Category Archives: Sofa flying

Secret Gardens of East Anglia

I was kindly sent a copy of this book back in mid-August to read and review.  Apart from browsing through it then reading properly I’ve also read various excellent blog reviews as well. Each of the 22 gardens has a … Continue reading

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It’s always nice when

… I get to meet an online friend as I did on a Sunday morning at the end of May when I met Liz who regularly comments here and guest writes on the Sofa reading and Tree following posts. She … Continue reading

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Sofa reading, May 2017

When I received Liz’s email about her book choice for this month the author’s name was only vaguely familiar so I checked it out on Fantastic Fiction.  I found that Charles Todd is the pen name of the American mother … Continue reading

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Sofa reading, April 2017

Liz…When Mike mentioned watching hawks in a recent post it reminded me of the highly acclaimed  H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald that I read last year. It is an award winning memoir written when, after the sudden death … Continue reading

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Vegetables and a new book

Last week I was given some onion seedlings which I planted out on Tuesday. Some are the variety Ailsa Craig which are large globe-shaped with a good flavour, excellent for exhibiting but not a good keeper.  The others are Bedfordshire … Continue reading

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Sofa reading, March 2017

This month Liz and I are both writing about non-fiction books for a change. Liz – I read this book last month which I found to be affecting. Paul Kalanithi’s autobiography When Breath Becomes Air is a brief and profoundly … Continue reading

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Sofa reading, February 2017

Recently Liz and I have read Wendy Jones’s books The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price… and The World is a Wedding and here are our views on them. The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price… is set in in … Continue reading

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