Welcome to the reading corner, a little book lovers piece of heaven. Each month we’ll be sharing what we’re reading and what we want to read in that month. Every type of book imaginable will be covered. So historic novels to biographies and the latest cookbook or self-help manual, you’ll see it all. So lets get this bookclub rolling!
NERO, Confessions of young Nero – Margret George
We love a historic/fact based novel and we have to say Margret George is a leader in her field. The New York Times Best Selling author turned her the young and very misunderstood emperor Nero, the youngest of all Roman emperors being only 16 when he took control. He is a character long misunderstood in Roman history, George has put together a fascinating, well researched and addictive first person account of Neros rise to power, from young boy escaping Caligula trying to drown him to the lengths he goes to become Romes youngest emperor.
(Published by PanMacmillan – 2017)
ROBIN – Dave Itzkoff
A man loved across the world for his unmatched, sometimes exhausting comedy Robin Williams story is told by Dave Itzkoff.
From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations – all with tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed.
Itzkoff tells the story of Robins life, from young boy yearning for his disconnected parents attention, to learning how to change his voice from TV recordings, to the evolution of the career we have all known and loved him for. This is the story of a man loved by all, yet one who constantly searched for love and connection from the people around him. This biography is a memorable and funny page turner, forever solidifying Robin Williams as one of the greatest entertainers ever.
(Published by PanMacmillan – 2018)
Tin Can Cook – Jack Monroe
Food writer and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe presents Tin Can Cook, bringing together seventy-five recipes that you can rustle up from tinned and dried ingredients. It’s been designed with accompanying quirky hand-drawn illustrations that gives the reader a real feel of the book being Jacks own journal more than a cookbook. This is a real quirky take on the traditional cookbook and would be perfect for those who want to eat well but don’t have the household budgets that others might.
(Published by PanMacmillan – 2019)