Here On Earth by Alice Hoffman

A loose, modern retelling of Wuthering Heights, Alice Hoffman brings her magic touch to another book. March Murray returns home for a funeral with her teenage daughter in tow, leaving her loving husband behind. But her old life casts a spell over her, returning her to former days, and most importantly, old loves. When she…

The Perfume Edit: Let’s Talk Scents!

I don’t normally do perfume reviews, especially since I already have a favourite that I wear all the time: Chanel No 5! But there’s something so magical about perfume: the beautiful bottles, the exotic notes, and the luxury of havig something expensive that you can wear everyday, pressed or dabbed onto your pulse points or…

The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell

A thin volume of short stories by the author of Winter’s Bone, the film of which launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career. The book is incredibly evocative of different lives lived on the fringe of society, each story focusing on a person who transgresses, or lives with someone who transgresses the law. Most of the stories are…

A wander through The British Museum, London.

One of the things that I love about London is that the museums here are mostly free (and they usually have awesome gift shops). London is a crazy expensive city, but you can see the Elgin Marbles for free. Isn’t that something? Of course, one of my favourites is The British Museum in Bloomsbury (for…

East Of Eden by John Steinbeck

Although to younger readers, Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice And Men might be more well known, this was the book that the author felt was his master work. It’s the story of the Trask and Hamilton families, who live and grow in the Salinas Valley in California, the place that Steinbeck hailed from. Originally the book…