Julia Webb-Harvey

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Book Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he… Continue Reading →

Book Review: H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald

This has been on my ‘TBR’ (To Be Read) pile for a good while, so fitted very well with the 2016 Reading Challenge. There was also a pleasing symmetry having read A Kestrel For a Knave earlier this year. Despite… Continue Reading →

Review of Anne H Putnam’s “Navel Gazing”

This is a memoir of a woman who has had a life-long battle with ‘fat’, and explores her struggles with her body and her self. ¬†At 16, Putnam undergoes gastric surgery in a desperate attempt to kick the fat and… Continue Reading →

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