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The Foodie’s Essentials : Bookish Gastronomic Reading List

Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us her recommended reading for our Food Special. The Silver Spoon One of the most influential and successful cookbooks in Italy. Originally published in 1950, it became an instant classic, selling over one million copies in eight editions. Considered to be essential in every household, it is still one […]

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This month’s book recommendation from Emma at Bookish in Crickhowell Who are you? What have we done to each other? These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of […]

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone. All he knows is that […]

Book Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

If you thought that Sweden only produced dour and depressing crime books, then think again. Jonas Jonasson has here produced a comic gem that has been gaining popularity by word of mouth alone. It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is […]

Book Review : A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us an insight into what’s good to read this month When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the […]

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child

Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us an insight into what’s good to read this month We’ve luckily been given a wide choice of debut novels throughout 2012 and Eowyn Ivey’s ‘The Snow Child’ a bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska is near the top of my list. Jack and Mabel […]

Christmas Book Recommendations

Emma of Bookish in Crickhowell gives us her Christmas Book recommendations. For Children THE NIGHT PIRATES POP UP ADVENTURE BY PETER HARRIS £12.99   When dark shadows come stealing down Tom’s wall he thinks it might be monsters or ogres. But it’s pirates! All aboard for an incredible pop-up version of this best selling picture […]

Dark Matter – A ghost story by Michelle Paver

London, 1937. War once more looms over Europe and Jack Miller, frustrated with his lot in life and trapped in a dead-end job, takes the opportunity to escape his nondescrit existence by assuming a post as a wireless operator on an Arctic expedition to Gruhuken on Svalbard. One by one his companions, through various misadventures, […]

The Book Lover’s Cookbook

The Book Lover's Cookbook

Recipes inspired by celebrated works of literature and the passages that feature them. By Shaunda Kennedy Wenger & Janet Jensen Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us an insight into what’s good to read this month The Book Lover’s Cookbook features nearly 200 recipes that were prepared, served or mentioned in great books. From salads […]

The Hedgerow Handbook: Recipes, Remedies and Rituals by Adele Nozedar

The Hedgerow Handbook

Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us an insight into what’s good to read this month. If there’s one distinctive feature of the British countryside, it has to be the hedgerow. In fact, hedgerows are such an established part of our landscape that sometimes we take them for granted. But take a closer look, and […]

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