Book Review: Thirteen Ghost Stories by Nicholas Foster

My rating: 5 of 5 stars From time to time, I ask friends on social media for book reading recommendations. It’s occasional because my ‘To Read’ list is ridiculous and never seems to get any smaller. As a result, I always have plenty of traditionally published books to read. While someone is always telling me… Read More Book Review: Thirteen Ghost Stories by Nicholas Foster

Book Review: Sunburn – The unofficial history of the Sun newspaper in 99 headlines by James Felton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I can’t remember now how I came across James Felton originally. I think it was finding his book ’52 Times Britain was a Bellend’, which I loved, reviewed, and then found him on Twitter. Since then, I’ve just come to think of Felton as being one of the best… Read More Book Review: Sunburn – The unofficial history of the Sun newspaper in 99 headlines by James Felton

Book Review: Dishoom – From Bombay with Love by Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar & Naved Nasir

My rating: 5 of 5 starsSeveral years ago, a friend from the blogging world introduced me to Dishoom in Shoreditch. It was an instant love affair (with the place, not the friend) and now, whenever I’m in London, I always make sure I go there for lunch or, better still, breakfast. And if you’re ever… Read More Book Review: Dishoom – From Bombay with Love by Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar & Naved Nasir

Book Review: The Memory Illusion -Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory by Julia Shaw

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was fascinated by Dr Shaw’s work on false memories long before reading her books. When I decided it was time I really did read something of hers, I was distracted by her super book on evil -it just had that delicious “ooh!” factor about it which meant laying… Read More Book Review: The Memory Illusion -Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory by Julia Shaw

Book Review: The Toolbox for Multilingual Families by Ute Limacher-Riebold & Anna Elisa Miranda

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve been following Ute Limacher-Riebold for many years now, ever since my family and I found ourselves ‘in a strange land’ – in Bangladesh, many moons ago – trying to get a handle on a language so alien it didn’t remotely resemble any language we’d encountered before. Ute’s writings… Read More Book Review: The Toolbox for Multilingual Families by Ute Limacher-Riebold & Anna Elisa Miranda