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Elizabeth Goudge's Magical ‘A City of Bells'

ELIZABETH GOUDGE'S MAGICAL ‘A CITY OF BELLS'

A Cathedral town that seems to be straight out of a fairytale, memorable, endearing characters that stay in your mind forever, a quaint...

Love and Louisa May Alcott's ‘Little Women'

LOVE AND LOUISA MAY ALCOTT'S ‘LITTLE WOMEN'

I had the great joy of watching Greta Gerwig's ‘Little Women ' on the big screen, this past week. I won't spend this post purely gushing,...

 
 
 
Diary of the Ordinary Happenings of a Kolkatan Lady - January 2020

DIARY OF THE ORDINARY HAPPENINGS OF A KOLKATAN LADY - JANUARY 2020

My January Diary January was a month of new beginnings. On the work front I had new things to learn and new projects to embark on and...

Best Books of 2019

BEST BOOKS OF 2019

I always look forward to posting my Best Books List every year and they are some of my most favourite posts to peruse on other blogs...

 
 
 
The Faded Glory of the Old English Country House: Milton Place by Elisabeth de Waal

THE FADED GLORY OF THE OLD ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE: MILTON PLACE BY ELISABETH DE WAAL

‘Milton Place' by Elisabeth de Waal ‘Milton Place' is the story of an old English country house and that of its owner, Mr Barlow and...

6 Tips to Overcome the Post-Christmas Blues

6 TIPS TO OVERCOME THE POST-CHRISTMAS BLUES

We are now in that bleak stretch of the year - when the jollity of Christmas and the New Year are behind us and the promise of Spring...

 
 
 
Diary of the Ordinary Happenings of a Kolkatan Lady

DIARY OF THE ORDINARY HAPPENINGS OF A KOLKATAN LADY

This is a diary and account of the extremely ordinary happenings that occur in my life in Kolkata. We live in a quiet, leafy neighbourhood...

The Diary of the Ordinary Happenings of a Kolkatan Lady

THE DIARY OF THE ORDINARY HAPPENINGS OF A KOLKATAN LADY

This is a diary and account of the extremely ordinary happenings that occur in my life in Kolkata. We live in a quiet, leafy neighbourhood...

 
 
 
‘The Call' by Edith Ayrton Zangwill

‘THE CALL' BY EDITH AYRTON ZANGWILL

'The Call' by Edith Ayrton Zangwill follows the personal story of a young woman scientist, through the course of historical events...

14 ‘Lovely' Books That Will Get You in the Mood For Valentine's Day

14 ‘LOVELY' BOOKS THAT WILL GET YOU IN THE MOOD FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

While the present-day commercialization of Valentine's Day might not be up everybody's street (I must admit - it can be a little too...

 
 
 
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Wellcome Book Prize With ‘Wounded' by Emily Mayhew

CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE WITH ‘WOUNDED' BY EMILY MAYHEW

I'm delighted to be part of the Wellcome Book Prize Book Tour hosted by wellcomebkprize. 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the prestigious...

TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2018

Happy New Year to everyone reading the blog. Thank you for all your kind comments and feedback during the past year. 2018 on the whole,...

 
 
 
Fair Stood the Wind for France by H.E. Bates

FAIR STOOD THE WIND FOR FRANCE BY H.E. BATES

I am reviewing this book as part of the 1944club, initiated by Simon David Thomas of ‘ Stuck in a Book' and Karen of ‘ Kaggsy's Bookish...

Guard Your Daughters by Diana Tutton

GUARD YOUR DAUGHTERS BY DIANA TUTTON

I must admit that ‘Guard Your Daughters' was one of those books, where one paragraph in, I just knew that this was going to be one...

 
 
 
The Bird in the Tree

THE BIRD IN THE TREE

‘The Bird in the Tree' was the first Elizabeth Goudge novel I've ever read and certainly won't be my last. Published in 1940, The Bird...

