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

Marling Hall by Angela Thirkell – A Character Classic

  In short, a Thirkell to savour where she develops and shows her mastery of her characters. After much waiting, this is another reprint of an Angela Thirkell wartime novel set in the fictional Barsetshire. This means that it is easy to get hold of this Thirkell classic which builds on her familiar themes and … More Marling Hall by Angela Thirkell – A Character 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