For a good few years during the 00’s there is one place you could guarantee to find me, every August Bank Holiday weekend without fail. Thirteen miles north of Leeds … Continue Reading Take me back to Leeds Festival
From the back… Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life. A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world. Ten days that promise to change your life. But some … Continue Reading Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
I got to have a chat with children’s author Tom Palmer about his latest book After the War. He’s written 37 books for children, about sport and history, his latest … Continue Reading Author Interview with Tom Palmer
Back in February, I reviewed A detail of History by holocaust survivor Arek Hersh. He was one of three hundred children brought to the Lake District to recover after the war, … Continue Reading Book Review: After the War by Tom Palmer
‘You know what gets to me? The knowing, smug smirk that so often accompanies the words: “You’ll change your mind.”’ ‘I always compare the cost of a year’s worth of … Continue Reading Book Review: Olive by Emma Gannon
I feel for the students picking up their A-Level exam results today. Predictably, it’s been a complete farce. 36 hours before tens of thousands of 18-year-old’s pick up that all … Continue Reading A-Level Results Day…..
In 1935, in depression gripped America, the Pack Horse library programme was set up to deliver books to remote communities in the Appalachian Mountains. The American library association estimated that … Continue Reading Book Review: The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes
*Trigger Warning* “Girls cry on park benches. Girls cry in train station waiting rooms. They cry on the dance floor of clubs. Girls cry at the bus stop. Girls cry … Continue Reading Book Review: The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne
Since writing this, I’ve had many, many suggestions that were simply too good not to add. In a time where everyone seems to be shouting at each other on social … Continue Reading UPDATED: I’ll sing if I want to, even if it is the wrong words….
After 10 years Serena Gorringe and Poppy Carlisle are back! I am a huge Dorothy Koomson fan, I’ve followed her career and read her books since picking up My Best … Continue Reading Book Review: All My Lies Are True (The Ice Cream Girls 2) by Dorothy Koomson
By 2012 it became apparent my time at Ridings was drawing to a close. The 164-mile round trip was taking its toll. I earned a pittance so after paying bills … Continue Reading Radio Days: Lancashire’s 2BR