Smak Kwiatów Pomarańczy – Tessa Capponi-Borawska, Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

I got this book from my mum, as an Easter gift. Like everyone else we had Zoom Easter, given that she is in Poland and I'm in the UK. Normally I'd travel back once a month, but the current situation has put a stop to it, so my mum is channeling her feelings into sending …

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Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo

One of the two winners of the Man Booker Prize for 2019. I bought all the shortlisted books, so I will slowly make my way through them. I tend to be a bit apprehensive about the Man Booker Prize nominees. I always think they will be extremely difficult to read, even though I enjoyed The …

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Pet Subjects: Animal Tales from the Telegraph’s Resident Vet – Peter Wedderburn

It's one of the books I ordered from The Book People before the coronavirus madness started for real. They took their time fulfilling my order, so long that my company decided we should work from home before the books arrived. The bulk of my order was the discounted Man Booker Shortlist 2019, but I added some …

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Cień w Cień. Za Cieniem Zuzanny Ginczanki – Jarosław Mikołajewski

A literal translation of the title would be something like this: Shadow Chasing Shadow. It is a story of what you may call a lyrical investigation. Mikołajewski throughout his life was fascinated by Zuzanna Ginczanka. Ginczanka was a Polish-Jewish poet, born in 1917, she was executed during the Second World War, at the age of …

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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems – Randall Munroe

Another one of the accidental BookPeople buys. Sometimes I like a book that seems to be about nothing in particular. And this one looked like a good match. A book to stretch your mind and have some fun. Randall Munroe is a cartoonist and an engineer. The book combines both of his gifts seamlessly. With …

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