Library Pumpkin

Library pumpkin (noun): a person that flourishes best between bookshelves.

Category Archives: Non-Fiction

2015: A Year in Books – Non Fiction

This year, I have read (completely and fully, every last page) 49 books. BOOM. I have a couple on the go at the minute, which I may finish before the end … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: Bess of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth by Mary S. Lovell

I bought this book after I visited Hardwick Hall in April, curious to find out more about the lady who had built it from scratch. I knew from other historical … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: So, Anyway….by John Cleese

Sometimes, you have this idea of a person in your head. Someone famous, who you don’t know, but you think you know what they’re like, kind of.  And then you … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Arbella, Bess and Hardwick Hall

It was my birthday last week (I was 23, thanks for asking.) plus we had a long weekend because it was a bank holiday, so I suggested to my boyfriend … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Whistle Stop Tour: Salzburg, Austria

Confession time: I only went to Salzburg because it was where the Sound of Music was based and filmed. I was raised on the Sound of Music. My mum had … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Imperial War Museum: The First World War Exhibition

100 years ago today, the Great War had already gone on over three months longer than expected. The Somme had not yet happened. Millions of young men had not yet … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment