Perfect Skin by Alexandra Soveral

As you might have realised, I have something of an embarrassing weakness for self-help books. Hand me anything that promises to help me improve myself and I will probably grab it. This particular book had a positive review in the Financial Times, and so… I bought it. When I was reading the review, I somehow managed to miss the fact that the book is about … Continue reading Perfect Skin by Alexandra Soveral

Diana in her own words- not the best of documentaries

Channel 4’s excellent publicity made me curious to see their new documentary about the life of Diana. Make sure you don’t repeat my mistake… I know perhaps less than most about Diana. I was born in 1992, and I only vaguely remember watching her funeral on TV. I have gathered some bits and pieces from magazines and newspapers, but I can’t say honestly that I … Continue reading Diana in her own words- not the best of documentaries

Yuval Noah Harari’s “Sapiens” – Book Review

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is definitely not a work of history. If you want a short outline of events that leads up to now, you are in the wrong place. Yuval Noah Harari is much more interested in the history of ideas that made humans what they are. That said, his narratives, though they may be based on fact ( I use the … Continue reading Yuval Noah Harari’s “Sapiens” – Book Review