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How to stay sane

Read at Brain Pickings: …. as artist Austin Kleon wisely put it, “you are a mashup of what you let into your life.” Perry writes: Be careful which stories you […]


I have just finished reading Grace Coddington’s memoir: I imagine like the vast majority of readers of this book, I first heard of her via the film The September Issue. […]

The Secret Keeper

Wow. I just finished reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. It’s one of those books that you think about long after you’ve finished reading it. In fact, straight after […]


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. This book is both an enjoyable read, and life changing. For me it has been […]

The Antidote

I’ve always been a massive fiction reader – Kate Atkinson, Alan Bradley, Austin, Huxley, Ruth Rendell, Elizabeth George, Lisa Jewell, Liane Moriarty, Anita Shreve, David Mitchell, Peter Carey (just looked […]