Review: Murder of a Lady

3 STARS Anthony Wynne, 1931 “There’s something wrong with this house.” Republished for the first time since 1931 as part of the British Library’s ‘Crime Classics’ series, this cleverly plotted novel harkens back to the ‘golden age’ of crime writing, when mysteries like these were simply puzzles to be worked out by the reader, rather…

Wandering Around London (15 free things to do)

‘Seeing the sights’ in London can quickly become very expensive. But the fact is, every street in Central London is just so jam-packed with amazing places – be it luxury shops, beautiful parks, huge galleries or some of the most famous and important buildings in the country – all of which are free to enter,…

London//visit: Wimbledon

All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Church Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE From the moment you disembark at Wimbledon train station, there’s a magical feeling in the air. The local high street is buzzing, every shop window decorated with tennis paraphernalia, as a stream of people make their way through the suburban streets on…

London//eat: Cicchetti

215 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9HL and 30 Wellington St, London WC2E 7BD Dining out in London doesn’t get much better than this: authentic Italian food served tapas-style! With two locations in London, this upmarket restaurant is hotly in demand for both lunch and dinner, so make sure you book ahead! But on to what…

London//eat: Afternoon Tea at The Royal Horseguards Hotel

The Royal Horseguards, 2 Whitehall Ct, Westminster, London SW1A 2EJ Afternoon tea is such a lovely way to spend a leisurely afternoon; it’s designed to be eaten slowly over a couple of hours, so it’s the perfect accompaniment to a good in-depth catch-up with a friend! And if you’re looking for a luxurious afternoon tea…

Review: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

4 STARS Muriel Spark, 1961  ‘Attend to me, girls. One’s prime is the moment one was born for. Now that my prime has begun – Sandy, your attention is wandering. What have I been talking about?’ ‘Your prime, Miss Brodie.’ This short novel, set in the Edinburgh of the 1930s, is a brilliantly structured portrayal…

Outfit: 30 June 2018

An evening stroll through the fields with a friend was an opportunity for a quick photo shoot! Wearing: TOP: Anthropologie (old, but shop their collection of tops here) SKIRT: New Look, size 8 (now on sale !! here) BAG: The Cambridge Satchel Company, in colour ‘Vintage’ (here!)

About me

Hi! My name is Rebekah Rochester, and I am currently studying English at the University of Cambridge. This blog is a home for my book reviews, travel diaries and occasional outfit or recipe. I live in a small town in North Yorkshire, and I love walking in the local woodland by the river. I love…