The Dictionary of Lost Words | Pip Williams #AWWfiction

  Many years ago, the year 2000 to be precise [I know this because], I read and loved Simon Winchester's The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Love of Words. Curiously and more sensationally, it was retitled The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford … Continue reading The Dictionary of Lost Words | Pip Williams #AWWfiction

The Feel Good Guide to Menopause by Dr Nicola Gates #AWW

I started reading perimenopause/menopause books back in 2015 after noticing changes to the way I was experiencing my body. Five years later, I'm still waiting. Still wondering, and wishing it was all over. Most of my friends seem to be there. Many of my friends didn't even know it was about to happen; it just … Continue reading The Feel Good Guide to Menopause by Dr Nicola Gates #AWW

Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo #BookerWinner

I'm still trying to catch up on posts leftover from my magnificent Christmas reading binge.Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel by Bernardine Evaristo is the final one. It is certainly not the least though. In fact, it very nearly overtook The Yield as my favourite book for 2019.What stopped it from doing so?Mostly time.I have lived … Continue reading Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo #BookerWinner