Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

To save her child, she will trust a stranger. To protect a secret, she must risk her life . . . I first became aware of The Familiars when it was acquired after a nine-way auction and applied for an… View Post

Book Review: The Thriving Child by Dr William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

I read a whole bunch of parenting books when Little M was a baby and then stopped – mainly because nothing really seemed to answer the questions I had and partially because there was too much choice, but as soon… View Post

Book Review: A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

I enjoy getting lost, literally and metaphorically. I love that sensation of disorientation followed by discovery,  a frightening freedom. Sometimes, on a family day out, we’ll follow unmarked lanes and see where we end up. I also lose a lot… View Post

Children’s Book Review: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

I’ll start by confessing that this is the second time I’ve read The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. When I first attempted it, I simply wasn’t in the right mood , and I’m so glad that I gave it another go… View Post