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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Review: A Bit of A Stretch, by Chris Atkins

I don't know about you, but I love a bit of non-fiction. Memoirs, especially, have long been a favourite of mine- Tara Westover's Educated, the secret memoirs of barristers, Adam Kay's This Is Going To Hurt... they're all engrossing. So Chris Atkins' A Bit of A Stretch was always going to be up my street. Told by Chris …

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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, …

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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 …

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