Book Review: The Never Game

Jeffery Deaver is a master of suspense and psychology, and his latest novel – the first in a new series – does not disappoint. The Never Game presents a new character, Colter Shaw. What’s most appealing about Shaw is he does not appear to be your standard ‘ragged edge’ ex-cop that fill most crime thrillers. … More Book Review: The Never Game

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Turkish Delight

After a few years of life getting in the way of climbing, we finally booked ourselves our first proper climbing holiday since November 2015. We fell in love with Sicily on that trip, but wanted to explore somewhere else. Simon had read about the climbing in Turkey back in 2009, had bought the guidebook but … More Turkish Delight

Book review: Roar

Like a selection box of herbal teas, Roar offers a remedy for any situation, mood or ailment. Your heart, head, home, health. Each carefully crafted to speak right to the soul of womanhood at any stage of life; flicking through the pages is like drinking tea with a dearest friend, steam clearing the mind and … More Book review: Roar

Book review: PopCo

Maths and Marketing: I was intrigued by the subject matter of Scarlett Thomas’ PopCo as I’m not (at all) proficient in the former which I find somewhat frustrating, and work in the latter. I had no doubt that its discussions around advertising would be rather Big Brother-ish, but I’m always up for a story that … More Book review: PopCo

Review: Funny Girl

Every now and then a show comes along which is a true gem. It makes you laugh, leads to rapturous applause at the end of every number, and results in a spontaneous standing ovation which I’ve not experienced for a very, very long time. Funny Girl is just such a show. After 7 months of … More Review: Funny Girl

Review: The Mousetrap

A classic taste of Great British Theatre, The Mousetrap is touring the 60th Anniversary production and I finally caught it at the Opera House Manchester. Knowing little about the plot but drawn to the romantic drama of Agatha Christie – helped by discovering one of her favourite haunts on a hike this weekend – I jumped … More Review: The Mousetrap