Calamity in Kent by John Rowland – a British Library Crime Classic

This book in the British Library Crime Classics series seemed to appear without a lot of fuss, which is a shame as I enjoyed it more than some other books which feature slow starts or a predictable answer. This opens very strongly, and there are elements of locked room mystery and thriller which kept my … More Calamity in Kent by John Rowland – a British Library Crime Classic

Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell and a few words on the new Lucy Worsley

If the large number of Angela Thirkell novels now in paperback (not enough, Virago!) are a bit confusing, this early book may appeal. It is not the first in the series, but stands alone well (as most of the books do, really) and while it introduces and mentions characters that have a lot of involvement … More Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell and a few words on the new Lucy Worsley

Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett at Shiny New Books!

Today I am reviewing Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett and revealing Five Fascinating facts about him at Shiny New Books! The link is http://shinynewbooks.co.uk/clayhanger-by-arnold-bennett/ I’m hoping that works! Otherwise try   http://shinynewbooks.co.uk/ In this edition of Shiny new books I review a reprint of Clayhanger as an immersive book of family  and one man’s progress through life … More Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett at Shiny New Books!