Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs, books 1 – 3

I set myself a challenge to re-read all fifteen Maisie Dobbs books this month. I’m going to review them in 3s or 4s, because otherwise you’ll be inundated with reviews for this series! Unless you’re a big fan, that’ll probably get a bit tiresome… Author: Jacqueline Winspear | Publisher: John Murray Maisie Dobbs The first… Continue reading Maisie Dobbs, books 1 – 3

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Ben Aaronovitch

The Moon Over Soho

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Publisher: Gollancz The second book in the popular Peter Grant series, Moon over Soho lives up to every expectation set for the reader by the excellent Rivers of London. If anything, it’s just better: slicker, smarter, and even more addictive simply because you’re already invested in the characters. Let’s just get… Continue reading The Moon Over Soho

Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers of London

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Publisher: Gollancz Martin gave the body the ‘London once-over’ – a quick glance to determine whether this was a drunk, a crazy or a human being in distress. The fact that it was entirely possible for someone to be all three simultaneously is why good-Samaritanism in London is considered an extreme… Continue reading Rivers of London

Zero Waste Challenge

Zero Waste Challenge: Day 1

I decided to start my challenge on a Saturday for two reasons. Firstly, the nearest farmer’s market is on Saturdays - and I was sure would be crucial to my plans. And, secondly, I didn’t want to deal with plastic-free work lunches just yet. I was both excited and dreading our first shop, but it… Continue reading Zero Waste Challenge: Day 1

Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library

Author: Genevieve Cogman | Publisher: Pan Macmillan OMG did I love this book! I stayed up reading it last night until I genuinely could not keep my eyes open any longer. Could not put it down. I’ve been hearing about The Invisible Library series for a while, and I really can’t remember now why I… Continue reading The Invisible Library

Sean Mallen

Falling for London: A Cautionary Tale

Author: Sean Mallen | Publisher: Dundurn I received Falling for London as an ARC from the publisher. Being a Londoner myself, I thought it might be amusing to see my city through the eyes of a visitor. Also, I do like a good travel story. I had high hopes. Falling for London is witty, heartwarming,… Continue reading Falling for London: A Cautionary Tale

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Ian Kelly, Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Author: Vivienne Westwood & Ian Kelly | Publisher: Picador I’ve been AFK this week. We moved house last weekend, which was chaotic, and then it’s just been so bloody hot in London! I do not cope well with hot weather… I think I’ve just been sat in front of the fan in my underpants for… Continue reading Vivienne Westwood