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The Bohemian who took up Bookkeeping

Have you had a miserable January sorting out your tax return? Last year I published a book called The Bohemian who took up Bookkeeping. It’s about how I used to be rubbish with money but things got so bad I had to change my ways.

Brian Jenner


The God of Small Things
As beautiful as it is heartbreaking. I’m also looking forward to Arundhati Roy’s second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Yuval Noah Harari explores what the future holds for humankind.

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize
This annual exhibition is always a highlight for me. It’s open until 8 February so get in there quick.

Laura Hunter

 

The two books that are sitting on my bed table are coincidentally the second novels for both authors- Here’s to early success!!! Lullaby by French-Moroccan author Leila Slimani is touted as France’s answer to Gone Girl. It’s a thriller about a murderous babysitter so may be best for readers with no young children at home.

And as soon as I finished Little Fires Everywhere, I knew I wanted to read more by Celeste Ng.  Everything I Never Told You is Ng’s first, also widely successful, novel.

Elena Bowes

 

Lost Girls

Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie is a glorious graphic novel exploring the erotic adventures of Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), Alice (Alice in Wonderland) and Wendy (Peter Pan), who meet in a hotel on the eve of WWI.

Kirsten Irving


Birds and Quacks

I was completely absorbed by Kyo Maclear’s Birds Art Life Death. The Canadian artist and writer takes us through her year of “noticing the small and significant” as she develops an interest in birdwatching and a friendship with “the musician” -hovering over love, loss and creative lulls along the way.

Amputations, alienism and anesthesia – not usually the stuff of comic genius. But Quacks is the funniest thing I’ve seen on the telly for ages. Original and surprising, written by the wonderful James Woods and starring the marvellous Rory Kinnear as one of four Victorian medics pushing boundaries. Now on DVD.

Bridget Waters 

 

 

All’s Well That Ends Well

All’s Well That Ends Well at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. A tender, thoughtful production full of really strong female characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.

Jill Hopper

 

New Impressions

New Impressions: Redesigning Norwich’s Renaissance Books. Local designers, inspired by the spectacular collection of Renaissance books in the Norfolk Heritage Centre, celebrate how these wonderful early printed books disseminated knowledge and engaged readers. Amazingly innovative, surprising, thought-provoking and beautiful.  Exhibition 26 January-10 February, Crypt Gallery, Norwich School, Cathedral Close.

Jane Chittenden

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Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
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Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley