Book Review. Before and After by Andrew Shanahan.

I was intrigued, reading in the description for Before and After ‘he hasn’t been outside in 9 years’ as I have anxiety and have had my struggle with agoraphobia. I was concerned for the potential fatphobia. Before and After was so much than I was expecting it to be. This is the story of an … Continue reading Book Review. Before and After by Andrew Shanahan.

Book Review. Safety in Numbers by Roger McGough.

Quodlibets Mona Lisa smiled when Leonardo said, ‘ok, you can go to the toilet now.’ There is a very recognizable landscape in Roger McGough’s poetry collection, Safety in Numbers, as it begins with poem Some Questions Regarding the New Bicycle and its line, ‘2020 comes careering down the lane,’ and he goes on to write … Continue reading Book Review. Safety in Numbers by Roger McGough.

Book Review. Hungry by Grace Dent.

From an early age, Grace Dent was hungry. As a little girl growing up in Currock, Carlisle, she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better. Hungry traces her story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of Britain's best-loved food writers. It's also everyone's story - from cheese and pineapple hedgehogs … Continue reading Book Review. Hungry by Grace Dent.