Bookshop of the Week: Barter Books, Alnwick

Northumberland: England’s northernmost county. Perhaps more renowned for its national parks, Roman wall, and the abundance of medieval castles dotted along its craggy coastline, rather than the presence of one of Europe’s biggest second-hand bookshops. Located just down the road from Alnwick Castle and the Alnwick Gardens – the site of the iconic flying lesson […]Read More

Book Review: A Curious History of Sex // Kate Lister

Okay, look. I’m pretty sure I can guess what you’re thinking, but A Curious History of Sex isn’t porn – though it is definitely NSFW and features some unexpectedly raunchy Victorian postcards – it is history; bloody well-written and well-researched history at that. Dr Kate Lister, lecturer at Leeds Trinity University, sets out in A […]Read More

Love in the Time of Corona: My Top Reads of

If there’s one positive to come out of a global pandemic (and admittedly, there are few), it’s that – like many across the nation – I’ve had plenty of spare time to rediscover my love of reading, and catch up on some of the books I’ve been meaning to read for years. 2020 was also […]Read More