By way of a change, a non fiction book. It fits nicely with my habit of reading the history of women’s lives: not exclusively viewing history that way, but so many of the books I pick up are either fictional or non- fictional biographies of women that it seems to work out that way. I’m… More A House Full of Daughters – Juliet Nicolson
Guess where I went yesterday? The British Library! Now that we live in the Midlands rather than “Up North” going to London for the day is more of a practical proposition. Northernvicar had also spotted that the “Shakespeare in Ten Acts” Exhibition was about to finish so if we were going to see it,… More The Cheltenham Square Murder – John Bude
The first thing to say about these short stories is that it is not a sequel to “My Family and other Animals”. I am halfway through Slightly Foxed’s lovely edition of that book. https://foxedquarterly.com/shop/family-animals/ I did not manage to see the tv version (moving house etc). These stories are definitely for adults, as they include… More Marrying Off Mother and other stories – Gerald Durrell
After the last post, here is the most recent episode in the Maisie Dobbs series. I must admit that I did not hold out much hope of getting to read this book until it came out in paperback, but lo, there was a copy of the new hardback on the shelves of the newly discovered… More Journey to Munich – Jacqueline Winspear
Kate Shakleton. Masie Dobbs. Brother Michael and the physician Matthew. Lady Emily…. There are so many series of detective novels set in Victorian times, Medieval times, the interwar period that it can be a difficult and expensive job to keep up with them all. Many focus on women as detectives, writing about women who either… More Behind the Shattered Glass – Tasha Alexander. Reading the series….
Another review, another British Library Crime Classic…. This one is full of short stories which take place at holiday resorts of all types, though mainly in the 1920s and 30s. It includes such noted authors as Arthur Conan Doyle, and some authors so obscure that it has obviously been difficult to get copies of the… More Resorting to Murder – Holiday Mysteries – Edited by Martin Edwards
It’s been a week since I posted a negative review of James Runcie’s latest, and the sky has not fallen on my head, so I thought I would add a new post today and see if my luck held. Of course, there are many great reviews to be read on Shiny New Books today so… More Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. J.K Rowling and others!