Available now!

I am very excited to reveal that Sidney Delicious is now published! Many thanks to Nicky Taylor Editorial, and Victoria Twead, Ant Press, who have encouraged me so much and worked with me to make this possible. Print-on-demand production of the paperback should be available in the UK, Europe, the USA, and Australia. The e-book… Continue reading Available now!

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Wish You Were Here – Holiday Memories: An anthology of travel stories by Alyson Sheldrake My rating: 5 of 5 stars Highly recommended for the armchair traveller. I so enjoyed the opportunity to visit all these wonderful places from the comfort of my own home, without even needing to pack a bag!Twenty unique authors share… Continue reading Book review

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Watery Ways by Valerie Poore My rating: 5 of 5 stars Having fared with Val in one of her later books it was a delight to read about her early introduction to the world of Dutch barges in Rotterdam. Her growing love for these beautiful historic vessels is paralleled by a touching romance. We learn… Continue reading Book review

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The Rhino Crash: A Memoir of Conservation, Unlikely Friendships and Self-Discovery by Nick Newman My rating: 5 of 5 stars An engrossing read. This is a book in two halves. The first half of the book is about the stresses of monitoring and protecting black rhinos from poachers. Nick’s tireless efforts to keep them safe… Continue reading Book review

Book launch!

We are doubly excited here at Restaurante Albar. Not only are we relaunching our Listen and Lunch events,we are super proud that, local author Helen Stephenson,has chosen Albar to launch her first book, Sidney Delicious, the memoir of a Spanish rescue dog. The launch will be Friday the 26th of November 12.30. Cava and Canape on… Continue reading Book launch!

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The Shepherd’s Life: A People’s History of the Lake District by James Rebanks My rating: 5 of 5 stars The account of sheep farming in James Rebanks’ book is authentic living history. He keeps the traditions of his father and grandfather alive and feels a connection to those who farmed the same land over, possibly,… Continue reading Book review

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The Narrowboat Lad by Daniel Mark Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars Dan has been loving walking and cycling in his local area for many years and decides he would just love to live independently on the local canals. So this is the story of the pleasures and anxieties of his first year of… Continue reading Book review

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Not Cool: Europe by Train in a Heatwave by Jules Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars 9 cities, 9 countries, 9 days? Madness! But I too have wondered what it would be like to travel around Europe by train nowadays, having enjoyed a fabulous InterRail month all the way to Italy and Greece in… Continue reading Book review

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Fresh Eggs and Dog Beds 3: More living ‘The Dream’ in Rural Ireland by Nick Albert My rating: 5 of 5 stars Watch out for that giant wood wasp! I was gifted this book so had not read parts 1 and 2 of the series but part 3 happily stood alone. I soon got to… Continue reading Book review

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Never Pack an Ice-Axe: Tales From a Travel Writer’s Life by Jules Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a great title! I happily went along with our chatty guide, Jules, dropping in on random places all over the world. I enjoyed the fact that he had “never found a place yet that doesn’t… Continue reading Book review