DITCH THE WEEKEND PAPERS FOR THIS: Nick By Michael Farris Smith
Based on the character of Nick Carraway from F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, this new novel by Michael Farris Smith imagines Nick’s untold previous life as a soldier in World War 1. Before Nick moved to West Egg and fell into Gatsby’s world of glamour and excess, he was deep in the trenches at the centre of a very different story. Nick is a romantic story of self-discovery – whether you’ve read The Great Gatsby or you skipped the classic text at school, this update makes for a stylish weekend read.
EAT WELL AT HOME: Butlers Wharf Chop House
Butlers Wharf Chop House is renowned for its quality meat, and has just launched a range of three classic meat-first meal kits. A steak and ale pudding kit features a smoked salmon starter, triple cooked chips and spring greens; a steak kit comes with peppercorn sauce, triple cooked chips, broccoli with crispy shallots, and a red wine and shallot gravy; or go all out with the cote de boeuf kit which includes a tiger prawn starter, 1kg of aged cote de boeuf with Chop House butter, triple cooked chips and a veg medley. Each kit also comes with a bourbon sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream. Based on two people sharing, kits start from £65 and are available for delivery to London postcodes.