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The Prison Doctor by Dr Amanda Brown

This isn’t something I would probably pick up myself, but my boyfriend sent it over to read during lockdown. Despite it not being something I would choose, I read it in a little over a day. I think he chose this because we have both recently read...

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Barca: A People’s Passion by Jimmy Burns

I bought this history of FC Barcelona in a charity shop ages ago and it has sat on a pile unloved and unread for a few years. This is important because it was published in 2000 and therefore misses the club’s most successful period, so anyone...

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Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith

I’m reading Patti Smith’s Year of the Monkey. Smith charts a year in her life in relation to the signs of the Chinese zodiac. She notes: “Anything is possible: after all, it’s the year of the monkey.” It’s the year she turns 70 and faces...

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