Magazine of the Month: BBC Easycook
It's about to get spooky with October's edition of Easycook Magazine! Get the best tips and tricks for affordable ingredients, recipes and everyday superfoods - all within budget and with quick and easy timings! A great example of this is the '30-minute suppers' article, giving you some great ideas and inspirations for warm Autumn meals, without any hassle. Plus, delve into the list of '83 recipes to keep you warm through the winter,' including melting chocolate puddings - delicious!
Plus, there's plenty to make sure you can keep the kids occupied this Halloween! Check out the easy cookie recipes on page 36 which include witches fingers, spiced pumpkin cookies and butter bats! If you're wondering what you could make with any spare pumpkin, then there's plenty of options for recipes for the adults too - including pumpkin, halloumi and chilli omelettes, pumpkin biryani and pumpkin and lentil soup.
Finally, don't miss out on October's special feature guest, Mary Berry, with her simple step-by-step Apple pie! Perfect for a night in or an autumn dinner party.
Audiobooks of the Month
Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd, Narrated by Roger May
The stunning novel from William Boyd, the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of Any Human Heart.
Vienna. 1913: Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city to his first appointment with the eminent psychiatrist, Dr. Bensimon. He is sitting anxiously in the waiting room when an extraordinary woman enters… Moving from Vienna to London's west end, the battlefields of France and hotel rooms in Geneva, Waiting for Sunrise is a feverish and mesmerising journey into the human psyche, and a beautifully observed portrait of wartime Europe.
Unsuitable Men by Pippa Wright, Narrated by Antonia Beamish
Finding it hard to meet Mr Right? Perhaps you should try looking for Mr Wrong instead…
After eleven years of coupled-up domesticity, Rory Carmichael is single for the first time in her adult life. When she discovers that Martin, her supposedly reliable Mr Right, is a distinctly unreliable cheater, she’s forced to consider the possibility that everything she knows about relationships is wrong. In an effort to reinvigorate her love life, she sets herself a mission to date as many unsuitable men as possible. Toyboys. Sugar Daddies. Fauxmosexuals. Maybe the bad boys she’s never dated can show her what she’s been missing in life.
All the Single Ladies by Jane Costello, Narrated by Jane Collingwood
Be careful what you wish for...
Samantha Brooks' boyfriend has made a mistake: Jamie has booked himself a one-way flight to South America. Solo. But Sam isn't giving up without a fight. She hatches a plan that involves dirty tricks, plotting, and a single aim: to win him back. But by the time Jamie finally wakes up, a gorgeous new pretender has entered Sam's life. Which begs the question… does she still want him back?
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
A gripping page-turner, about secrets, love, longing, lies and race.
Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee; a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt, and Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to hold someone accountable. But it's the youngest in the family - Hannah - who may be the only one who knows what really happened.
Love Me Tender by Anne Bennett, Narrated by Maggie Mash
A heartrending tale of love and tragedy during the Birmingham Blitz.
When war breaks out in 1939 many of the local men enlist, including Barry, Kathy O’Malley’s husband, leaving the women to cope as best they can. When Kathy meets Doug, a handsome American GI, she is immediately drawn to him, but she is determined to honour her marriage vows. However, when she receives a telegram informing her that her husband is missing, presumed dead, she makes a decision that will have far-reaching consequences.
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Tuesday, 6th October 2015