Admittedly, with the Summer break there has not been the time to sit back and relax with the constant entertaining of the children. However, when we get a moment, this is what we’ve been watching and reading.
The Silence of Girls by Pat Barker – following on from our love of the book Circe (see here) we have started The Silence of Girls. It is a book written mainly from the view of Briseis, taken as a spoil of war, and given to Achilles, although herself wife of a “King” of a city allied to Troy and explores all the savagery and beliefs of the time and how women had to be strong to withstand such ideologies.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – we have just started this and are already hooked. It harks back to the glamour of old Hollywood exploring a retired actress’s life through the risks she took, the loves found and lost along the way and the secrets she has yet to reveal.
One by Jamie Oliver – if, like us you feel you have been cooking non stop over the Summer holidays and the thought of rustling up filling yet quick and easy suppers for after school and minimal fuss dinners, this book is for you. Jamie Oliver delivers recipes which work without mountains of ingredients.
All That Glitters: Britain’s Next Jewellery Star on BBC iPlayer – hosted by Katherine Ryan and with judges Dinny Hall and Shaun Leane, this second series follows eight contestants design and make pieces of jewellery to fit various briefs. It’s wonderful to watch the creativity and craftsmanship as well as seeing what goes into making the designs.
The Suspect on ITV – this series will have you guessing throughout. Starring ‘Mr. Poldark”, Aidan Turner as a psychologist whose life starts to unravel after the discovery of a body of a woman.
The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives on Netflix – a reality show with four women from Bollywood’s inner circle. Expect big hair, egos and expectations as the cameras follow these strong ladies in their glamorous world.
Only Murders in the Building on Disney Plus – we have just binge watched the two series of this fabulous programme. Martin Short and Steve Martin from Father of the Bride days team up with Selena Gomez to attempt to solve unfortunate murders which take place in their apartment block. Brilliantly written and totally addictive.