I’m an avid reader, bibliophile, book hoarder and lover of all things literary. But I’m not a professional reviewer. I have a full-time job unrelated to books or publishing so reading, book blogging and reviewing are strictly hobby activities and (sadly) have to fit in around other things. I know far more about pre-legislative scrutiny than is good for the human soul.
For several years I ran a successful secondhand bookshop on line but couldn’t quite bring myself to move away from London to be able to afford the space that growing the business would require, so I went back to being employed full time. These days I ache to be back in bookshop-land.
I love London and enjoy reading about the city and the areas where I live (Wimbledon) and work (Westminster). That passion affects many of my reading choices – always partial to a good story set in the fair city.
Other things I like include horse riding, theatre, cycling, coffee and cooking. The more of these I can enjoy with friends, the better.