Tag Archive: holidays

Playing the Fool in Lake Como with ‘Madame Solario’ #20BooksofSummer

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After reading Heavenali’s glowing review of Madame Solario (1956) by Gladys Huntington recently, I knew I would have to use another of my ‘jokers’ (I’m currently suffering a self-imposed, year-long, book-buying ban, but have a… Continue reading

A bookworm’s holiday packing dilemmas:

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After ebaying the mountain of old and ill-fitting clothes that has been sitting in the loft for months, we’ve paid for a last minute holiday to Kefalonia leaving next week. It’s all very… Continue reading

View Over the Top of My Book #9

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I was fortunate enough to spend the New Year in Lanzarote on a multi-generational family holiday. Escaping the relentless rain in the UK was a dream come true, and it felt so good… Continue reading

Holiday Reading Dilemmas

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On Tuesday we’re going on our annual ten day holiday to an arts festival in south Pembrokeshire. We’ll be camping the whole time, cooking on an open fire, and while the kids unkink… Continue reading

If I could turn back time, or… Why I wish I could go back to Leigh Delamere Motorway Services and introduce Sue Perkins to Virginia Woolf.

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On Saturday, I travelled back to Wales with my family after a week’s worth of fun and sunshine in Cyprus. After landing in Stansted, the silent one did the first driving stint, and… Continue reading