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The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

July 20, 2020

I'll be honest, I never had any intention of ever reading a book like this. The Salt Path is a biography merged with nature nonfiction. Absolutely not my thing. I would have never picked it up in-store. However, after talking to one of our lovely neighbours about books she told me about this and then leant it to me. Anne, whilst you'll never read this thank you so…

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Auschwitz and After by Charlotte Delbo

March 18, 2020
Auschwitz and After by Charlotte Delbo

It's always difficult reviewing books that pertain to the Holocaust. Part of me doesn't feel qualified and part of me wonders if in some way it's disregarding the author's experience. With that in mind, as I mentioned in my 'review' for Night by Elie Wiesel (here) this will be more a discussion.  Auschwitz and After details the experience of Charlotte Delbo who was a French Resistance fighter that…

Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Night by Elie Wiesel

February 17, 2020
Night by Elie Wiesel

To say I enjoyed this book is to disregard the subject matter entirely. I think it's difficult to label what reading a piece of non-fiction on the Holocaust makes you feel. Did I enjoy the book? No. But I was totally captured by Wiesel's experience and the way he told his experience. Absolutely. Therefore this is less of a review and more, hey look what I read. This…

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Gossip From The Forest by Sara Maitland

January 16, 2020
Gossip From the Forest by Sara Maitland

This is perhaps one of the most 'out of my comfort zone' books I've ever read. It was brilliant. I say out of my comfort zone because nature writing has never been something I choose to read. It's just not my thing. However, this one was. Gossip From the Forest I have been describing as quasi-non-fiction. It's split into chapters focusing on different woods around the UK and…