Revisiting the Chalet School Series by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

REVISITING THE CHALET SCHOOL SERIES BY ELINOR M. BRENT-DYER

I had a such a lovely time revisiting the first in a series of books written by the school story writer Elinor M Brent-Dyer. Best known...

 
 
 
Photogenic Persephone Books

PHOTOGENIC PERSEPHONE BOOKS

How could I resist participating in the Persephone Books related fun that is going on over at Jesse's blog - Dwell in Possibility Blog,...

My Thoughts on Trollope's Barchester Chronicles Series

MY THOUGHTS ON TROLLOPE'S BARCHESTER CHRONICLES SERIES

It took me two years, but I'm pleased to say that I've finally finished the set of six novels that collectively form the Barchester...

 
 
 
Top 10 Books of 2017

TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2017

Looking back on 2017, I see a wonderful list of books and honestly I can't say that I regret reading a single one of them. In this...

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf: First Impressions

MRS DALLOWAY BY VIRGINIA WOOLF: FIRST IMPRESSIONS

‘Mrs Dalloway' by Virginia Woolf, follows a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, middle aged, graying wife of eminent British politician,...

 
 
 



Man Utd 3-0 Watford: 5 talking points as Fernandes, Martial and Greenwood...

Man Utd 3-0 Watford: 5 talking points as Fernandes, Martial and Greenwood all find net

Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood were all on target for Manchester United as they beat Watford 3-0 at Old Trafford Read more ...

Love Island 2020: Fans shocked as Paige and Finn announced as winners

Love Island 2020: Fans shocked as Paige and Finn announced as winners

LOVE ISLAND 2020 came to the end of its first winter edition this evening as one of the four final couples would be crowned champions. It came down to Siannise and Luke T and... Read more ...

Chris Hughes praises Love Island's Caroline Flack tribute and says she's...

Chris Hughes praises Love Island's Caroline Flack tribute and says she's missed every day

The former Love Island star said Caroline is missed every day as he took to Twitter to praise the touching tribute to the presenter who tragically died last week Read more ...

How to apply for the next season of Love Island as winter series ends?

How to apply for the next season of Love Island as winter series ends?

Paige and FIn were crowned winners of Love Island 2020 With Paige Turley and Finlay Tapp being crowned the winners on last night's finale, winter Love Island has well and... Read more ...

Bill Turnbull health: Is the presenter still battling cancer? Latest update...

Bill Turnbull health: Is the presenter still battling cancer? Latest update amid GMB

BILL TURNBULL, 64, is a well known BBC Breakfast broadcaster who has used his public profile over the last couple of years to raise awareness about prostate cancer, a common... Read more ...

Voting begins for Labour leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn

Voting begins for Labour leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn

More than 580,000 Labour Party members will start voting for Jeremy Corbyn's successor today ahead of the winner being revealed on 4 April. Read more ...

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hailed as Gary Neville makes Thierry...

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hailed as Gary Neville makes Thierry Henry comment

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continued his hot streak in Arsenal's Premier League clash with Everton. Read more ...

Manchester United 'set to reward Mason Greenwood with new contract'

Manchester United 'set to reward Mason Greenwood with new contract'

The striker has been in fine form during the club's pre-season tour and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to further integrate him into the first team next season. Read more ...

Justin Bieber Gives Emotional Performance With Kanye West's Sunday Service Choir

Justin Bieber Gives Emotional Performance With Kanye West's Sunday Service Choir

Justin Bieber is lending his vocal talents to Kanye West's Sunday Service choir. The singer joined the famed choir on Sunday to sing Marvin Sapp's song "Never Would Have Made... Read more ...

Drew Carey breaks down on live radio as he opens up about death of ex-fiancée

Drew Carey breaks down on live radio as he opens up about death of ex-fiancée

The Price Is Right host Drew Carey was overwhelmed with grief as he spoke about the murder of Amie Harwick, saying she 'didn't deserve to die like that' Read more ...