House – Bound by Winifred Peck. A Persephone Classic

After reading the wonderful Bewildering Cares and Arrest the Bishop I was hoping for great things from Persephone’s reprint of House – Bound. I was not disappointed on my re read of this 1940s book. It is a book of the wartime home front in Edinburgh, where one of the main concerns is an actual … More House – Bound by Winifred Peck. A Persephone Classic

A new arrival at the Vicarage, Books of the Year and a mini reading Challenge

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a good Christmas and New Year celebrations. In a working vicarage, there were services to do, a massive garden to start taming and lots of lovely family and friends. We also greeted a new Vicarage cat, Selwyn. He came from a local Animal rescue centre, is two … More A new arrival at the Vicarage, Books of the Year and a mini reading Challenge

Bewildering Cares – Winifred Peck – A Furrowed Middlebrow edition

This is an actual book! Thank you to the nice people at Furrowed Middlebrow/ Dean Street Press who listened to my plea that as a 21st century Vicar’s wife that I would really enjoy this book about a Vicar’s wife in 1940, I now have a a new favourite book! If you have ever found … More Bewildering Cares – Winifred Peck – A Furrowed Middlebrow edition