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Terroir

Book Review: The Apple Orchard – The Story Of Our Most English Fruit, by Pete Brown I picked this up almost a year ago in the work book sale. The apple tree here (most likely a Bramley) fruits heavily every … Continue reading

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The Antidote to Cookbooks

Book Review: The Plagiarist in the Kitchen, by Jonathan Meades When I saw this in the work book sale, I reached straight for it, no questions asked, as I knew it was already on my wish list. Imagine, if you … Continue reading

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

I was hesitant about booking a holiday in Portugal in mid-June, but was persuaded to go ahead. We had a good time – eventually – although, really, much of it was too hot for me; generally into the 30s and … Continue reading

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Best of 2016

Well, 2016 has been rubbish, but let’s try and pick out some more positive things from the year: Fiction – Doctor Who – Shada, by Gareth Roberts / Douglas Adams Non-Fiction – 1946 – The Making of the Modern World, … Continue reading

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

Perhaps last week was a good week to be away. The shootings in Orlando, the killing of Jo Cox, and the derailment of a train outside Paddington station all impacted on me in a bad way. After last year’s holiday … Continue reading

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Best of 2015

Fiction – The Merchants of Light – A Novel of Venice, by Marta Maretich Non-Fiction – The Cucumber for Java Book, by Seb Rose, Matt Wynne, and Aslak Helles√ły Music – Prom 28 – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Seven Studies on … Continue reading

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Early Modern

Yesterday afternoon we headed to the Science Museum for the Cosmonauts exhibition. It’s interesting to reflect on just how much of the Space Race was won by the USSR; perhaps we tend to focus on the Apollo programme Moon landings … Continue reading

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