Category Archives: Elizabeth David

Beautiful Books 10

or, ‘You can(sometimes!) judge a book by its cover’ ‘By summer cookery I do not necessarily mean cold food; although cold dishes are always agreeable in summer, at most meals, however, hot the weather, one hot dish is welcome, but … Continue reading

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A book haul…and holiday reading!

Just a couple of purchases this week (I’m learning!). Firstly a book I didn’t even know existed: ‘Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret’ by Leila J Rupp and Verta Taylor. This is very much an academic work, looking at the … Continue reading

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Back to the fold…

Where has the year gone? Time has flown and its now Easter Saturday and I haven’t posted anything since January! How did that happen? To be honest the start of the year found me struggling to find books to grab … Continue reading

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Music Time: Saint Etienne

Summer’s here, so who better than Saint Etienne, the best band in all the world! And… I’ve finally(!) finalised my holiday reading (I am a natural ditherer): So, alongside Merce Rodereda and Elizabeth David which I wrote about earlier, I’ve … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading

It’s a cold and wet and dark day in Manchester so my thoughts, naturally, turn to my upcoming holiday in Mallorca and what books to take. (And yes, the postcard above is from the place I’m going to!) I LOVE … Continue reading

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