summer

Tempted to turn on the heating? Think twice before reaching for the thermostat

10 August 2016 11:45

A post from a friend pops up on my Facebook page. ‘It’s August 9th and the winter tights are on.’…

Summer sucks

30 June 2014 17:19

Who could possibly choose hay fever, insect bites and heat rash over an open fire, cashmere blanket and hot chocolate…

My holiday from reading books is to read them as Caxton intended

29 August 2013 10:30

On hearing that Easy Jet had changed its hand luggage allowance, two questions struck me. First, was the airline in…

Summer reading? What about summer re-reading?

25 July 2013 10:17

What will you read over the summer? The newly announced Booker longlist? A selection of books from newspaper and magazine…

Staycation reading

19 July 2012 11:00

When it comes to choosing good books to read on holiday, I am a great believer in selecting reading matter…