Now here is a very, very special book, one I admit to being somewhat hesitant to gift forward – it was such an absolute favourite of Mum’s. However, after she first read it in 1989, […]
I had been looking forward to reading this so much – and bought it for a holiday read for a little side trip to Bali for Youngest Daughter and I towards the end of my […]
This is one of Mum’s Books, and I remember having a conversation with her about how so many people have seen the (rather wonderful!) film starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristin Scott-Thomas, not many […]
Oh My Goodness….what a book! My second read for 2020, and my second book by this author – again, not one of Mum’s Books, but one I bought at the airport for the LOOOOONG flight […]
I must start by wishing all of you a Happy New Decade! Here we are in the Twenties…how astonishing! and also by sharing with you a small anecdote about a British Eccentric…yes, they are alive […]
I don’t remember the last time I ended a book in tears, but I did this one. It is stunning. It won the Man Booker Prize in 2014, which surprises me not one iota – […]
Mum read this volume in 1989, and again in 2013 – I know I first read it around the same time as Mum, and I have enjoyed it perhaps even more this time around – […]
My second read of this rather wonderful book. Mum was an enthusiastic student of history, and I have a considerable quantity of histories and biographies to read through, sometimes as in this case for a […]
‘The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation’.
A brilliant novel by the exceptionally skilful Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine, this plot keeps you guessing right through to the end of the book!