My first encounter with real travel fiction, other than guide books which were usually out of date compared to the actual place being visited, was Bill Bryson’s Notes From A Big Island.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
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.
Living Off The Land
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.
The Boy Between
I wanted to post my review of The Boy Between much earlier today but I kept editing and re-editing my words, never feeling satisfied. Whatever I wrote just didn’t seem right…