Category Archives : Books

My Bookshelf

I have the great privilege of owning many books – and some of them are absolute corkers. This post is intended to capture my “top books”, much like Radio 4’s “Five Foot Shelf” and will expand, well, as and when I get to it.     Creating a Forest Garden, by Martin Crawford Forest gardening, or agroforestry, […]

The Library

I’m not a book worm. But I do enjoy books. And I especially enjoy books that really GRAB me. Sometimes they’re fiction. Sometimes non-fiction. And for some time I’ve wanted my own little reference of these wonderful books that have touched me – and this morning The Book Thief prompted me to start this, my virtual […]

The Puppet Boy of Warsaw by Eva Weaver

Just finished reading The Puppet Boy of Warsaw by Eva Weaver. Compelling reading. Both heart-breaking and heart-warming, it’s a history-based fiction which follows the stories (including through later family generations) of a teenage Jewish boy, Mika, in the Warsaw ghetto in the second world war and a young German soldier who made a connection with […]