Review: In Your Defence, by Sarah Langford

This is a moving, intelligent look at the legal system- from the view of real-life barrister Sarah Langford. Witty, compassionate and bursting with interesting insights about the way in which our justice system works (which, I’ll admit, I knew nothing about beyond what I saw on television) this book is definitely one to pick up,…

Review: Educated, by Tara Westover

This book is so gripping- and so sad- in its depiction of characters, events and tragedies within that at times you have to stop and remind yourself that somebody actually lived it. As a life story, it’s inspiring: the book, written by Tara Westover, details her childhood growing up in remote Idaho, the child of…

Review: Queens of the Conquest, by Alison Weir

I’m a bit of a sucker for history. I started off with Horrible Histories in Year 5 and so I picked up Alison Weir’s new book Queens of the Conquest with a fair amount of excitement. Medieval Queens? Check. Strong role models? Check. History in bucketloads? Check. The book itself is an exploration of the…

Review: Mikey and Me, by Teresa Sullivan

Heads up, readers: this is my first non-fiction review!! <thunderous applause in the background> This is such a sad and uplifting story, and is a fascinating read for anybody who loves novels with a bit of everything in: love, tragedy and ultimately hope. I binge read this in two days whilst moving house and I loved…