the year in books :: May 2017

It would be no exaggeration to say that April’s book, The Faraway Nearby  by Rebecca Solnit, was one of the best that I have read for a very long time. Solnit’s writing is astoundingly good, and her interweaving of memoir, fairy tale, history and science is like nothing I’ve read before. I was so taken with

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the year in books :: April 2017

I’m late with my post this month- the Easter holidays ran away with me, but I’ve been reading nonetheless. March’s book, The Secret Lives of Colour, was a treasure trove of delights! Telling the history of 75 different dyes and hues, it’s a book bursting with stories and secrets. I was utterly drawn in by it,

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the year in books :: March 2017

I have just a few pages left to read of February’s Book, The Comet Seekers. It’s a truly lovely novel, haunting and original, its characters and narratives tied together by the comets in the skies.  For March, I’ve chosen The Secret Lives of Colour, a fascinating book that I first came across in Daunt Books. This

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The Year in Books :: February 2017

January’s book, This is Not a Diet Book, was a refreshing inspiration. I’d recommend it to anyone  looking to re-think their diet or improve their relationship to food. For February, I’ve chosen a love story that was recommended to me during last month’s Twitter Chat. Judging it by its beautifully embroidered cover, I feel fairly

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