Funny Girl – Nick Hornby – Review

Five minutes after being crowned Miss Blackpool 1964, Barabra Parker has ditched the tiara and is off to London to make her fortune. A chance encounter, a shrewd change of name and one audition later sees Sophie Straw with her own BBC comedy series – and there the trouble starts.

Sophie works with a team of producers, writers and actors all vying to make this funny girl even funnier, and the nation loves her. This is the Swinging Sixties: freedom and creativity are booming in London. 

But everything is changing and nothing lasts forever. Sophie and her colleagues are in the limelight but how long can they stay on top? And when is it time to change the channel? 

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Holding Up the Universe – Jennifer Niven – Review

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, but no one’s ever looked past her weight to see who she really is. Since her mum’s death, Libby’s been hiding, but now she’s ready for high school.
I was to be the girl who can do anything.

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too – sexy, aloof and too cool for school. But Jack’s swaggering confidence is hiding a secret he must keep at all costs. Be charming. Be hilarious.
Don’t get too close to anyone.

Then Jack meets Libby. And their worlds change.
Because sometimes when you meet someone the whole universe just comes into focus.

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Photoset: An Italian Dream

I am still in awe of Italy, it was so beautiful and just amazing.

My boyfriend and I decided we would have a look at where we wanted to go on holiday to this year, we were looking into going to the Isle of Wight but then the idea of Italy popped into our heads…

So here are a few photos of our time in Italy, we explored Venice, Florence and Pisa in a week, which was one of the best weeks of my life.

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Eve of Man – Giovanna & Tom Fletcher – Review

Against all odds. She Survived. The first girl born in fifty years. They called her Eve.

All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past.

But at sixteen it’s time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She’s always accepted her fate.

Until she meets Bram.

Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom. But how do you choose between love and the future of human race? 

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Misfit – Charli Howard – Review

So, how did a slightly bonkers misfit with anxiety and eating disorders decide to solve their problems? I became a model, as you do.

Growing up, Charli Howard always felt like an outsider. So she looked at the skinny girls smiling out of magazines and came to the conclusion that to be happy, she needed to be thin. Believing that these models had perfect lives, she decided to become one herself. 

It wasn’t quite as glamorous as she’d hoped. No matter how much weight she lost, it was never enough. At her thinnest, Charli was dropped by her agency. Her angry response went viral, and she finally discovered that she wasn’t along after all. The perfection she’d been chasing does not exist.

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Gluten free in Italy

As a coeliac I am constantly filled with the anxiety of eating out, and having to be the ‘awkward’ one when you go out is never fun, so imagine the worry I had when my boyfriend and I booked a holiday to Italy – the birth place of pizza and pasta.

We were in Venice from Sunday morning to Tuesday afternoon, Florence from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning and in Pisa for Thursday morning/afternoon.
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