Time to look away if you’re subscribed to the fabulous Reading In Heels as I just received their November box full of more treats!
So here’s a look at what I’ve got to enjoy this month!
Nemi Chai Tea
A London based company @nemiteas
Honeyrose Bakery Brownie – @HoneyroseBakery
Yum, Yum and Yum again! This may have already been scoffed!!
Korres Bergamot and Jasmine Body Milk – @KORRESuk
This smells amazing and I can’t wait to use it!
These are fabulous with literary quotes on them!
And the book for this month is
States of Passion by Nihad Sirees
‘Captivating’ – Observer
The world is so strange, The strangest things are the stories you overhear.
When a hapless bureaucrat finds himself stranded in the countryside during a raging storm, he seeks refuge in a grand yet isolated mansion, inhabited by only an elderly gentleman and his unwelcoming servant.
The tale of family secrets he encounters while sheltering there begins with a faded photograph in yellowed newspaper, of a beautiful woman stepping off a train at Aleppo station many years ago. It transports him to Syria’s golden age, to the heart of the mysterious, unconventional banat al-ishreh – the infamous women who live, dance and play music together – and into a tangled web of forbidden love.
States of Passion is a beautifully spun, playful novel about what it means to live within a memory of the past – and about the many faces of a city that might have been.
Sounds just like my kind of book! Have you read it? Interested to hear from people who have!