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06 Jun

Love, Madness, Fishing by Dexter Petley

Article on BookLife Dexter Petley was born on the borders of Kent and Sussex in the mid 1950’s. ...
05 Jun

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Review on BookLife A neurosurgeon, brilliant, talented, educated, a man touching and saving the lives of others. When ......
04 Jun

Meet Me in the In-Between by Bella Pollen

Review on BookLife Bella Pollen is the author of five novels, so it’s not too surprising that in ...
04 Jun

A Sweet, Wild Note: What We Hear When the Birds Sing by Richard Smyth

Review on BookLife Can you imagine a world without birdsong? The very thought makes me shudder, but in ......
03 Jun

Until We Are Free by Shirin Ebadi

Review on BookLife ‘If a government can behave this way to a Nobel Peace Laureate who has access ......
03 Jun

The Abundance by Annie Dillard

Review on BookLife Anne Dillard is very different to most people. When they look at the world around ......
02 Jun

The Wainwright Book Prize 2017 longlist – and shortlist!

Article on BookLife The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize which celebrates the best books about nature, the outdoors ......
02 Jun

The Golden Age of the Garden by Claire Cock-Starkey

Review on BookLife As a keen amateur gardener, I am always interested to learn more of the history ...
02 Jun

Scribbles in the Margins by Daniel Gray

Competition on BookHugger ‘This book is an attempt to fondly weigh up what makes a book so much ...
02 Jun

SECOND OPINION: Floating: A Life Regained by Joe Minihane

Review on BookLife I went wild swimming one time, just once. I was eight years old and trailing ...
02 Jun

Alice in Brexitland by Lucien Young

Competition on BookLife Lying on a riverbank on a lazy summer’s afternoon – 23rd June 2016, to be ...
30 May

The Book of English Folk Tales by Sybil Marshall and John Lawrence

Review on BookLife Before the advent of radio, TV and the internet, people used to listen to stories ......
29 May

Fun: Spies, Puzzle Solvers, and a Century of Crosswords by Paolo Bacilieri

Review on BookLife Paolo Bacilieri’s Fun is a graphic history of the crossword puzzle – and it’s as ......
28 May

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight by Naoki Higashida

Review on BookLife This book can almost be seen as a follow up to The Reason I Jump, ...
27 May

Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London’s Great Forest by Will Ashon

Review on BookLife Epping Forest is an ancient forest some 6,000 acres in area, stretching between Forest Gate and ......
24 May

Swimming with Seals by Victoria Whitworth

Review on BookLife Wild swimming seems to be in vogue at the moment. I read Floating by Joe ...
22 May

Mansions of Misery: A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison by Jerry White

Review on BookLife To many modern readers, the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison is something that appears in the writings ......
21 May

Island Home: A Landscape Memoir by Tim Winton

Review on BookLife As Tim Winton said, ‘I grew up on the world’s largest island.’ This ‘island’, Australia, ......
20 May

SECOND OPINION: Hidden Nature: A Voyage of Discovery by Alys Fowler

Review on BookLife Alys Fowler had always wanted to be an adventurer; someone who would climb mountains and ......
18 May

A Life Discarded by Alexander Masters

Review on BookLife Biographer Alexander Master’s latest highly unusual subject following his acclaimed book 2006 Stuart: A Life ......
17 May

Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth by Jess Phillips

Review on BookLife Jess Phillips is currently Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley and she has made headlines for ......