Posts Tagged ‘books’

The Making of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Audrey Hepburn

I don’t think I know many women who haven’t watched and loved Breakfast at Tiffany’s a thousand times over. It speaks to the greatness of the film that it still resonates so much with women of every generation. It wasn’t until a couple of years after I first saw the movie that I read Truman Capote’s original book. There were some definite stark differences between the book and what eventually made it to screen. So when I was recently sent ‘5th Avenue, 5 A.M. Audrey Hepburn and the making of Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, I couldn’t wait to read more of the story of how this cult classic came about. (more…)

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The Most Popular Blogger You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Friday, October 12th, 2012

When I first moved back to the UK in 2009, back to Leeds, I was meeting with some cool creative types up there. We would exchange ideas and put the world to rights. One of the people in that group was Shang Ting Peng. Quiet and unassuming, she had moved to Leeds a few months before me from Taiwan, via Barcelona. When I got talking to her, I found she’s super into fashion and works on all sorts of cool projects. She told me she had a Facebook page called UK Observing Diary, where she documents Leeds street style and culture. Pretty cool, I thought. Then she said it had over 120,000 likes and gets millions of hits a month. WHOA! I thought. Shang Ting may just be the most popular blogger we’ve never heard of! UK Observing Diary has such a cult following back in Taiwan that Shang Ting got a book deal. She just recently got back from a month long book tour in Taiwan. I caught up with her to get the skinny.


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Men Love Abuse – Oh Really?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

So, I’m browsing Kitty Bradshaw’s lovely blog the other day and come across her post about Tionna Smalls’ new book ‘Men Love Abuse.’ Rather baffled by the title to begin with, I read on and concluded I will not be purchasing this fine piece of literature. In a time where so much energy is devoted to finding a significant other, I really can’t get on board with the age old theory of ‘just be f*cking awful to each other and you’ll get married.’ Surely we should’ve come up with some more advanced schools of thought by now.


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And the Winners are…

Monday, December 27th, 2010

The winners of my Galaxy Book Club Giveaway are….drumroll please….

Ineke Daans and Nessy.

Woo hoo! Congrats to you both. They’ll win a copy of either Knots & Crosses by Ian Rankin or The Truth About Melody Brown by Lisa Jewell and of course, a big bar of Galaxy chocolate each – yums!

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Galaxy Book Club Giveaway

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

‘Tis the season to be jolly and give stuff away!

With all the time we get off at Christmas, it’s a great time to cosy up by the fire with a new book. Galaxy, the makers of the lovely chocolate, are doing the One Million Book Giveaway. If you buy one of their promotional bars of chocolate, you could be in with a chance of winning one of five top best sellers by entering the code at

I’m just started reading Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, which is about a family at war with itself. I’m only a little way in, but am already a big fan of Franzen’s style and am very intrigued to see how these characters’ stories unfold.

In the spirit of giving, I have a couple of best selling books to give away to help you chillax during the holidays. Woo hoo! Two winners will receive a copy of either Knots & Crosses by Ian Rankin or The Truth About Melody Brown by Lisa Jewell and a bar of Galaxy chocolate each.

Simply leave me a comment telling me what your favourite book is and you’re in with a chance to win. Simples!

Competition closes at 6pm this Sunday (December 26th) and I’ll announce the winners on Monday.

Good luck and happy reading!

*Only one entry per person

*This is a sponsored post


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