Book Review: How Britain Really Works: Understanding the Ideas and Institutions of a Nation by Stig Abell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Stig Abell is quite a fascinating chap and that comes across very much in this book. Almost a contemporary of mine (we both grew up in the Midlands around the same time, and he went to the same school in Loughborough as a friend of mine but six years… Read More Book Review: How Britain Really Works: Understanding the Ideas and Institutions of a Nation by Stig Abell

Book review: My Adopted Life: The Adopted Mother’s Story by A.H.M. Beattie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars As with my review of the first book in this series (‘My adopted life: A birth mothers story’), my copy of this book was given to me to review and I do so freely and without compulsion. Likewise, this was a book I specifically asked for after enjoying the… Read More Book review: My Adopted Life: The Adopted Mother’s Story by A.H.M. Beattie

Book Review: My adopted life: A birth mothers story by A.H.M. Beattie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the author but, as always, this review is freely and independently written. Indeed, I actually expressed an interest in the book after reading an interview with the author on her Facebook page. ‘My Adopted Life’ is the first instalment… Read More Book Review: My adopted life: A birth mothers story by A.H.M. Beattie

Day 10 – A Life Lived Through Stories: Insignificant Woman no. 1

The end of the Seventies was a difficult and confused period – not just for myself having moved from the north of England to the Midlands – but for the country. Ordinary people were both delighted and dismayed with Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power as the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain for all… Read More Day 10 – A Life Lived Through Stories: Insignificant Woman no. 1