Review: Look Again, by David Bailey

How do you get a whole life of hedonism into one book? David Bailey gives it a damn good go. Bailey was at the heart of the Swinging Sixties- in fact, he helped to invent it- and Look Again takes us right to the heart of the action. If you've ever heard of Jean Shrimpton …

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Review: A Del of A Life, by David Jason

Rodney, you plonker! The language of Only Fools and Horses is woven into the vocabulary of everyday life. I can't count how many times I've sat in front of the telly on a dark evening and watched re-runs of this show- the show that just won't die. So getting the chance to review the memoirs …

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Rediscovering Victoria Wood: Let’s Do It, by Jasper Rees

The next entry in my non-fiction run-up to Christmas (it's quite a change reading books that aren't fantasy!) is Jasper Rees's biography of the late, great Victoria Wood: Let's Do It. Named of course after Wood's famous catchphrase, the biography is the one that Wood never got to write herself. It's a deep dive into …

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To infinity and beyond: Limitless, by Tim Peake

I love a good adventure story, and it doesn't get much more adventurous than leaving earth to live in space for a year! Non-fiction books are something I've been trying to get more into in recent months, and where better to begin than with Tim Peake: possibly the nicest man on earth, and certainly off …

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Inspirational stories to power your week!

We all need a bit of inspiration sometimes. Whether that involves rolling out of bed on a Monday (hello!) or needing that little extra push to go for a dream you've always wanted, books are my go-to. There's no end of generally excellent between the covers of a book, and here I present to you …

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