I’ve said before, I do love a good thriller, as did Mum, and this one ticks most of the boxes. I read this one to recover from how disappointed I was with Robert Harris the […]
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5. ‘Ladder of Years’ by Anne Tyler
Another lovely, post-modern easy reading Anne Tyler. Our heroine, Delia, almost by accident walks away from her family and her life, and starts over in a small town. It resonated particularly for me in that […]
4. ‘The Ghost’ by Robert Harris
While Mum was not what you’d call a fiercely political person, she was definitely an Independent reading, left of centre liberal with a healthy mistrust of the Establishment. She didn’t buy into conspiracy theories, but […]
4. ‘The Line of Beauty’ by Alan Hollinghurst.
Before I start to rave about this book, which I can assure you I am going to, I should begin by explaining why it has taken me so long to read it. I’m blessed with […]
3. ‘The Beautiful Visit’ by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Mum was born in London in the midst of WWII. She told us that her mother was always so wonderfully calm that she has no memory of being afraid in the bomb shelters, although they […]
2. ‘Persian Fire’ by Tom Holland.
I’m not going to say this was an easy read, but I liked it a lot. It was a good way to absorb a much greater understanding of a period in history about which I […]
1. ‘Vinegar Girl’ by Anne Tyler.
Anne Tyler was one of Mums favourite authors. A strong female voice, beautifully drawn characters, quirky, funny and prolific to boot…always a plus when you find a writer you like! (Any mention of another of […]