‘So Here It Is by Dave Hill: fascinating from the first word

I’m beyond thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Dave Hill of Slade’s autobiography. I grew up in the glam rock era and loved every minute of it! Synopsis Slade’s music and style dominated and defined the 1970s. With six consecutive number one singles they were the UK’s number one group and… Continue reading ‘So Here It Is by Dave Hill: fascinating from the first word

Turning Left Around the World by David C Moore: impressive and inspiring

Blurb For some people, retirement dreams can consist of comfy slippers and gardening. Not so David and Helene, whose dream was of adventure. They presented Audley Travel with the challenge of exploring the history, landscape, wildlife, people and food in fifteen countries over ten months. Fortunately, they were up to the task so David and… Continue reading Turning Left Around the World by David C Moore: impressive and inspiring

A Bite-Sized History of France by Stéphane Henaut and Jeni Mitchell : deliciously fascinating

This book is deliciously fascinating. What better way to learn about a country’s history than by being introduced to it around a certain food item, such as artichokes, wine or cheese. The author explains how politics, economics and culture link with food in ‘foodways’, which reveal a great deal about a country. We discover many… Continue reading A Bite-Sized History of France by Stéphane Henaut and Jeni Mitchell : deliciously fascinating

The Love Lottery by Raj Dhaliwal: dating the digital auntie way!

 ‘A comic tale of lessons in life, love, dating and the odd samosa party’ The contents lists seems to cover every possible thing you might want to know about dating from creating a profile to telephone interviews with prospective dates to handling speed dating. And that’s only part of it. We begin with finding out… Continue reading The Love Lottery by Raj Dhaliwal: dating the digital auntie way!

Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K White

‘Winning your never-ending battle against stuff’ Let’s face it: most of us have a lot of stuff. Possessions, like they say of enemies, tend to accumulate as you go through life. Now, having stuff is OK, so long as it’s useful and you have a place to keep it. But when you don’t use yet… Continue reading Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K White

Chicken DIY: 20 fun-to-make projects for happy, healthy chickens

This book is a must for anyone with chickens and who enjoys a bit of DIY. I think the two often go together, as if you’re someone who likes to produce your own eggs then you’re generally someone who enjoys being self-sufficient. All the projects in this book are achievable, especially with such clear instructions… Continue reading Chicken DIY: 20 fun-to-make projects for happy, healthy chickens

Field Guide to Knitted Birds: a work-of-art of a book

I love knitting and I love birds, so it was impossible for me to resist this book. And if you share those sentiments, then so will you. It’s a luxurious book. The first two pages fold outwards to give a four-page spread showing all the various birds you’ll be able to knit using this book.… Continue reading Field Guide to Knitted Birds: a work-of-art of a book

Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days

I’m delighted to be hosting Will Bashor today as he sets out on his virtual book tour with this truly absorbing and meticulously researched book. Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days: Prisoner No. 280 in the Conciergerie by Will Bashor   Synopsis This compelling book begins on the 2nd of August 1793, the day Marie Antoinette was… Continue reading Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days