Category Archives: Cheer up books

Catchin’ up wi’ The Broons

As a little kid I loved The Broons and Oor Wullie, so I was thrilled when Chris’ mum unearthed a stash of old annuals and gave us a Broons annual to take home. It’s really weird to look at them as … Continue reading

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Little Gollum

Chris gave me this little Lego Gollum for Christmas; it’s part of a whole scene with goblin bones and fish and a Lego Bilbo with a choice of two faces – one irritated, one terrified. It’s pretty awesome. I’m mildly … Continue reading

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Cheer up books: The Kitchen Diaries II

Book: The Kitchen Diaries II by Nigel Slater What’s it about? Scrumptious recipes, lyrical descriptions of the seasons and occasionally hilarious social observations from dashing cookery writer Nigel Slater. Oh, Nigel. Will it cheer me up? Yes! Whether you fancy … Continue reading

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Insomniac audiobook recommendations: The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Some girls in the office were disparaging audiobooks the other day, going so far as to claim they were for people who ‘can’t be bothered to read books’. Outrageous! To make up for this terrible slur, here’s my tip-top favourite-ever … Continue reading

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Insomniac audiobook recommendations: Old Harry’s Game

As I mentioned in the last post, I flippin’ love audiobooks. If, like me, you can’t read in cars or sleep in beds, they’re a total sanity saver. Beware, though; there are good audiobooks and bad audiobooks. I’ve got quite … Continue reading

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Cheer up books: Boy & Going Solo

Book: Boy & Going Solo by Roald Dahl What’s it about? Pre-Potter superstar of kids’ books Roald Dahl relates tales of his early life. Highlights include boarding school japes, an anaesthetic-free tonsillectomy, RAF dogfights and a hilarious ‘manly lover’. Will it … Continue reading

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