About Me

“A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness, this unmistakeable smell is as much a part of the book as its contents”


Hi everybody and welcome to Grass and Vanilla.

I’m Charlie – ex-journo, currently doing marketing, living and working in London.

I’m a frenzied hoarder and reader of books, and will read anything from classics and ‘highbrow’ literary to historical, crime, thrillers, fantasy, whatever. It won’t be long till I run out of book space in my little flat, and it keeps me up at night…

I also love film, theatre, coffee, and scotch eggs.




  1. Charlie, I’m thinking we should grab a cup of tea one weekend and geek out together about books. Drop me an email (address on my blog) if you fancy it – my boyfriend is also a super avid reader so it’d be fun just to have a chat and find out what we’re all reading / what’s coming up next. And it’s always so lovely to meet fellow bloggers in person – especially when they’re in the same town! Clearly we need to find somewhere with good coffee and even better scotch eggs, and we’ll be sorted.

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