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At these uncertain times, we understand it can be easy to feel trapped at home. Whether you are staying at home on your own, or with family and loved ones, a quick escape can often be found through reading. Discover Anna's carefully curated list of top reads to delve into while self-isolating…

Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner
“Because I’m in Norfolk, this is a great book with loads of Norfolk references as the author, Anne Glenconner, is the eldest child of The Earl of Leicester - Holkham Hall residents! Lady in Waiting is a funny and touching book, a combination of Royal insight, personal tragedy and resilient survival. Lady Glenconner was a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret and a personal friend and confidant of The Queen, fascinating!”

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
“As I've written before, I love Kate Atkinson as an author. Big Sky is the fifth book in the Jackson Brodie novels but it really doesn't matter if you haven’t read any of the others! This is still a very engaging easy read: a gripping original crime fiction with Jackson Brodie, our greatest fictional detective, investigating another sinister crime. It’s a clever page-turner that will have you gripped from the very first page.”

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
“I’m loving this book, it's a wildly funny charismatic debut. When Emirates is apprehended at a supermarket for “kidnapping” the white child she’s actually babysitting it sets off an explosive chain of events. I urge you to cheer yourselves up and read this book!”

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
“I don't usually recommend self-help books, but this is a very good guide to spiritual enlightenment which can transform your thinking. The result? More Joy, right now! This is a very powerful book that can be life-changing for some. We have time, so we can read and learn from this book.”

Greenfeast by Nigel Slater
“I totally love this book, I think it's a great read even if you don't attempt to cook everything! Nigel Slater is passionate about food and eating in-season as well as eating less meat. This is a veggie book and the recipes (I've cooked a lot of them!) are really very tasty - be experimental, try things you wouldn’t normally try. The beetroot Dahl is a real winner even if you don't eat beetroot!

This is the autumn/winter version but I also love the spring/summer. I’ve just done more recipes from A/W!”



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