of leaving the rat race and settling in the countryside somewhere? I have, but haven't managed it (yet!). Unlike me Fiona Stocker did manage it. Living in Queensland, she and her family upped-sticks and moved to Tasmania, a land of promise, wilderness, wallabies, hens...and alpacas.… Continue reading Blog Tour!: Apple Island Wife: Slow Living in Tasmania

Review: Snow

Snow, by Marcus Sedgewick (Little Toller) I must come clean here at the start and declare myself a huge fan of snow. I become giddy at the thought of it, watching the forecast like a hawk, feeling genuine disappointment when the clock ticks round and no snow arrives. As I write this*, in Oxfordshire in… Continue reading Review: Snow

Review: 21st Century Yokel

21st Century Yokel, by Tom Cox (Unbound) Do you ever buy a lovely thing to eat - e.g. a lump of delicious cheese - that you then can't bring yourself to eat because if you do it will be GONE? I do. Of course I don't want to sit and watch things grow mould, but… Continue reading Review: 21st Century Yokel

Another Bookworm Writes…

When I was ten I walked into a lamp-post. You might imagine I'd see a lamp-post looming up before me, they don't move around much after all, I should have known it was there.  The thing is, I wasn’t looking at the lamp-post, I was looking at the page. I was so desperate to know… Continue reading Another Bookworm Writes…

2018 In Books : January

Magic, memoirs and hauntings