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A dangerous Pilgrimage

10 May 2018
A dangerous Pilgrimage

A dangerous Pilgrimage

10 May 2018

If the idea of a 900-page epic seems a bit daunting, think again. The pace and tension in I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, makes it athriller in the true…


Is there life on Mars?

10 May 2018
Is there life on Mars?

Is there life on Mars?

10 May 2018

I have on occasion fantasised about what music and books I would choose should I find myself invited on to Desert Island Discs and how I would cope if…


A life journey

10 May 2018
A life journey

A life journey

10 May 2018

The orphan train tells the life, in flashback, of one of the immigrant children who was fostered by families across the US. It is an engaging tale, but…


Chapter and verse

10 May 2018
Chapter and verse

Chapter and verse

10 May 2018

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a life-affirming fable with a twist The Storied LIfe of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin is an enjoyable, easy…


Thanks for the memory

10 May 2018
Thanks for the memory

Thanks for the memory

10 May 2018

The name of your first-born. Your age. Your address... What would happen if your memory of these began to fade? Is it possible to rebuild your life? The…


This could be Amsterdam...

10 May 2018
This could be Amsterdam...

This could be Amsterdam...

10 May 2018

Good things don’t necessarily come in small packages.The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, received rave reviews and has been adapted for television, but…


That’s life

10 May 2018
That’s life

That’s life

10 May 2018

Kate Atkinson’s epic pair of books Life after Life and A God in Ruins are a triumph of fascinating story-telling in a mould-breaking style. If you are…


An over-looked American classic

10 May 2018
An over-looked American classic

An over-looked American classic

10 May 2018

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was written in 1943, but the style and language gives it a contemporary feel, that brings the characters to life I…


Second World War Nazi occupation of France seen through the eyes of a blind child

10 May 2018
Second World War Nazi occupation of France seen through the eyes of a blind child

Second World War Nazi occupation of France seen through the eyes of a blind child

10 May 2018

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is a fable centred around two children leading very different lives. It is a moving and engrossing page-turner For…


Gloriously savage

10 May 2018
Gloriously savage

Gloriously savage

10 May 2018

Low-life Cork society as depicted in The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerny, will leave you gasping for air and you'll find yourself laughing your way…


La dolce vita

10 May 2018
La dolce vita

La dolce vita

10 May 2018

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante is the first in the Neapolitan Quartet. It is a brutal, unfrilly depiction of Italian culture from the 1950s to…


Out & About - September 2016

25 August 2016
Out & About - September 2016

Out & About - September 2016

25 August 2016

Monthly leisure and lifestyle magazine - @outnaboutberks Features There's no business like Royal County of Berkshire Show business - Geraldine GArdner…


Mark Little

10 December 2015
Mark Little

Mark Little

10 December 2015

Mark Little was born in Brisbane, Australia. He trained as an actor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney, and in the late 1980s landed the…


TV auctioneer to offer value for money

07 September 2015
TV auctioneer to offer value for money

TV auctioneer to offer value for money

07 September 2015

Valuation event with SAS Auctions for the Over 80s' Parcel Fund TV ANTIQUES expert Thomas Plant and his colleagues from SAS Auctions will be holding a…


Salon team up for top award

19 March 2015
Salon team up for top award

Salon team up for top award

19 March 2015

A SHAW salon is in the running for the crown of Salon of the Year in the prestigious English Hair and Beauty awards A SHAW salon is in the running for…


out&about in today's Newbury Weekly News

19 February 2015
out&about in today's Newbury Weekly News

out&about in today's Newbury Weekly News

19 February 2015

D on't miss the March edition of out&about magazinefree in t oday's paper. More than 60 pages with food, fashion, motoring, gardening, books and technology…


Black Friday at Parkway

28 November 2014
Black Friday at Parkway

Black Friday at Parkway

28 November 2014

TODAY (Friday) sees the return of Black Friday with discounts planned inside H&M, The Entertainer, Schuh, John Lewis and more. With big brands and…


Competition time - win a month's supply of Simply Great drinks

04 August 2014
Competition time - win a month's supply of Simply Great drinks

Competition time - win a month's supply of Simply Great drinks

04 August 2014

Newbury-based Simply Great Drinks Companyis bringing its rickshaw to Sainsbury’s on Hector’sWay on Friday, August 8 to sample its deliciously healthy…


Living the Downton Dream

06 January 2014
Living the Downton Dream

Living the Downton Dream

06 January 2014

Last year, the producers of Downton Abbey announced that they were looking for some local extras for the final scene at the end of the last series. They…


Former Theale Green pupil Diane Setterfield talks about her novel The Thirteenth Tale

30 December 2013
Former Theale Green pupil Diane Setterfield talks about her novel The Thirteenth Tale

Former Theale Green pupil Diane Setterfield talks about her novel The Thirteenth Tale

30 December 2013

Writers first book adapted for BBC drama There can't be many writers whose first novel, a gothic suspense story, is made into a film with acclaimed actors…


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