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
Over the past few weeks, huge changes have been announced in the UK radio industry – again. To be fair, it seems like there’s big changes and stations disappearing every … Continue Reading Radio Days: Hits and memories at Ridings FM
I got started on this as soon as it appeared on my Kindle last week and had finished a day later. Sophie Heawood is an entertainment journalist, this is her … Continue Reading Book Review: The Hungover Games by Sophie Heawood
In September 2015, a horrifying picture appeared of the body of a little boy washed up on a Turkish beach. 3-year-old Alyan Kurdi drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, his family … Continue Reading Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
There’s nothing like science to get people worked up. No, I’m not talking about facemasks – just wear one – I’m talking about star signs. So, this week a story … Continue Reading It’s in the stars….or is it?
I came across Elizabeth Day’s outstanding book ‘How to fail’ and the accompanying podcast a year ago and became a devoted follower of ‘failosophy’. Aside from starting a mission to … Continue Reading Book Review: Home Fires by Elizabeth Day
Lauren Bravo, author of ‘How to break up with fast fashion’ speaks to me about her tricky relationship with fashion and the problems around the industry. There have been two … Continue Reading Solving the fast fashion dilemma.
Two things really stood out to me about this book It made me really hungry It is outstanding Adverts and recommendations for Crawdads seem to have been following me all … Continue Reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens