Review: The Fifty States

Randomly receiving books in the post is something that happens to me with distressing infrequency, so it was nice to get this rather gorgeous book to review, courtesy of Mumsnet. The Fifty States is a beautifully produced coffee-table hardback consisting of fifty quirky illustrated maps, one for each of America’s states. The idea is that […]

Thank you, science

I love graveyards. I’m not ghoulish, I just love the stories that cemeteries tell. Gravestones encapsulated brevity long before Twitter. A birthdate, a date of death, some family members and maybe a religious quote. And that’s it: a whole life, summarised. Our new house is near a large cemetery and I often walk through it […]