Book | Why I Adore The Help

Great books give you a feeling that you miss all day, until you finally get to crawl back inside those pages again.

― Kathryn Stockett

A few weeks ago I was feeling a bit tired of all the new books I was reading, so I decided I would re-read an old favourite to give myself a break. The Help was every bit as wonderful as I remembered it and I became so enthused by it that I wanted to write a review of it – but who are we kidding? I don’t have anything critical to say about this book. So instead: a list of the things that make this books such a treasure. Continue reading “Book | Why I Adore The Help”

Book | The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

London 1893. When Cora Seaborne’s husband dies, she steps into her life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Retreating to the countryside with her son, she encounters rumours of the ‘Essex Serpent’, a creature of folklore said to have returned to roam the marshes.

Cora is enthralled, believing it may be an undiscovered species. Setting out on its trail, she collides with William Ransome, Aldwinter’s vicar, who thinks the cure for hysteria lies in faith, while Cora is convinced that science offers the answers. Despite disagreeing on everything, he and Cora find themselves drawn together, changing each other’s lives in unexpected ways… Continue reading “Book | The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry”