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Archive for February 2021

When The World Stood Still, by Kate Eastham

  Trainee nurse Emily Burdon is working in a London hospital at the end of World War One. She dreams of peace and the safe return of her fiance Lewis who is fighting in France. But then the globe faces a new threat as the war ends but the far more deadly Spanish Flu is […]

Cheat’s vegan baked feta pasta

Have you seen the TikTok viral video of baked feta pasta? I wanted something quicker and easier using store cupboard ingredients that I could throw together… And here it is! A store cupboard cheat version! Ingredients (serves 2): 150g pasta (mine was gluten free) 100g feta (I used Violife Greek style) 400g tin chopped tomatoes […]

The Girl in the Missing Poster, by Barbara Copperthwaite

Stella Hawkins has never given up hope that her missing twin sister will be found, either dead or alive. Every year she puts up posters and flyers to encourage the search but this year, the 25th anniversary, she takes part in a documentary to get national coverage. The Girl in the Missing Poster is an […]

Secrets on the Fens, by Joy Ellis

  Nikki Galena is called in to investigate a murdered couple and finds herself in the midst of a gang war. The scene reminds the police of Romeo and Juliet and the warring families adds to this impression. But then another couple are discovered… Secrets on the Fens is the 12th book in Joy Ellis’ […]

5 reasons why this lockdown feels tougher than last time

Last March, I waltzed into lockdown like it would be our saviour and covid would soon be forgotten. Now almost a year on, we have been home for 2 months and have a roadmap back to some semblance of normality but with the admission that lives will be sacrificed. This lockdown in 2021 has felt […]