Posts Tagged ‘books’

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

Fish Pie from The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

I was reading The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett at the weekend and it got me thinking about the first dinner party I’d hosted with my husband in our very first house. There were six of us, two sets of neighbours, squashed together around a small drop-leaf table in the cramped dining room. I can’t remember what I served, possibly […] Read more…

Lady Chatterley's Lover

The Year in Books ~ January 2016

My office is teaming with books. A table by the window with books stacked alongside notebooks and admin that somehow drifted there over the Christmas holiday, ikea cabinets behind me with books stuffed in both horizontally and vertically, then, on the windowsill in front of me I’ve even more books. Pretty books, special books. Lots […] Read more…

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

What Rebecca has taught me

Studying Chaucer and Catch 22 at A-level temporarily killed my love of literature.  Ok, maybe that sounds a bit dramatic. Maybe it was a compatibility issue. We just weren’t suited. Maybe it was the droning lecturer; a dreary man who laughed at all the Chaucer jokes. Again and again. Or maybe it was just me and […] Read more…