I was 14 when this was released; I bought it on tape from Woolworths! Continue reading 80s albums I love: Close by Kim Wilde
Richard Osman is well known as a TV presenter and comedian, namely for the show Pointless. The Thursday Murder Club is his first novel and became a bestseller, with a million copies sold in the UK alone Continue reading The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
I feel like this book lied to me. Continue reading I Married A Communist. So? Who Cares?
She played a part in sharing secrets with the Russians on how to build the atomic bomb and was involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler. What a remarkable life! Continue reading Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier and Spy
So I’ve chosen these three books to pack in my suitcase, ready for the beach… Continue reading Summer holiday reading: communists, spies & murder
“I wanted to write about the man, the person himself” not “the metaphor we have come to know as ‘Bowie'” Jones states in the preface. Continue reading David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones
Amrou Al-Kadhi’s experiences growing up gay as an Iraqi-immigrant in the UK and as the son of strict Muslim parents. Continue reading Life As A Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi
Macintyre has done a tremendous job researching what happened and retelling it like a thriller, with romance, war, social history and a mystery all thrown in for good measure. Wonderful stuff. Continue reading A Foreign Field by Ben Macintyre: is all fair in love and war?