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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Come And Tell Me Some Lies by Raffaella Barker: On The Cover


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First up, the image does no justice to the beauty of  the book as it actually is. If you think the cover looks beautiful here, I suggest you go and pick yourself a copy.

The first reason I agreed to the publishers, Bloomsbury, sending me a copy of Come And Tell Me Some Lies by Raffaella Barker was the fact that the cover is simply mind-blowingly gorgeous...I mean, look at it...It's the typical artsy cover you definitely cannot miss to have on your bookshelf. Something about it just pulls you in.

The second reason was of course that she is a writer who happens to be the daughter of a poet...wow...I couldn't refuse in any case.

In fact, the publishers have been so kind that they sent me an entire set of her books - six in all...so reviews and more coming up soon.

For now, I started reading this one, and must tell you, its as and more beautiful as the cover promises.

Before I digress, let's move over to see what's on the cover, to get a better idea of what the storyline is like.

'funny, clever and touching.' Guardian

'a gentle charming account of a family of cosmopolitan sophistication living in a rural shambles' Evening Standard

Gabriella lives in a damp, ramshackle, book-strewn farmhouse in Norfolk with her tempestuous father and unconventional mother. Alongside her ever expanding set of siblings and half-siblings, numerous pets and her father's rag-tag admirers,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Books By Raffaella Barker From Bloomsbury

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Bloomsbury sent me a collection of these amazing books by author Raffaella Barker. When the publishers asked me if I would be interested to read them and talk about them, the first reason I said yes, was the gorgeous art covers....You'll see soon what I mean...the covers blew me away...

The second reason was of course that she is the daughter of a poet...wow...how cool is that!!!

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So this morning I received a set of 6 of her beautiful books...Here's a quick look:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Raghu Rearview My Roadies Journey by Raghu: First Page Mondays




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So of course I had to get this book, right? For those of you who are based in India, you probably are a Roadies fan, or obviously know something about it (even as basic as the ads in that case) ;)

I've been a major Roadies fan, and have watched it from the first year, day 1, and from Season 1 till date, have not missed any of it yet.....so it was obvious that I would be reading this book...also coz I like and admire this man a lot... 

Have just started reading it, so here's the first page for you to check..if you're a Roadies fan like me, you absolutely need to read Raghu: Rearview My Roadies Journey by Raghu.

Here we go...

'The rudest man on television

COLOSCEUM CREW ROOM, PUNE
31 OCTOBER 2012, 11:30 AM

Raghu! Raghu! Raghu!

A steady chant. I'm pacing the big, bare crew room at Laxmi Lawns, Pune. Outside, it's a lovely crisp morning. The door is shut tight but I hear them out in the halls anyway. Raghu! Raghu! Raghu! The chant grows louder, then wanes, but as I slip on my jacket, it's back. Raghu! Raghu! Raghu!