Blogger of the Week: Julie Hoegh, Bookstoker

Every week at The Great Big Book Club, we will be showcasing some of the respected voices within our Blog Community. These are book bloggers who not only review books & are a wealth of knowledge for good reads, they also have their fingers on the pulse of the literature world. One of such bloggers,Continue reading “Blogger of the Week: Julie Hoegh, Bookstoker”

Author of the Week: Polly Samson

This week’s Author of the Week is Polly Samson. Polly Samson is the author of A Theatre for Dreamers which debuted at number 2 on the Sunday Times hardback fiction bestseller list. This week Polly and Imogen chat books, live and lockdown Polly is also the author of two short story collections and two previous novels. Her work hasContinue reading “Author of the Week: Polly Samson”

Book-Cast of the Week: In the Crypt with a Candlestick

For this week’s bookcast of the week, Daisy Waugh reads from her new book, In the Crypt with a Candlestick You can read our full review of ‘In the Crypt with a Candlestick in our ‘Books of the Week’ post from Imogen Edwards-Jones here. As one of the most uplifting reads for lockdown, Waugh’s novelContinue reading “Book-Cast of the Week: In the Crypt with a Candlestick”

Lockdown Lunch with Tom Aikens

This week cook with Michelin Star Award Winning Chef, Tom Aikens This delicious Rack of Lamb and Cous Cous is a fabulous pick me up and you should find the ingredients easy to come by in your local supermarket LAMB RACK WITH DRIED FRUIT COUSCOUS FOR THE LAMB MARINADE 1 small rack of lamb –Continue reading “Lockdown Lunch with Tom Aikens”

Happy Hour: Salted Caramel Espresso Martini

Today’s recipe? Salted Caramel Espresso Martini Enjoy the ultimate decadent happy hour treat during lockdown, from our friends & drink content specialists at Tippl . We will be showcasing their indulgent & picture perfect cocktail recipes every week to help you wind down in lockdown. Ingredients: 50ml/ 2 parts salted caramel vodka 25ml/ 1 partContinue reading “Happy Hour: Salted Caramel Espresso Martini”

Books of the Week 27.04.20

Here are our picks for Books for the Week. They were published either just before or during lockdown and they are all highly recommended. Imogen edwards-jones A Theatre for Dreamers  Polly Samson “Hands Down the best book I’ve read all year. Luminous, immersive, gorgeous, profound. I feckin’ love it!” Joanne Harris Set in 1960s onContinue reading “Books of the Week 27.04.20”

‘Meet Me In the In Between’ by Bella Pollen

“Bella Pollen creates magic” Vanity fair Interwoven with exquisite passages of graphic memoir, Meet Me in the In-Between is bestselling author Bella Pollen’s surprisingly tender, frequently funny and achingly poignant quest to keep on looking for the extraordinary in an ordinary life. Growing up the middle child of transatlantic parents, Bella Pollen never quite learnt how toContinue reading “‘Meet Me In the In Between’ by Bella Pollen”

BETTINA CAMPOLUCCI BORDI: Red Lentil Dhal & Tandoori Chickpeas

Plant-based chef, Bettina Campolucci Bordi of Bettina’s Kitchen is here to provide you with inspiration and motivation in the world of plants. For the ultimate hearty, comfort food dish for isolation times, she is sharing her mouth-watering red lentil dhal & tandoori chickpeas.

Falastin: A Cookbook

A ground-breaking and modern Middle Eastern cookbook, FALASTIN is a love letter to a place and its people. From Ottolenghi co-founder Sami Tamimi and co-collaborator Tara Wigley, this is an evocative collection of over 110 unforgettable recipes written for the busy home cook and stories that will make you want to find out more. TravellingContinue reading “Falastin: A Cookbook”