My Sabbatical is Over!

I’m back. However, posts will not be as frequent as during the old days. Also, I’ve decided not to allow your beautiful comments partly because of the time it takes to reply. If there’s one thing I need in excess these days, it’s Time!


Since 1971 the Costa Book Awards have delighted and dazzled readers by picking the most enjoyable books published each year for five-category shortlists – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book. From these category winners the overall Costa Book of the Year is picked and heralded as the finest book published that year – a true masterpiece of imaginative writing.

It is our great pleasure to confirm The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather as the Costa Book of the Year 2019….

Source: The Costa Book Awards 2019

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah