Category Archives: Book Reviews

The Cookbook Addict: A Review of Kitchen Revolution

So, have I mentioned that I have a lot of cookbooks? Well, I do. The above picture is a quick snap of part of my collection. See those cookbooks that are facing outwards? Want to take a guess at what’s … Continue reading

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Colour With Mum: A Review

Have you become aware of the adult colouring book craze yet? I’m willing to bet you have: adult colouring books are everywhere at the moment, stacked high in bookshops alongside packs of scented pens, stuffed into the magazine racks at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Days, by Adam Nevill

In 1975, followers of the Cult of the Last Days are butchered in the Sonoma Desert. In the ensuing investigation and media frenzy, details emerge of the abuses suffered at the hands of the cult’s leader, the sadistic and manipulative … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hunted, by Carla Norton

I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads’ First Reads program. Psychopath Daryl Wayne Flint abducted Reeve LeClaire as a child and held her prisoner in his basement for four years before an act of sheer luck resulted … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Blood Dimmed Tide, by Anthony Quinn

In 1918, a coffin bearing the inscription ‘Body unknown, Died at sea, 1889′ is pulled from the sea off the coast of Ireland. When the coffin is opened up, the corpse within is that of a pretty young woman, known … Continue reading

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Book Review: NW, by Zadie Smith

‘The fat sun stalls by the phone masts. Anti-climb paint turns sulphurous on school gates and lamp posts. In Willesden people go barefoot, the streets turn European, there is a mania for eating outside. She keeps to the shade. Redheaded. … Continue reading

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Foodies Festival at Alexandra Palace

This weekend the Foodies Festival came to Alexandra Palace, and I was lucky enough to win tickets from simply.food. We had been planning to have a family outing this weekend, but hadn’t settled on where, so this was perfect timing, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Consumed by Harry Wallop

This is an analysis of class and consumerism in the UK from the 1950s, up until the present day. Parts of it I found utterly fascinating, in particular the description of how big brands choose the location of their shops … Continue reading

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