Blurb; Isabel, Izzy to her friends, has got nothing left to lose when she makes the bravest decision of her life.
A month living under canvas on the Yorkshire Moors with five strangers wouldn’t normally be her idea of a good time, even if there is prize money to be won at the end of it, but she’s all out of options.
Joining her in this wild goose chase, being filmed for a TV show, are farmer Seb, whose marriage is creaking but who is desperate not to lose his family. Sheltered Ruth who needs an opportunity to show she can make her own decisions. Glamorous socialite Kanga, who has been living a lie. American Junior who has his own secret that has led him there. And last but not least, mysterious and brooding Mac, who Izzy can’t help but be drawn to.
As the fickleness of nature tests them all to their limits, this disparate group come together to face the challenge. But when Izzy finally tells them the truth that has brought her out on the Moors, will that be the end of their adventure, or the beginning of her future? Because what Izzy really needs is a place to call home, and someone to share it with could be even better…
My Review; This was a lovely read to end the year on. It’s a reality tv/camp out with other strangers trying to find a big cat on the loose, will they find it? Tempers get heated, romances occur and feuds. But each person who is there has their own reason for being there and all have very different backgrounds and come from different lifestyles. Maybe they could all learn something from each other? It’s a coming together story with a beautiful ending for all. I loved Izzy and Macs characters. It’s a story full of endurance, learning and new beginnings for all the characters. I really enjoyed it. But some of the chapters were a little long for my personal liking. A well deserved four stars. Could easily have a follow up book to this which I’d love to read. Highly recommend.
Blurb; Pull on your wellies, grab your flat cap and join Jeremy Clarkson in this hilarious and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the farm we’re all obsessed with. Welcome to Clarkson’s farm.
An idyllic spot offering picturesque views across the Cotswolds, bustling hedgerows and natural springs, it’s the perfect plot of land for someone to delegate the actual, you know, farming to someone else while he galivants around the world in cars.
Until one day, Jeremy decided he would do the farming itself.
After all, how hard could it be? . . .
Faced with suffocating red tape, biblical weather, local objections, a global pandemic and his own frankly staggering ignorance of how to ‘do farming’, Jeremy soon realises that turning the farm around is going to take more than splashing out on a massive tractor.
Fortunately, there’s help at hand from a large and (mostly) willing team, including girlfriend Lisa, Kaleb the Tractor Driver, Cheerful Charlie, Ellen the Shepherd and Gerald, his Head of Security and Dry Stone Waller.
Between them, they enthusiastically cultivate crops, rear livestock and hens, keep bees, bottle spring water and open a farm shop. But profits remain elusive.
And yet while the farm may be called Diddly Squat for good reason, Jeremy soon begins to understand that it’s worth a whole lot more to him than pounds, shillings and pence . . .
My review; I’ve always been a huge fan of Jeremy Clarkson in top gear, grand tour and now his own farm series over on Amazon which I enjoyed and thought it was hilarious. So imagine me seeing him bringing out a book about it too. Its basically everything that was shown in series one of his farm series with a few bits I don’t remember being in the show. Each chapter is written just how Jeremy would speak it himself. So parts had me laughing away while reading. But it’s a very interesting read. I’m not one to read about farms usually but put Jeremy Clarkson running it I’m interested. He’s blunt. Honest. Funny and he tells everything as it is. I actually learnt a lot about farming through his program and this book so he made me aware of several things. A brilliant read. An easy, short read at just over 200 pages. A well deserved four stars.
Blurb; Save the universe in the awesome and hilarious new space-themed adventure series from bestselling authors Katie and Kevin Tsang!
Suzie Wen LOVES gadgets and inventing things – but her inventions don’t always turn out how she expects . . . And when Suzie invent the Super 3DTV Gizmo she ends up getting transported into her favourite TV show – Space Blasters! On board the space ship with Captain Jane, Spaceman Jack and alien with attitude Five-Eyed Frank, Suzie is soon exploring new planets – like the smelly Planet Cheddar – and meeting plenty of aliens. But when moons start disappearing, it’s up to Suzie to save the universe. Can she put her inventing skills to use? And will she ever get home?
Funny, accessible and highly illustrated stories, perfect for readers aged 6 and up and fans of Bunny vs Monkey, Grimwood, Kitty Quest – and space!
STEM themes woven throughout, including real mindbending space facts and pages from Suzie’s inventors’ notebook
My Review; This is a short, easy children’s read. A space adventure. Contains inventions, aliens, moons, space, space ship and several very unusual planets. When Suzie finds herself transported into the space ship of a TV show she watches she soon find out that they need her help to save the universe. But will she be able to return home? Can they save the universe together? A fun adventure with black and white illustrations throughout. I enjoyed it. Perfect children’s read. A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend for little people.
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