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August Favourites 2021


Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

A timeless Britpop song that you can’t help but love due to its melody and spot on lyrics…

Sunny – Boney M.

One of Boney M’s most signature songs with a very cheerful melody that transports you back to the early days of disco.

Only Love Can Hurt Like This – Paloma Faith

This 2014 pop with soul elements song spoke literally to my heart. I can’t find the words to describe how much it hurts to be seperated from the one you love…

Can’t Take It In – Imogen Heap

Such a beautiful song! Featured in the credits of the 2005 film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe it left me with a tremendous impression upon first hearing it. Which still applies to now that I have re-discovered it…

[There’ll Be Bluebirds Over] The White Cliffs of Dover – Vera Lynn

This iconic song was made popular by the talented Vera Lynn during WWII. An ode to a time when the war is over and peace has come to the white cliffs of Dover…

Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

I discovered this beautiful 1939 jazz classic while listening to the radio show ”Songs from Granddad Bill’s Gramophone” in the UK 1940s Radio Station and I’ve been mesmerized!


Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

From her early childhood at the end of the 19th century, through her two marriages and the two World Wars, as well as her experiences both as a writer and on archaeological expeditions with her second husband, Max Mallowan, this book reveals the true genius of Agatha Christie’s legendary success.

Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie

Imhotep, a wealthy landowner and priest in ancient Thebes, has outraged his sons and daughters by bringing a beautiful concubine into their fold. And the manipulative Nofret has already set about a plan to usurp her rivals’ rightful legacies. When Nofret’s lifeless body is discovered at the foot of a cliff, Imhotep’s own flesh and blood become the apparent conspirators in her shocking murder. But vengeance and greed may not be the only motives…


The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

When pilot Oliver Bradford is disfigured by war wounds during WWII he meets Laura Pennington, a shy homely maid at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of loneliness than love. However, the romantic spirit of the cottage soon overtakes them…

Radio Stations

The UK 1940s Radio Station

I rarely listen to the radio as I prefer the modern convenience that is Youtube. However, when I came upon the UK 1940s Radio Station I fell in love with the selection of songs as well as the time period it’s centered on. All their radio shows are super interesting but my favourite has to be ”Songs from Granddad Bill’s Gramophone”, which is presented by WWII reenactor Dave Adams.

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