One of the great things about good books is the memories that they hold of where you began reading it, or even where you got it. This book is connected in my mind with hearing the author, Lucinda Hawksley, speaking about the writing of this biography of one of Queen Victoria’s daughters, in a yurt … More The Mystery of Princess Louise – Lucinda Hawksley, and The Grand Duchess of Nowhere by Laurie Graham.
At last! A funny modern novel. Well, that’s not strictly true. I discovered Laurie Graham a few years ago, having picked up a second hand copy of The Unfortunates, followed swiftly by The Future Homemakers of America. They were unusual books, set in America and the UK, so much so that I believed that Graham was American. … More At Sea – A funny modern novel