A Novel Experience – A Visit to Barter Books Alnwick

(This post about visiting Barter Books was updated in May 2019)   Barter Books in Alnwick is the most magical place for book lovers and is somewhere I could happily pass a day (week/month) or two curled up in a chair devouring a book. As a child I experienced worlds beyond my imagination through the books […]

10 best South African books to read before you visit

(This post about best South African books was updated in March 2019) I have spent a number of years both living and working in South Africa (and Botswana) and love reading books about South Africa especially when I am a little homesick. I love reading about destinations before I go as it gives me a […]

10 non-fiction books about Canada to read before you visit (or move there!)

  For this particular books about Canada post I have included only a non-fictional selection. I seem to have chosen books of a more humorous nature of which there seem to be quite a few! If you want to BE Canadian this list will certainly help you – though the constant marrying together of the words […]

7 Awesome books about Australian Animals

Australian animals - echidna, koala, kangaroo and wombat

  A selection of the best books about Australian animals. Find out about some of the most amazing and unique animals on the planet including koala, kangaroos, platypus, wombats and echidna! Whether you are visiting Australia and want to know more about the wildlife you can expect to see or are simply interested in knowing […]