Latest from our blog

What we’re reading: Hannah Kent, Rainbow Rowell and Ali Smith

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving. Amy Vuleta is reading Autumn by Ali Smith

I’ve just picked up this latest novel from Ali Smith. I read and loved How to be Both last year, and had a number of full, very rich discussions about …

Read more ›

We test out recipes from Grown & Gathered

Earlier this week we roadtested six different recipes from Grown & Gathered – a gorgeous new how-to book from Matt and Lentil Pubrick all about growing, gathering, nurturing and cooking your own food. Matt and Lentil came by to share our dishes with us, and select the best one. Here are the results… Stella Charls made Caponata (pg. 284): …

Read more ›

Beloved classics, continued posthumously

Gone are the days when the death of a favourite author meant that readers had to farewell beloved characters and resign themselves to a future of re-reading. Here is a collection of lost manuscripts and authorised sequels that continue the stories of much-loved literary characters after the author’s death. The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots by Beatri…

Read more ›