RUNNING WITH THE KENYANS by ADHARANAND FINN

Continuing my journey to better fitness via inspirational books, I have just finished this smashing book, and cannot wait to read more from this talented writer (and ace runner). In 2011, with admirable courage and a great sense of adventure Mr. Finn, his gutsy wife and their 3 little children …

MOUNTAINS OF THE MIND by ROBERT MACFARLANE

What an absolutely wonderful book this is, an engaging mix of history, of the advent of climbing, of Mr. Macfarlane’s own climbing adventures, all coming together in a delightfully informative, exhilarating read. The author weaves his own climbing trips into his exploration of how mountaineering evolved from the mid-1700s to …

TRANSIENT DESIRES by DONNA LEON

Having just finished a novel about Venice, I moved straight onto another novel about Venice. Such joy! “Transient Desires”, the 30th in the stunning Commissario Guido Brunetti series, is every bit as gripping as the previous books, but it is but definitely a little darker. Although Guido’s delightful family is …