Need a new book to get stuck into? Muddy, as ever, is here to help. Taking being a bookworm to a whole new level is Muddy HQ’s Kerry Potter. She gets 300 – yes, THREE HUNDRED shiny new tomes delivered to her house every month as she’s also books editor at a glossy mag (won’t somebody think of her postman and his lumbago?). So who better to do a monthly round-up of her favourite new releases?
‘Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life‘ so begins The Girl Before, a psychological thriller by J.P. Delaney, out this month and already destined for the silver screen in a film directed by Ron Howard.
I was given an advance copy by Nash at the lovely Much Ado Books which has a shelf full of such things for members of its friends’ club.
Want an antidote to all those smug ‘Mummy’ blogs and over-optomistic parenting manuals? Well here it is. Brighton author Katie Kirby, who may be familiar to you through her Gin Bunny greetings cards, has turned her stick figure cartoons into a hilarious take on what it’s really like to bring up young kids. Pippa at Muddy Herts is a big fan and even ran a live Q&A with Katie up there recently (with G&Ts on hand of course!) Here’s her take on the book….
The Urban Guide to the Countryside -