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There are now over twenty books in 'The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency' series. Here is one to start on!

If you want to get to know Venice through the eyes of its most famous detective, read on!

Montesquieu wrote "I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve." If you're reading W. W. Jacobs, reduce the time to five minutes.

Mowgli's survival in the jungle and Rikki-Tkki- Tavi's war against the cobras, Nag and Nagaina, are worth reading again and again.

Read this book. You may well add it to your favourite bookshelf.

Whether gardening or reading about gardening, do a little and often.

This is the first book I come to on my favourite bookshelf. I think I will take it down this evening and remind myself of the diabolical plan of the Norwood builder.


We all have a favourite bookshelf. Over the next few weeks you're welcome to take down and browse through some of the books on mine.

There is comfort in what we know well.

‘104 Poems’

Waving goodbye to these poems.

Thank You to the World

A cheerful smile is contagious especially when it comes out of nowhere.


For so many London is a city of meeting and saying goodbye.

My Rambling Rose

This is the story of my rambling rose. It's just a bit of fun! Or is it?

Aids 2011

Africa suffers from drought, poverty and endless lack of opportunity. Now it has to deal with Aids.

The Man From Porlock

The day to day is often the hardest thing we have to tackle.


Disasters are never just, least of all when caused by man.

A Strange Thing Happened

Ships that pass in the night once more.

Why do we watch the news?