Book Review: ‘Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, & What Matters In The End’ By Atul Gawande | Changing Pages

I would say to read this book. It may make you despair, but it may also make you think sensibly about your own future or the future of those you love.

Book Review: ‘The Bees By Laline Paull’ | Changing Pages #WomenWriters

This is one of the most innovative and imaginative novels I have read in a very long time. Abandon yourself to the magic and dive right in. I can fairly confidently say you’ll never look at a bee in quite the same way again.

Book Review: ‘This Sweet Sickness’ By Patricia Highsmith | Changing Pages #WomenWriters

She was known to be keen to show that right does not necessarily prevail and in fact justice is often not done. This book does both of these things cleverly. #WomenWriters

David Hockney: 60 Years of Work at Tate Britain | Changing Pages #Art

He paints skies and swimming pools so blue I want to dive right in. Sunlight shimmers and dances off the water in these paintings amid an array of vivid blues and greens that seem to intensify the longer you look. #Art

Book Review: ‘Adventures Of A Terribly Greedy Girl’ By Kay Plunkett-Hogge | Changing Pages #Foodie #WomenWriters

This book was bought for me by a friend. She had read a pre-release review and immediately thought of me. Now I’m not sure if I should be offended or not. Greedy, moi? Surely not.

My Month of Letter Writing | Changing Pages #WomenWriters #InCoWriMo

In an age where so much of our correspondence is via text, email, whatsapp, FB messenger etc etc it seemed good to take a little time out to reclaim the handwritten letter as a form of communication. #WomenWriters #InCoWriMo

Book Review: ‘Five Deaths And Two Ghosts’ By Sarah-Louise Knight | Changing Pages

“Short stories are a great way of either getting back into reading after a reading slump or encouraging new readers. Ghost stories are not my usual genre of choice but I loved these as they had just the right amount of fear and uncertainty”

Book Review: ‘How To Build a Girl’ By Caitlin Moran | Changing Pages

If you have read Caitlin Moran before, you will know what I mean when I say this is very “Caitlin Moran”. This book brilliantly captures teenage awkwardness and embarrassment, and it has made me squirm as I relived some awful teenage girl moments that composed of raging hormones and out-of-control emotions.

Stirred Emotions & Coffee House Poetry At The Troubadour On London’s Old Brompton Road | Changing Pages

Apart from music, poetry has been a hugely significant part of its creative past and present; and it was poetry that took me to this West London Institution.