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Woman of Substances

Whilst there are many addiction memoirs out there with authors displaying their ‘failures’ for the public’s shock and entertainment, Jenny Valentish has succeeded in producing a rare kind of memoir that is informative rather than solely self-indulgent. An English journalist and author currently living in Australia, Valentish has hunted down leading scientists and academics to shed […]

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The Little Library Cookbook

Who hasn’t dreamt of Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate cake in Matilda, Dr Seuss’ Green Eggs & Ham or even Paddington’s infamous marmalade? Part memoir, part cookery book, Kate Young’s The Little Library Cookbook is a scrapbook of recipes from everyone’s food fantasies in fiction that runs alongside a narrative telling the life and inspirations of the […]