You’re only lonely when you HAVE to be alone

SOCIETY A HISTORY OF SOLITUDE   by David Vincent (Polity £25, 304pp) The past three months have put the fickle relationship between solitude and loneliness under the spotlight like never before. As lockdown starts to lift, many of us, long cooped up alone, are gratefully seizing the chance to reunite with loved ones in ‘support bubbles’. … Read more

Charming new book celebrates the history of traditional seaside trips in Britain 

We’re all going on a summer holiday! Charming new book presents a series of heartwarming snaps to celebrate the history of traditional seaside trips in Britain Kathryn Ferry explores the history of seaside objects in a charming new tome  Among the photos is a family of middle-aged ladies and gents on an outing  The craze … Read more

Aubergine and green pepper sabji

Aubergine and green pepper sabji The aniseed flavour of carom seeds makes a lovely change from the more typical cumin in this recipe. It demands so little effort, it’s great for midweek meals and can be enjoyed with whatever you have at home: bread, naan, roti or rice – it goes well with everything. The … Read more

PICTURE BOOKS  | Daily Mail Online

PICTURE BOOKS By Sally Morris for the Daily Mail Published: 22:03 BST, 18 June 2020 | Updated: 22:03 BST, 18 June 2020 I’M STICKING WITH YOU by Smriti Halls Illustrated by Steve Small (S&S £12.99, 32pp) I’M STICKING WITH YOU by Smriti Halls Illustrated by Steve Small (S&S £12.99, 32pp) Small children need love, reassurance … Read more

WHAT BOOK would crime writer Karin Slaughter take to a desert island?  

WHAT BOOK would crime writer Karin Slaughter take to a desert island? Karin Slaughter is currently reading Emily St. John Mandel’s The Glass House She would take The Complete Harry Potter Series to a desert island Crime writer said Orlando by Virginia Woolf left her cold By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:03 BST, 18 June 2020 | … Read more

Fashion: Happy Shopping  | Daily Mail Online

Hooray for the high street reopening tomorrow – and not a moment too soon for the YOU fashion team. These are the summer standouts they’ve got their eye on already… 1 Hat, £12.99, hm.com. 2 Dress, £397.50, Edeline Lee, fenwick.co.uk. 3 Ring, £30, jigsaw-online.com. 4 Sandals, £56, topshop.com. 5 Dress, £15, Primark stores. 6 Necklace, £9.99, … Read more