Archives for December 2012

Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days – By Tarek Malouf

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary ‘Tis the season to be greedy’ … so don your festive apron and have a go at baking some treats from the Hummingbird Cake Days cookbook this Christmas. This baking bible is adorned with impossibly beautiful and mouth-watering images of various calorific delights. The chapters are conveniently divided into […]

Letters From Father Christmas – By J.R.R. Tolkien

 Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Charming doesn’t quite cover it for me on this one.  I first listened to Derek Jacobi reading this on ‘my first sony’, (I still have the cassette tapes) and what a magnificent actor to give voice to Tolkien’s living, breathing, letter-writing and present-giving Father Christmas. His voice shifts from wilful […]

A Christmas Carol – By Charles Dickens

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary When someone asks you what you’re reading, say a ‘novella in five staves’ and watch them be impressed. A Christmas Carol is such a novella and one that should be read for its hilarity, delight and true festiveness.  I watched the ultimate transformation of the misanthropic Scrooge to joy-filled merry […]

Author Spotlight: JRR Tolkien

  My introduction to JRR Tolkien came at the age of seven, when my Dad read The Hobbit to me. He was not a man inclined to mimic characters when reading, but something about that particular story transformed him (in his mind at least) into a multi-talented voice artist. Though his repertoire was a bit […]