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Vesper Flights
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Vesper Flights

Helen Macdonald. Vintage. (272p) ISBN 9780099575467 I’ve just returned to work after almost nine months of furlough and decided to use the walk to and from work as an opportunity to listen to audiobooks now that I’m enjoying them. Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald was the first of my walking books, and I’ve been saving …

Hungry
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Hungry

Grace Dent. HarperCollings. (304p) ISBN 9780008333188 I was lucky enough to get an advanced reading copy of Hungry from Hachette and was so pleased when it arrived almost the next day. It was going to be my whole reading for a whole weekend and I was going to savour it to the full, taking bite-sized …

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison. Penguin. (96p) ISBN 9780241346846 Another great addition to the short history type books that are being developed on a lot of different subjects but especially so on women who’ve been hidden from history. As the name states this book is about black women in history, mainly from the 18th century up until recent …

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Rachel Ignotofsky. Hachette. (128p) ISBN 9781526360519 I asked for a reading copy of this as I was intrigued by the cover art work, it looked so beautiful. I am also highly interested in shining a light on women that have been hidden from history, either through the roles that they were allowed to have in …

Lost Japan
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Lost Japan

Alex Kerr. Penguin. (256p) ISBN 9780141979748 This was a random pickup mainly because I had been reading a lot of translated Japanese literary fiction when I bought this, and like all books I had it kicking around the house for quite a while before I eventually got around to reading it. Alex takes us on …

Lowborn
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Lowborn

Kerry Hudson. Vintage. (256p) ISBN 9781784708603 I first heard Kerry talk at a Vintage Roadshow at Forum Books, Corbridge before Christmas a while back now, this didn’t put me off though šŸ˜‰ and I was really fascinated by the concept of Lowborn. Earlier this year I went to another Vintage Roadshow and was pleased to …

Bookworm
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Bookworm

Lucy Mangan. Vintage Publishing. (336p) ISBN 9781784709228 What a wonderful read. I remember that feeling of cracking into a new book with utter pleasure and drifting away for hours into the world of imagination that the author had gifted you. Also, after reading this I realise that I have gained the knowledge of so many …

When Breath Becomes Air
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When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi. Vintage. (256p) ISBN 9781784701994 I do have to admit that I put off reading When Breath Becomes Air for so long as I knew that the subject matter would affect me emotionally and I was in a fragile emotional state when I received this. Once I started reading it I just couldnā€™t put …

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