pyjamas and a book :: Christmas 2016

Last year, I wrote about our family Christmas Eve tradition for the giving of pyjamas and books. Each of my boys is each given a single present to open in front of a roaring fire. Inside is a new pair of pyjamas, to cuddle up in on the most exciting night of the year, ready to

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the year in books :: December 2016

I chose Helen Dunmore’s A Spell of Winter as my November read and I quite simply adored it. It was atmospheric, melancholy, layered and gripping. If you’re looking for a wintery read, I can highly reccomnd it. For December, I’ve chosen an old favourite, Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood, which I’ve read, and listened to, many

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the year in books :: November 2016

In October, I read The Book of Hygge by Louisa Thomsen Brits. It was a beautifully written, intelligent and fascinating book. I really recommend it to anyone who wants to discover more about the concept of hygge. It’s a word that seems to be appearing everywhere of late, but it wasn’t until reading this book

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the year in books :: October 2016

There’s something about the beginning of Autumn that means the prospect of curling up with a book becomes even more appealing than usual. I’m slowly making my way through Anna Karenina. I find that it’s one that needs my full concentration, so not great for a sleepy end-of-the-day read, which means it may take me a little while, but

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