Jacob’s Room is Full of Books by Susan Hill – A Year of Reading

This book is subtitled “A Year of Reading” and that really gives away most of the format of this book. Susan Hill has combined twelve chapters named for each month of the year of considered arguments about books, spontaneous nature notes, and small revelations about her life and family members. Following on from her “Howards … More Jacob’s Room is Full of Books by Susan Hill – A Year of Reading

The Plumley Inheritance by Christopher Bush – A new Dean Street Press classic reprint

The start of a new series of a detective novels is exciting, even when they were originally published in 1926. Dean Street Press have started to reprint the books of Christopher Bush, and they sent me number one to review, for which many thanks. The detective in question is Ludovic Travers, referred to in this … More The Plumley Inheritance by Christopher Bush – A new Dean Street Press classic reprint

Death Makes a Prophet by John Bude: a British Library Crime Classic

John Bude is a favourite author in the British Library Crime Classics series, so I was pleased to see another book by this “likable author” as Martin Edwards refers to him in the introduction. This is a likable book: while perhaps not quite living up to my expectations, and while it features a fiendishly difficult … More Death Makes a Prophet by John Bude: a British Library Crime Classic

Reader, I Married Him – Stories inspired by Jane Eyre Edited by Tracy Chevalier

This book of short stories “Inspired by Jane Eyre” is a feast for those who love Jane Eyre, appreciate short stories, and enjoy spotting authors, some well – known, some not, having a good time. Some of these stories by women are more linked to Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece, than others. All the stories … More Reader, I Married Him – Stories inspired by Jane Eyre Edited by Tracy Chevalier