Blog Tour: I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice Opening sentence: “Three-year old Sadie says that Dadda talks with his eyes.” I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for this truly enchanting book. I Found My Tribe is Ruth Fitzmaurice’s memoir about how she dealt with her husband, Simon, being diagnosed with Motor […]

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Review: Bookworm by Lucy Mangan

Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan Opening sentence: “I still have all my childhood books.” I considered myself a pretty dedicated bookworm until reading this. Lucy Mangan has an insane amount of books: ‘I was once interviewed by a man from a book collecting magazine because he refused to believe that I had […]

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Review: Odd Girl Out by Laura James

Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World by Laura James Opening sentence: “‘Can’t you just enjoy the silence?’ Tim sighs.” At the age of 45, journalist Laura James was diagnosed with autism – a moment she describes as, ‘at once shocking and liberating.’ In this memoir, she gives an interesting, informative and emotive […]

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Review: This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay Opening sentence: “In 2010, after six years of training and a further six years on the wards, I resigned from my job as a junior doctor.” Let me start by saying this is hands-down one of the best memoirs I’ve read. […]

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February Wrap Up / March TBR

Fiction-wise, February has been very varied, which has been a delight! I met a new favourite character, read two very different – but highly entertaining – thrillers and enjoyed a contemporary read around the pressures of trying for a baby. Trying is the debut novel by Grazia magazine’s Features Director and is that great combo […]

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Review: The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby. Translated from French by Jeremy Leggatt. Opening sentence: “Through the frayed curtain at my window a wan glow announces the break of day.” Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor of French fashion magazine, Elle, the father of two young children and an all-round successful, enigmatic man when, in […]

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January Wrap Up / February TBR

As I mentioned in my previous wrap up post, I’m starting 2018 with a newborn baby, which is all kinds of wonderful, but also tiring! So yes, my reading rate has slowed down, although for once I prefer my kindle to an actual book, as you can easily read it while holding a baby and […]

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