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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Room by Emma Donoghue

I have been wanting to read this book after seeing that it was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize this year. I started the book with some trepidation as the subject matter is fairly grim and not something I would usually go for but..... I have been totally blown away by this beautiful story. The book is written from 5 year old Jacks perspective and because of that fact the abuse and violence that has obviously occurred is somewhat veiled. Jack’s view is always the beauty he sees in his tiny world and the love he has for his Ma.

The relationship that Jack and his Ma have developed is magical and the strength of this unnamed woman is breathtaking. I would defy anyone who reads this book not to be utterly moved by it and hope that it inspires us to look at our world through Jacks eyes even for just one day.

Monday, 9 August 2010


Where have we been? Well things have been really busy, we went to Hes Fes which was great as ever apart from the sick bug we picked up on the last couple of days.

I've started a weekend job at a bookshop which is fine but really tiring. I work with a lot of students and their energy has no bounds. The job is going to enable us to do something later in the year (secret - ssshhhh).

Alice has opened a shop, well I opened it but she is making. I am amazed by how focused she has been and the photographs are really beautiful (having a really cool photographer in the house is brilliant) . She is so creative and her attention to detail always blows me away.

I'm hoping to start up my blogging again so will be back soon but in the meantime please take a moment to look at Alice's shop and leave a message of support if you can.

Ta Ta for now! xx