The likelihood of you finding “Magnificent Britain” by Michael Murray from a random search of the Kindle Store isn’t great. So I’ve written this post to help you. “Magnificent Britain” was the first ebook Michael (my husband) and I published with Kindle Direct and that was back in 2012 at the start of the ebook…… Continue reading Have you read Magnificent Britain by Michael Murray?
I created this blogpost in 2017 after watching a TV adaptation of “Howards End”. First published in 1910, E.M. Forster’s literary masterpiece is bursting with quotables. Re-visiting the post the other day I thought it was worth another outing. Hope you enjoy these “Howards End” Quotes. The images are all from Pixabay, a marvellous free…… Continue reading Quotes for today
There was a report on the News a few months ago about a big surge in the quantity of books being bought as the pandemic took hold and home working and home schooling became the new normal for so many people. At about the same time The Guardian was reporting an increase in the sale…… Continue reading Who likes reading fiction?
A month has passed since I started writing posts again for this Blog. As I explained in Wise Words in a Notebook, after my cancer treatment and surgeries I’m trying to get back into regular writing. A commitment to a daily blogpost should help. Some of my posts during February have been re-cycled from 2018…… Continue reading Blog update
For several years I wrote a book blog and accumulated reviews of some really good reads. I saw on Twitter that Renee at It’s Book Talk started using the #ThrowbackThursday meme as a way to share books that are old favourites or have been waiting to be read for a long time. I decided to visit my…… Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday #BookReview The Grayson Trilogy by Georgia Rose @GeorgiaRoseBook
For several years I wrote a book blog and accumulated reviews of some really good reads. I saw on Twitter that Renee at It’s Book Talk started using the #ThrowbackThursday meme as a way to share books that are old favourites or have been waiting to be read for a long time. I decided to visit my…… Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday #BookReview Accursed Women by Luciana Cavallaro @ClucianaLuciana
Recent articles in The Guardian and The Telegraph reported that for the first time crime novels and psychological thrillers are outselling other types of fiction. According to figures unveiled in April at the London Book Fair by Nielsen BookScan, 18.7 million crime and thriller books were sold in 2017. This was almost a 20% increase from…… Continue reading Crime pays!
Writing about my new top fruits started me thinking of books I’d read with fruit in the title. I could only think of six: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg James and the…… Continue reading What’s the most popular fruit in book titles?
A selection of books read in April.