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Synopsis (from the book cover):
Bestselling writer Bill Bryson’s brilliantly readable biography of our greatest dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is updated to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.
Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson tries to make sense of the man behind the masterpieces. In a journey through the streets of [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on May 31st 2024

Synopsis from the book cover:
Ziya Bey has six months left to live. From his mansion on Farewell Fountain Street, the Ottoman aristocrat plans to tie up some questionable business affairs and say goodbye to the people he cherishes. He hires Artvin, a disillusione professor with a troubled past, to assist him. Intrigued by his employer’s [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 9th 2024

… The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse

The stay at home and working from home policies due to Covid 19 led to lunch time dates with Mr C with his TV choices. One of the later choices as we came out of the lockdowns was the rebooted Dr Who starting with Christopher Eccleston. We avidly watched [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 1st 2024

This book is a labour of love with recipes, lovely dialogue along with memories and helpful tips for tweaking recipes.
The book is a joy to read and the recipes we have tried have been delicious.

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 20th 2024

… A True Story of Love and Compassion Amid a Pandemic

Synopsis (from book cover):
When Covid-19 hit the UK and lockdown was declared, Mike Matthews wondered how his historic four-star hotel would survive. Then Shrewsbury Council called. The British government had launched a programme called ‘Everyone In’ and 33 rough sleepers needed beds. The Prince Rupert [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 7th 2024

Synopsis from the book cover:
In 2002, three young women with no business degrees, no formal training, and nothing to lose founded a fiercely independent bookstore. At the time, nothing like Diwan existed in Cairo. Culture was languishing under government mismanagement, and books were considered a luxury, not a necessity. Over the next decade, these three [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 23rd 2024

Description from the Rough Guide website:
Inspirational and informative pocket guide, shining a spotlight on the best of holidaying at home in the UK through clearly laid-out walking and driving itineraries.
Explore the best of Brighton, Sussex & the South Downs with this unique Rough Guide Staycation to Brighton, Sussex & the South Downs, packed full of [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jun 27th 2023

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