Posts Tagged ‘novels’

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…

Pistachio Meringue from Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley

Why I Love Recipes in Novels

Previously published for The Huffington Post. You’re sitting still, engrossed in a novel. Subconsciously, you lick your lips. Or maybe your stomach starts to rumble. Through reading the words on the page, not only can we hear what the character is saying, see what they’re seeing and feel what they’re touching. We can also taste what […] Read more…

Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey

Feasting on Fiction Author Interview with Iona Grey: Letters to the Lost…and Battenberg

Letters to the Lost is the debut novel by author Iona Grey. And oh! what a novel it is. It’s romantic, heartbreaking and just so beautifully evocative of the Second World War. It leaves you speechless, clutching the book. And thinking. So many thoughts. You are immediately transported into the little terraced house with Jess’s desperation palpable. And as Jess […] Read more…

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Am Reading: New Books on the Bookshelf

And a Happy New Year to you. This year, I’ve decided, is going to be about books, writing, dog walks and a few other animals. Plus cake. (Mind you, every year is about cake.) And the year has started well. Thanks to the Big Man in the Red Suit I’ve been fortunate to enough to receive […] Read more…

Gorgeous Christmas Novels

  Our house is completely upside down at the moment as we renovate the kitchen, so I’m taking refuge in other worlds, and the fire, to escape the chaos around me. Last Christmas I intended to read lots of Christmas novels, but I never actually got around to it. The only one I did manage, and […] Read more…