THE BOOK Ellie arrives in Darjeeling with her British husband, en route to Kathmandu. They have ten-month-old, golden-haired twins, and despite appearing to be a happy family, Ellie’s relationship with the overbearing, philandering Francis is disintegrating. At a cocktail party, Ellie meets Hugh Douglas, a maverick explorer and botanist. Despite the rumours surrounding Hugh,… Continue reading Review – ‘The Himalayan Summer’ by Louise Brown
Hosted by Kathryn at Book Date It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
THE BOOK Sarah Gilchrist has fled from London to Edinburgh in disgrace and is determined to become a doctor, despite the misgivings of her family and society. As part of the University of Edinburgh’s first intake of female medical students, Sarah comes up against resistance from lecturers, her male contemporaries, and – perhaps worst… Continue reading Review – ‘The Wages of Sin’ by Kaite Welsh
THE BOOK Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush… Continue reading Review – ‘A Talent For Murder’ by Andrew Wilson
Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to share with you this lovely e-mail I had a couple of weeks ago from a lady telling me how much she enjoys my reviews for The British Library Crime Classics. Readers of this blog will know I’m not shy about my love for these Golden Age crime reads… Continue reading Review Appreciation!
I’ve seen a few of my blogger friends take part on this meme and I thought I’d go for it this week. I plan to try and do it every other Monday coz I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it weekly! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet… Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
THE BOOK 1978, Ponte, a small community in Northern Italy: peaceful woods, discarded rubbish, a closed-down factory. An unbearably hot summer like many others, wilted flowers and trips to the waterfalls. Elia Furenti is sixteen, living in a secluded house with his parents, a life so unremarkable that even its moderate unhappiness has been accepted… Continue reading Review – ‘Can You Hear Me?’ by Elena Varvello
THE BOOK Gor is keeping busy. He has a magic show to rehearse, his new assistant to get in line and a dacha in dire need of weeding. But he keeps being distracted by a tapping on his window – four floors up. Is old age finally catching up with him? Tolya has woken… Continue reading Review – ‘Two Cousins of Azov’ by Andrea Bennett
Hi everyone, I thought I would take a moment to introduce my latest reading/reviewing/blogging distraction – husky pup Thor. He is the latest addition to our little family so now not only do I have eight month old Leo to chase after, but ten week old Thor has been added to the mix. So I… Continue reading Thor – A Reading Distraction
May has been a pretty rubbish month for me book-wise. I’ve struggled to write reviews and struggled to keep up with the blog world. There’s no particular reason behind this, it’s just kind of happened. With Leo now 8 months old, he is getting more active and needs to watched at all times! So… Continue reading May – My Bookish Month