Review: My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen

Opening sentence: “First, a few facts.” I don’t read that many celebrity biographies and only reserved this at the library on a whim as the few parts from it that had been talked about in the press had piqued my interest. Even as I opened it and started reading I found myself thinking, ‘Do I […]

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Review: The Mitford Girls

The Mitford Girls by Mary S. Lovell Opening sentence: “Sydney Bowles was fourteen years old when she first set eyes on David Freeman Mitford.” I really can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book. When a biography feels like a novel – in its tone, structure, plot development and engrossing story arcs of […]

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Review: Shakespeare – The World as a Stage

Shakespeare – The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson Opening sentence: ‘Before he came into a lot of money in 1839, Richard Plantagent Temple Nugent Chandos Grenville, second Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, led a largely uneventful life.’ On a recent weekend away in Bath with my fiancé, we visited the  Roman Bath Museum, where […]

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