Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Tales From Russian Folklore - Alexander Afanasyev translated by Stephen Pimenoff
This book was on my Christmas wish list because it sounded interesting - I'd already read some of Alexander Afanasyev's collected ta...
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Socks, Snow, Cakes, Lockdown
It's been a trying week - this lockdown feels harder than the previous ones - maybe because it's a new year, partly because of Brex...
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Dangerous Ages - Rose Macaulay
After enjoying ' O, The Brave Music' so much it felt like a good time to read Rose Macaulay's 'Dangerous Ages' - anothe...
Monday, January 18, 2021
The Lost Spells - Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris
This was a Christmas present from a friend who I have exchanged Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane inspired gifts with for a while now - we...
Friday, January 15, 2021
O, The Brave Music - Dorothy Evelyn Smith
This is one of the British Library's Women Writers series, the second I've read of them, and another surprise. For no particular r...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Almanacs and Pikelets
As it's somehow, unbelievably, almost the middle of January I thought I'd better have a look at the almanacs I bought last year, and...
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Dinner With Dickens - Pen Vogler
There are points in every year when I look at the stacks of books that weigh down every surface in my sitting room (not just my sitting room...
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Fair Isle Weekend - Mary Jane Mucklestone
For a while I didn't think I'd be able to get a copy of this book - it's not a particularly cheap one and ordered direct from L...
Friday, January 8, 2021
Murder in Midwinter - edited by Cecily Gayford
I've spent today with what I can only describe as a politics/current affairs hangover. Between Covid, Brexit, and whatever that was in A...
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book - The Red Cabbage Chapter
As the world looks set to continue with the crazy (America really doing its bit on that front tonight) I'm mostly focused on eating more...
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