BR: ‘Notes from a Small Island’ by Bill Bryson

This book is Bill Bryson's account of his valedictory tour of Great Britain before he moves to start a new life in America. He travels from Calais to London, traversing the south coast before travelling up through the Midlands and finally Wales and Scotland. At times it made me laugh out loud; Bryson points out amusing quirks of... Continue Reading →


Poem: Midas

One look at your face and I was sold I’m flying now on mended wings All that you touch you turn to gold. A January day in the dark and cold Like a startled bird, you made me sing One look at your face and I was sold. Apollo, Adonis, you fit the mould I... Continue Reading →

2016: My year in reading

Best classic book: 'Emma' by Jane Austen Best non-fiction book: 'Notes From A Small Island' by Bill Bryson Best historical novel: 'The Other Boleyn Girl' by Philippa Gregory Best thriller: 'Into the Blue' by Robert Goddard Best mystery: 'Good Girls Don't Die' by Isabelle Grey Best contemporary novel: 'Atonement' by Ian McEwan Best modern classic:... Continue Reading →

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