Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

    If you haven’t yet read The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,  you’ve probably heard of…

Recipe: Japanese Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Grilled Mackerel

    Looking for a soup with a difference for these cool winter nights? You can’t…

Covid-19: An Expert’s Cold Hard Facts

      COVID-19 is “the greatest public health crisis of the last hundred years,” says…

Film: The Booksellers

      If you love books you will not want to miss this engaging documentary.…

Recipe: Luke’s Vegan Nice Nachos with Beetroot Chips

    Luke Hines is an expert on healthy eating and his new book Eat More…

Budgerigar, The Book

    A small and enchanting book arrived at Starfish HQ recently. Called Budgerigar, it contains…

Recipe: Julia’s Tray-Roasted Chicken with Grapes, Olives and Walnuts

      You’ve rushed home after a busy day at work or play and you…

Deborah Cassrels: A Correspondent’s Memoir of Bali and Indonesia

          Gods And Demons is a fascinating new memoir  by journalist Deborah…

Valerie Taylor: An Adventurous Life

    Ron and Valerie Taylor made their name filming sharks, finding that people had an…

Recipe: Charlotte’s Lemon Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

      Here’s a deliciously decadent cake from Charlotte Ree’s  new cookbook Just Desserts (Pan…