Charlie Laidlaw’s Being Alert!

As the title suggests, Laidlaw, author of The Things We Learn When We’re Dead and The Space Between Time, has now turned his eye to our current situation, and has written an extremely strong satire on the UK Government's response to the pandemic in the first half of this year. I loved Spitting Image the … Continue reading Charlie Laidlaw’s Being Alert!

Tea is So Intoxicating – Mary Essex

To my shame, this is the first time I’ve read Ursula Bloom in any of her many authorial guises. As Mary Essex, Bloom wrote at least eight books (that I can find) and here provides us with a somewhat spiky rural village comedy. Not many of her characters are particularly likeable, and she has a … Continue reading Tea is So Intoxicating – Mary Essex