Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater

I don’t usually write book reviews for my blog, but there are so many good books being released and caught up in the Covid-19 isolation that I thought I’d give some of them just a little extra push. I love the premise of this novel, a fictional extension of Jonathan Swift’s eighteenth-century, Gulliver’s Travels, the … Continue reading Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater

Life with the ducks

For the last eight weeks I’ve woken to the sounds of waterbirds: the foghorn quack of ducks, the cry of seagulls and the strange, sharp bark of coots. If I’m lucky, the wind is blowing and the barge sways along with it. If it’s raining, the sound on the roof makes our tiny bedroom feel … Continue reading Life with the ducks