The Swedish Art of Ageing Well by Margareta Magnusson

This is a guide to a life well-lived. It is about the wonder of the everyday and the lessons that age brings. Wear stripes. Eat chocolate. Don’t leave empty-handed. But also embrace change, let go of what doesn’t matter and take care of something or someone other than yourself. The Swedish Art of Ageing Well is… Continue reading The Swedish Art of Ageing Well by Margareta Magnusson

A Child of the East End by Jean Fullerton

Life in Cockney London was tough in the post-war years. The government’s broken promises had led to a chronic housing shortage, rampant crime and families living in squalor. But one thing prevailed: the unbeatable spirit of the East End, a tight-knit community who pulled through the dark times with humour and heart. Drawing on both… Continue reading A Child of the East End by Jean Fullerton

Call the Vet by Bruce Fogle

Thank you to Harper Collins for the copy of the book to read and review via Readers First. Today I’m sharing a mini review. Synopsis: Arriving in 1970s’ London as a fresh-faced Canadian, Bruce Fogle assumed that because he knew the language, he would understand the English. As a graduate of the world’s best veterinary… Continue reading Call the Vet by Bruce Fogle

The Domestic Revolution by Ruth Goodman @omarabooks @lovebooksgroup

Thank you to Kelly and Meggy of Love Books Tours for the opportunity to read and review this book. Regular readers of my blog will know that I don’t review many non-fiction books, but as the granddaughter of a coal miner this one appealed to me. Synopsis: A large black cast iron range glowing hot,… Continue reading The Domestic Revolution by Ruth Goodman @omarabooks @lovebooksgroup

Brain Tools for Teens by Malin Gutestam

Thank you to Love Reading for the opportunity to read and review Brain Tools for Teens. I am the mother of two teenagers and I also work for a social mobility charity working to encourage students to aim high for their futures, so I was keen to read this. This was published by Hjärnskap last… Continue reading Brain Tools for Teens by Malin Gutestam

Plant Magic by Dr. Greg J Kenicer @thebotanics @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours

Thank you to Kelly at Love Books Tours and The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh for a gorgeous copy of this book. My thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift. Synopsis: An informative and entertaining look at why plants have been used in magic and what that tells us about people and… Continue reading Plant Magic by Dr. Greg J Kenicer @thebotanics @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours

The Better Half : On the Genetic Superiority of Women by Sharon Moalem

Today I’m pleased to share a review for a non fiction book on my blog. Thank you to Penguin UK for a digital proof copy via NetGalley – apologies for the delay in reading and reviewing. Synopsis (from Goodreads) : An award-winning medic and scientist makes the game-changing case that genetic females are stronger than… Continue reading The Better Half : On the Genetic Superiority of Women by Sharon Moalem