The time alone and the silence of her days do help her revalue her life. She is met with kindness along the way. At times, I was willing her on, as when the going got tough. At other times, I was cheering her on, as when she faced a difficult situation.
13 novels longlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize
The longlist was selected by the 2021 judging panel consisting of: cultural historian and novelist, Lucy Hughes-Hallett (chair); journalist and writer, Aida Edemariam; Man Booker shortlisted novelist, Neel Mukherjee; Professor of the History of Slavery, Olivette Otele; and poet, translator and biographer, George Szirtes.
It’s four in the morning and I can’t sleep. I reach for the book I received as a Christmas present, Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker. Is someone trying to tell me something!
This is a non-fiction book written by Kerry Irving. You may sometimes wonder how unlucky one person can be and the strength and courage it takes to turn their life around. With the help of some wonderful people as well as dogs, author Kerry Irving managed to do this.
Last time, we spoke about physical exercise for puppies, and how moderation was key. Anyone with a puppy will know however, that they can be really full of beans! So what can you do if your puppy still has lots of energy to burn after they’ve done their quota of physical exercise?
This is the final instalment in the Hidden Iceland trilogy series which brings us back in time to 1987/1988, revealing the true start to Hulda’s journey. Anyone who loves crime fiction will absolutely love the subtle, atmospheric writing of these novels with Iceland forming the perfect backdrop for this genre.