Review: ‘Cause of Death’ Geoffrey Garrett

Dr Geoffrey Garrett was for over 30 years a Home Office pathologist. This is his personal memoir, in conjunction with crime journalist Andrew Nott, of many infamous, unusual and heartbreaking cases and a fascinating history of his professional life, giving a unique insight into a pathologist's work. I came across Cause of Death while trawling … Continue reading Review: ‘Cause of Death’ Geoffrey Garrett

Review: ‘Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers’ Mary Roach

What happens to your body after you have died? Fertilizer? Crash test Dummy? Human dumpling? Ballistics practise? Life after death is not as simple as it looks. Mary Roach's Stiff lifts the lid off what happens to our bodies once we have died. Bold, original and with a delightful eye for detail, Roach tells us … Continue reading Review: ‘Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers’ Mary Roach

Review: ‘In Cold Blood’ Truman Capote

Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers … Continue reading Review: ‘In Cold Blood’ Truman Capote

Review: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ Reni Eddo-Lodge

The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is … Continue reading Review: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ Reni Eddo-Lodge

International Women’s Day 2021 – My Favourite Books About Women

It's International Women's Day, a day when we celebrate women - past and present - and their achievements. It's not just a day about recognising and celebrating achievements, though. It's also about the women who are fighting a daily battle for equality. Here in the UK, we live in a patriarchal society. In September 2020, … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021 – My Favourite Books About Women