Rachel Khoo

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July 16th, 2014

On My Bookshelf – The Letter for the King

Note: this giveaway is now closed. I was ready to drop my measuring cups and mixing bowls, and head for the hills for an adventure in the mountains while reading ‘The Letter for the King’. It’s a gripping but easy read. I love reading a variety of novels [...]

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May 29th, 2014

On My Bookshelf – The Rosie Project

It’s so satisfying when you come across a book that grabs your full attention from the get-go. And The Rosie Project by Australian author Graeme Simsion is such a treat to read. I really enjoyed how it has just the right amount of romance, coupled with a healthy dose of [...]

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February 20th, 2014

On My Bookshelf – London Style Guide

Benjamin Disraeli once said that “London is a roost for every bird”, and I couldn’t agree more. I really think that there’s something for everyone in London. (Keep reading to find out about my latest book giveaway).

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October 2nd, 2013

On My Bookshelf – Judith Kerr’s Creatures

I always dreamed that one day a tiger would turn up on my doorstep. Yep, that’s right. Judith Kerr’s delightful tale of a (charming) tiger that came to visit a little girl called Sophie was absolutely one of my most-loved stories as a child. Author of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and the delightful tales of Mog, Judith is one of my all-time favourite illustrators. You can imagine my excitement when I got my hands on a copy of ‘Judith Kerr’s Creatures: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Judith Kerr’, a beautiful and thoughtful retrospective of Judith’s life and work.

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July 3rd, 2013

Looking for summer reads

I’m a keen reader, especially when I’m travelling (somehow I always manage to squeeze in a few pages here and there, even when my schedule is jam-packed). I’m currently looking for some new summer reads. Any suggestions? I’d love to hear any ideas of books or magazines that you think I might like (hardcopy or Kindle version).

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May 30th, 2013

On My Bookshelf – Farm Anatomy

What do angora, Green Hubbard, standard bronze, brisket, and Delaware Jersey have in common? Answer: they can all be found on a farm! (FYI in case you’re wondering – rabbit, squash, breed of turkey, prime cut of beef, and a type of axe head :)).

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April 24th, 2013

On My Bookshelf – How To Drink

The act of drinking involves so much more than simply sipping on a glass of wine. Deciding between freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice in the morning, preparing your first cup of coffee for the day, wondering which spirit to add to an evening cocktail. Questioning do you opt for red wine or white for a summertime sangria? Decisions, decisions. When I first got my hands on a copy of Victoria Moore’s fabulously practical book ‘How To Drink’, I found myself totally changing the way I thought about drinking.

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March 28th, 2013

On My Bookshelf – A Compendium of Kisses

The French are known for romance and their kissing. I’m not talking about French kissing here – but when you greet people. Is it two? Or three (I discovered in Marseille they do three), or maybe four? The art of kissing can be a complicated business. Flip through the delightfully witty pages of ‘A Compendium of Kisses’ to search for answers to your amorous questions.

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February 26th, 2013

On My Bookshelf – Just My Type

A book filled with facts and accounts about the history of typography wouldn’t normally take my fancy. Whilst I’m a big graphic design fan, I’m not usually one to instantly fall head over heels for type faces. However, when I came across ‘Just My Type’, I did indeed fall for Simon Garfield’s beautiful storytelling and neat way of describing how typography plays an important role in creative history.

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January 16th, 2013

On My Bookshelf – Steal Like An Artist

When we talk about creativity, we usually jump towards the conclusion that all ideas must be fresh, original and totally unique. However, in reality, is this ever truly the case? Take a recipe for example. We draw on other people’s culinary techniques, cultural ideas surrounding food and existing recipes, before we can really come up with something new.

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