Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Review: Notting Hill, Actually by Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson is one of Britain 's best-loved journalists.

Now, many of her finest articles are gathered in one place for the first time - together with an exclusive essay on the fall and rise of the area she is most closely associated with, London's Notting Hill.

From Hugh Grant to the housing bubble, families to fro-yo, Rachel realises that the devil is in the detail and that there are reasons to be cheerful even during the economic gloom.

In her fearless prose, Rachel tackles what not to wear, pet-hates, social media pests, holidaying in Syria and life as a me-columnist. With a quick wit and an eye for satire, she cuts to the hilarious truth of life in modern Britain.

Whether it be battling yummy mummies at a sport's day or considering whether housework really is the new sex, Rachel is neither tired of London, nor of life.

Rachel's columns have kept readers laughing for years - now the cream of the crop is brought together in this lively and irreverent read.

E-galley received for review.

I'm an admitted lover of all things British, so I was delighted to come across this collection of articles and I genuinely enjoyed every page of it!

The author has a wonderful feel to her writing that makes it seem as if you're sitting chatting with your best friend over coffee (or tea). She's honest and funny and someone you'd actually like to have as a friend in real life.

The articles themselves are, obviously, beautifully written with a refreshing humor and frankness and cover a wide variety of topics. Whether you read them all or just a few, they're sure to entertain. And, as they're articles they're short enough to be read whenever one has a few minutes. Or you can do what I did and read them all in one go over the course of a morning.

I highly, highly recommend this lovely collection!

★★★★ = Really Liked It


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