Time Of The Month – February 2017

Hello and welcome to a new series – a monthly round up of events. I’ve never been a big one for diaries, partly because, when I was 15 the boy I like found mine and read it out to everyone (if you’re reading this, fuck you Danny!) and partly because I’m a talker – I […]

Twelve Favourites From My Bookshelf

I don't know how you organise your books - some people do it by colour, alphabetically, by category... I organise my books much more according to emotion and the rules of chaos. Most specifically, I have a shelf, which is high up in my bedroom, and reserved for favourites. The books people are not allowed … Continue reading Twelve Favourites From My Bookshelf

Time Of The Month – January 2017

Hello and welcome to a new series - a monthly round up of events. I've never been a big one for diaries, partly because, when I was 15 the boy I like found mine and read it out to everyone (if you're reading this, fuck you Danny!) and partly because I'm a talker - I … Continue reading Time Of The Month – January 2017

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

With Good Me Bad Me, Ali Land has given us the perfect psychological thriller. Annie’s mother is a serial killer. For years, she’s been killing little children and getting away with it. But one day, aged 15, Annie can’t take the horror of her mother’s actions any more and turns her into the police. Annie … Continue reading Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Book Review – Christmas At The Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

This charming page-turner is a true delight. The third in the Little Beach Street Bakery series, this book follows feisty baker Polly, her fiancé Huckle and their pet puffin Neil through a sweet and amusing account of the run up to Christmas, dealing with the pressures of work, the problems of their friends and the … Continue reading Book Review – Christmas At The Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Just Visiting – What it’s Like in Prison

The prison couldn’t look more like a prison. It looks like a picture of a prison drawn by someone who’d only seen Porridge and maybe some Victorian paintings of correctional institutions. It makes it very difficult to forget where you are. One thing the staff love to do at the prison is show you their … Continue reading Just Visiting – What it’s Like in Prison