The Gift of a Beautiful Life: A Love Story

Many moons ago, when I was but a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed university student, I was faced with the case of Virginia Woolf. In preparation for a lecture, we were to watch The Hours for a semblance of insight into the life and times of the writer. I had read Mrs Dalloway and Orlando, and found […]

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Superfoods for the New Year with The Yoga Kitchen by Marlien Wright

Let me make myself clear from the start. I don’t do deprivation diets. I like food. There I said it. Surely I’d be crazy not to? And while others enthuse on the latest diet craze, I’m often left thinking to myself, You might as well lock me up and throw away the key! But superfoods…. […]

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Quite the Mouthful: Mina Holland’s The Edible Atlas

When perusing the shelves of my favourite local book store, Mina Holland’s was a no brainer for me. The Edible Atlas: Around the World in 39 Cuisines. I love food and flavours of elsewhere and I love books. It promised to deliver a killer combo for me. I naturally performed my opening line test: “When we […]

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Oh, the wonderful world of children’s books and illustrators!

While there are so many illustrators who have left me, and my experience of a book, forever changed… Here are just a handful I’d like to extend my fanship towards! For now (emphatically!), these are the magic pencils I want to tip a colourful hat to: Ralph Steadman, Thank You. As always, you are a […]

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