Tiger – Polly Clark

When I started the epic journey that is Tiger, I had no idea what to expect. Like one of the book’s central characters, primatologist Freida, I have always admired tigers, but in quite a one dimensional way - thinking of them primarily as instinctive, violent, powerful creatures - not necessarily qualities I’d have seen lending … Continue reading Tiger – Polly Clark


Finding Dorothy – Elizabeth Letts

This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud. Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that M-G-M is adapting her late husband’s masterpiece, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, for the screen, Maud … Continue reading Finding Dorothy – Elizabeth Letts

The Woman Who Wanted More – Vicky Zimmerman

First thing's first, I simply adored this book. One piece of advice though: make sure you're not hungry when you read it - it's full of delicious descriptions of food! Kate Parker is approaching her 40th birthday, when a big surprise turns her stable, planned-out life upside down. To keep herself busy, Kate starts volunteering … Continue reading The Woman Who Wanted More – Vicky Zimmerman