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08 May

The Pull of the River: Tales of Escape and Adventure on Britain’s Waterways by Matt Gaw

Review on BookLife People have their lives filled with constant interruptions and phones demanding attention constantly, tearing from ......
07 May

The Know-It-Alls by Noam Cohen

Review on BookChap We all know and probably regularly use those internet giants – Google, Facebook, Amazon. They ......
30 Apr

Secret Box: Searching for Dad in a Century of Self by Tony Page

Review on BookChap This book is very much a personal journey for the author, Tony Page. He refers ...
29 Apr

WELLCOME PRIZE 2018 SHORTLIST: The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman

Review on BookLife Around 60 years ago it was still possible for pregnant mothers exposed to German measles ......
28 Apr

WELLCOME PRIZE 2018 SHORTLIST: Mayhem: A Memoir by Sigrid Rausing

Review on BookLife It read like a storyline from the latest thriller. In a £70 million pound mansion ......
27 Apr

WELLCOME PRIZE 2018 SHORTLIST: The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris

Review on BookLife In the early 1840s, undergoing surgery was every bit as dangerous to a person’s health ......
20 Apr

Paul Burke’s Top Ten Books vs. Films

Article on BookChap Which is best, the book or the film (or TV series)? People will debate different ...
12 Apr

The Pull of the River by Matt Gaw

Review on BookLife Having been born in the sixties, I witnessed the demise of rivers and canals, but ......
07 Apr

Al-Britannia, My Country by James Fergusson

Review on BookLife As an avid consumer of current affairs, I am always interested to find a book ...
03 Apr

AUDIO: Tamed: Ten Species that Changed Our World by Alice Roberts

Review on BookLife This came out last year, but I hadn’t heard of it until I saw the ...
01 Apr

Ground Work: Writings on People and Places edited by Tim Dee

Review on BookLife Over the past thirty years, Common Ground has sought to link the places to the ...
29 Mar

Icebreaker by Horatio Clare

Review on BookLife Sometimes it is who you know, rather than what you know, that opens doors and ...
28 Mar

The Wood: The Life and Times of Cockshutt Wood by John Lewis-Stempel

Review on BookLife Until recently, woodlands were essential to our survival, we used them for food, fuel and ......
26 Mar

Paul Burke’s Top Ten Gruesome, Unusual and Sad Endings

Article on BookChap Basically, I mean murder, suicide or tragedy. A couple of these endings are real deaths ......
26 Mar

The Fish Ladder by Katharine Norbury

Review on BookLife Gosh, how did I miss this book? It was published about three years ago. What ...
22 Mar

The Secret Surfer by Iain Gately

Review on BookLife The image that people have of surfers is twenty-something fit individuals with long, sun-bleached hair. ......
19 Mar

Libraries: A Reflection by Gill Chedgey

Article on BookChap I can’t remember how old I was when I first visited the library but it ...
11 Mar

Man Up: How do Boys Become Better Men by Rebecca Asher

Review on BookLife In these times of #Metoo, high profile scandals involving a lot of people in the ...
09 Mar

Publisher Profile: Little Toller Books

Article on BookLife In this month’s publisher profile, Paul Cheney introduces us to Little Toller Books: For me, ......
09 Mar

Philipa Coughlan’s Ten Books and Why I Acquired Them

Article on BookChap 1. From childhood I still have the well-thumbed set of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books ......
04 Mar

21st-Century Yokel by Tom Cox

Review on BookLife The facets that make up our character are drawn from many sources: our DNA, our ...