Born Lippy – Jo Brand

You know all this talking how lockdown brought people closer together and made them nicer? Well, I've actually seen some of it happened in my block of flats, small scale, but there's a difference. I think most of the apartments are for rent, it is London, so you can safely assume no one knows any …

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Piasek ze Szkła – Joanna Szczepkowska

This book has been wallowing on my shelves for eons. I think I bought it during the summer holiday, before moving o the UK, so more than ten years ago. I've never been to a seaside holiday in my adopted country, but in Poland what you will typically find, among hundreds of places to eat …

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Odwiedziny. Rozmowy od dizajnie – Aleksandra Koperda

I have to admit to a little dirty secret. As I walk in the cites I visit, one of my favorite pleasures, especially at dusk, is looking into people's homes. I'm insatiably curious to see how other people's houses are furnished and decorated. Always amazed by the endless ways we can live our life. And …

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How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature – George Monbiot

This one I bought what feels like a lifetime ago in Bookmarks in London, during my 12 bookshops for 12 months project in 2018. It was the day of my October bookshop crawl, where the spoils were abundant, I think only now I'm getting them under control. Having just finished Returning to Reims (review in the …

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Mazel Tov: The Story of My Extraordinary Friendship with an Orthodox Jewish Family – J. S. Margot

Yet another book from the life-saving parcels from my mum. She is now happily stocking my shelves with non-fiction from Polish publishers, so I had this one in Polish edition. Margot tells us a story based on her experiences. From 1987 to 1993 he was a tutor in a family of orthodox Jews in Antwerp. …

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