The cut-throat world of urban India, a British road trip, a wild Scottish island and a remarkable life filled with global adventures…

I am an Island by Tamsin Calidas

The landscape is as much a lead character as the book’s author in this autobiography about collapse and redemption on a remote Hebridean Island. Disenchanted by London, Calidas and her husband left high-flying careers to move 500 miles north and start farming. At first it’s idyllic but as the children she’d longed for fail to materialise and her marriage breaks down, Calidas finds herself in ever-increasing isolation. This is a movingbook about solitude, friendship, resilience, and self-discovery.

Captain Tom's Life Lessons

This year got off to a very sad start when the nation’s hero, Captain Sir tom Moore, sadly passed away from Covid-19. It seemed a cruel twist of fate that this remarkable man who had raised our spirits as well as tens of millions of pounds for the NHS, was taken by the very virus that prompted him to do it. This book is full of wit, warmth, and wisdom that made Captain Tom so special and is a record of his reflections and guiding principles from a long life, well lived. The book will surely be a source of reassurance, hope, and encouragement for generations to come and see his legacy live on.

The cut-throat world of urban India, a British road trip, a wild Scottish island and a remarkable life filled with global adventures…

White Tiger

New on Netflix, this fast paced film is an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning debut novel. It tells the tale of a rich Indian family’s ambitious driver who uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. the film encapsulates modern India’s energy and colour as well as the huge gap between rich and poor. Adarsh Gourav plays the lead character of Balram and the film has an explosive Indian soundtrack that will get your pulse racing and cinematography that will make you long for teh unique atmosphere of India’s chaotic city streets.

Supernova

This British drama film was written and directed by Harry Maqueen and stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. The two play a long-time devoted couple and Tucci’s character has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. They embark on a poignant road trip across the UK in a campervan and against the mountainous landscapes of northern England, the film explores themes of love and loss. Supernova’s world premiere was at the San Sebastián international Film Festival last year and it’s scheduled to be released in March.