Review: ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’ Florence Given

I know, my duvet cover is adorable Women Don't Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives supplied to us by the patriarchy. Through Florence's story you will learn how to protect your energy, discover that you are the love of your own life, and realise that today is a … Continue reading Review: ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’ Florence Given

Review: ‘Veronika Decides To Die’ Paulo Coelho

Veronika has everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty, has plenty of boyfriends, a steady job, a loving family. Yet she is not happy; something is lacking in her life, and one morning she decides to die. She takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in … Continue reading Review: ‘Veronika Decides To Die’ Paulo Coelho

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

August in books

Well, like July, I didn't read too much in August. I read three books. In all honesty, though, I've been struggling with my mental health for the past couple of months. I've had depression and anxiety for well over a decade and both just seem to have been a lot worse recently. I'm on medication … Continue reading August in books

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