#Unboxing Reading In Heels January Subscription Box #spoileralert

Yay for the first subscription box of the year to arrive through my letterbox!!  And as always from Reading In Heels it’s another fab mix of goodies, and I’m not even annoyed that I’ve already got a copy of this book because now I have a brand spanking new copy, and can share my old rather battered copy with family – and it’s such a good book that needs to be shared!

So here’s a looksie at what was included this  month!

NuCao

Healthy Chocolate bar?! Yes please!! I see they do an Espresso flavour too – might need to investigate that further!!

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Supertea – Temenisteriet

Always happy to discover new brands of Tea so look forward to these brews!

Skin and Tonic Rose Lip Balm – skinandtoniclondon

British, Organic and Sustainable!

Bespoke Notebook

Always happy to get a notebook!! You can never have enough in my eyes!!

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey.

Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father’s mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now thirty, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, standing unstable at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London.

Spending early mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, the days tracking Orkney’s wildlife—puffins nesting on sea stacks, arctic terns swooping close enough to feel their wings—and nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy slowly makes the journey toward recovery from addiction.

The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind, and the moon to restore life and renew hope.

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 I knew it was going to happen that one day I’d already have a copy of the book included with the book, but that is the risk you take with subscription boxes! At least I can now share the joy of this book by donating my old copy to them.. no way I’m parting with a brand new copy haha!

#unboxing Reading In Heels #August #spoileralert

Time to share the spoils of my latest unboxing! Reading In Heels is a monthly book subscription box with a difference! You don’t only get a fab paperback release, but also a number of wonderful other goodies each month – all for £10 plus P&P!

So here is what I unwrapped in the August box!!

Night Navy Pencil

This company specialises in bespoke stationery and what better phrase to have on this pencil than this one! @nightnavy

Coconut Lane marble notebook

Who doesn’t love a notebook?! This one uses recycled paper too! @coconutlaneuk

Vinoos Rose Wine Gums

They couldn’t pop a real glass of chilled rose into the box, so they did the next best thing! REAL wine gums! And they’re vegan too! @realwinegum

 Patchology Eye Gel Duo

These are to be used to rejuvenate and restore tired eyes! Much needed for my poor eyes after some heavy reading sessions!! @patchology

Ma’am Darling – 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown

She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor.
Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. John Fowles hoped to keep her as his sex-slave. Dudley Moore propositioned her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was in love with her.
For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy. “If they knew what I had done in my dreams with your royal ladies” he confided to a friend, “they would take me to the Tower of London and chop off my head!”
Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding.
In her 1950’s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman.
The tale of Princess Margaret is pantomime as tragedy, and tragedy as pantomime. It is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled.
Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues and essays, Ma’am Darling is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography, and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.
 

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So I’m a happy bunny again this month with all the wonderful goodies and a fascinating sounding book – one I’d not heard of before either!!  Roll on next month!!