people and places book Reviews

My first encounter with real travel fiction, other than guide books which were usually out of date compared to the actual place being visited, was Bill Bryson’s Notes From A Big Island. I still remember a bookseller smiling at me laughing out loud at Bryson’s adventures in the confectionary and cereal aisles in the supermarket!

Purrs Of Wisdom by Timmy

For my first book review on this sparkling new page, I decided to forego the expected subjects or biographies to focus on a feline one instead. You’ll find some of the more personal reasons for this in my associated post but I also think that in the chaos of a global pandemic, a little something fun can go a long way.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Living Off The Land by Lorraine Turnbull

I devoured this book in one sitting and loved it, even the bits that were uncomfortable. Growing up in the Isle of Man, I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time on friends’ farm so reading this brought back many memories. And it’s the memories which Lorraine Turnbull shares so openly that make this book truly special.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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“‘I still enjoy travelling a lot. I mean, it amazes me that I still get excited in hotel rooms just to see what kind of shampoo they’ve left me.”

– Bill Bryson