Bibliotherapy: Persuasion by Jane Austen

It was such a joy to see bibliotherapy in mainstream action recently. Philippa Perry, the psychotherapist who also does The Observer’s Agony Aunt column recommended a dose of Persuasion to one of her correspondents. Persuasion is Jane Austen writing for grown ups. Pride and Prejudice and Emma etc are all very well but have an… Continue reading Bibliotherapy: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Christmas character book tag

Today I thought I’d a festive book tag to share with the Christmas Character Book Tag. This tag was designed by Anthony from Keep Reading Forward but I got it from @AndOnSheReads Santa Claus – A gift you received or want this yearWell, I’ve asked for the new Nigel Slater and the Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen books,… Continue reading Christmas character book tag

November round up

As I write, an icy blast is sweeping the country and it feels the right time to curl up with a book. The below is what I’ve got through this month: The Uninvited Guests – Sadie Jones I got this out of the library, having recognised her name from somewhere – she is loved by… Continue reading November round up

September reading round up

Happy October! If you can have such a thing. My favourite month has passed and it’s all the way to the cold months now. But here is a round up of the books and things I loved in September. Broken Greek – Pete Paphides Music journalist Pete Paphides wrote a stonking great book detailing his… Continue reading September reading round up