Great to come back from holiday to see the wonderful review of James Sharpe's history of violence in England 'A FIERY AND FURIOUS PEOPLE today. The Times review is as glowing and more coming in - it's a book that grabs the reader as despite its 750 pages it has so many unforgettable anecdotes.
posted by JANE September 18, 2016 7:49 PM
Nick has a passion for the kind of vegetarian and vegan food that makes a proper family meal. BBC books have pre-empted rights in his first cookery book which will come out this January. This is full of recipes that are attractive, nutritious and will appeal to active healthy males as well as slimmers. There's a big marketing campaign and Nick's going to be the new name in sensible 'flexitarian' cooking.
posted by JANE September 01, 2016 12:55 PM
Really glorious finished copy of THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER arrived. This is the second in Prue's 'Food of Love' trilogy that follows the fortunes of an aristocratic English family and its liaison through marriage with an Italian chef and his relations. Set in the sixties and a changing world of food and fashion it's going to bring in a whole swathe of new readers
posted by JANE September 01, 2016 12:47 PM
This late summer season is always exciting as finished copies of autumn books begin to arrive. The first of these is the utterly magnificent magnum opus by Emeritus Professor James Sharpe A FIERY AND FURIOUS PEOPLE; A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE IN ENGLAND.
The book is the culmination of thirty years work as a leading social historian with a particular interest in crime and covers seven centuries of the brutal underside of our national life in all its variety. It is a work that I predict will be one of the most reviewed of the autumn and is an utterly transfixing read.
posted by JANE August 24, 2016 11:31 AM
Kate Bradbury, wild life gardening expert, journalist and broadcaster has been signed up by Bloomsbury's Julie Bailey to write a memoir of her year transforming a small south coast garden into a haven for birds and butterflies. Kate blogs regularly for the Guardian and is a frequent guest on Gardener's World.
posted by JANE July 20, 2016 1:52 PM