Posts Tagged ‘Books’

O My America! Second Acts in A New World, by Sarah Wheeler

Love the concept of this soon to be available book whose thrilling promise lies in its quiet subtitle – ‘Second Acts in a New World’… In this work of historical fiction the author Sara Wheeler follows the trail of six middle-aged women who fled from Britain in the early nineteenth century to make their names […] Read more…

I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

There can only be one topic of absolute obsession for me this week [and possibly the year] and that is the 200 year anniversary of Jane Austen’s world beloved novel – Pride and Prejudice. Two centuries ago, on a very wintry 28th of January in the year 1813, this luminous novel came into being. There […] Read more…

Christmas Books for Gifting 2012

[Daunt Books], my favourite bookshop in London] Hi all, I returned to London this week, rested and energized after my trip to India [more on that to follow]. Having a few days off before I return to work, I have had the rare pleasure of enjoying my favourite city at my leisure. I pounded the […] Read more…

New Book: True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps

Ever wondered what the grits taste like at Merlottes Bar and Grill in Bon Temps or how good Grandma Stackhouse’sPecan Pies really were? True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps recently published by Chronicle Books is equal measures campy fun and serious recipes that celebrate Bayou country cooking inspired by the the popular HBO show […] Read more…

Halloween Reading: Practical Magic

This book review is technically cheating [i like to always review new releases] but if you can’t recommend an old spooky favourite during Halloween I don’t know when you can. Long Island based writer Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors, her books about love and relationships are simple, heartbreakingly poetic and full of […] Read more…

New Book: Polpo A Venetian Cook Book of Sorts

A perfect cookbook for a lazy weekend, this landed on my desk earlier this week. Tucked away in a backstreet of London’s edgy Soho district, Polpo is one of the hottest restaurants in town. Critics and food aficionados have been flocking to this understated ‘bàcaro’ where restauranteur Russell Norman has been sharing his love of […] Read more…

East Coast Charm

Sigh. I have always always loved New England, The East Coast – the magical draw of the watery landscape, its cookie cutter seaside charm and rich history. This time last year I was there – being chased up to the tip of a storm smouldered Cape Cod by Hurricane Irene – seeing the Cape in […] Read more…

Summer Read: The Fever Tree

I’ve been so busy of late I have barely had time to indulge in my favourite pastime of reading. I find when I get to this stage where I haven’t read for a while I procrastinate even more by being overly picky with  the choice of the first one to break my book drought. I […] Read more…

My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira

When I am travelling I love to read books that are linked to my trip somehow. Right now I am in nestled the heart of New York and I found myself picking up this novel set during the American Civil War. The epic tale begins in the drawing rooms of the affluent Sutter home in […] Read more…

Christmas Books for Gifting 2011

Image from We Heart It No matter how old I get, there will always be a certain thrill in gathering up and asessing my amassed cargo at the end of Christmas day (albeit the cargo is smaller but more precious these days). One, two or three things that are guaranteed to add weight and worth […] Read more…

Future Heirlooms

Next year is a big year for my group of friends and myself… three weddings – two in England and one abroad in India, respective bachelor/ette parties, nearly everyone is turning 30 and we are buying our first home. Because it’s spurred a feeling of sentimentality, commemorating and nesting in me, I’ve been eyeing heirloom […] Read more…

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