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!
A marvellous novel written by an author at the pinnacle of her career. Plot twists, red herrings, poisoning or the suspicion of it, shifty foreigners and bluff hearty English gents…this novel has it all!
It’s safe to say Mum loved this book as she has two copies of it; the first dated 2008, the second copy, 2011 and 2014….obviously Mum mislaid the first copy, so she bought it again! […]
It is a tired old trope, perhaps because of its enduring truth; history repeats itself. And drawing parallels between the late years of the Roman Republic and the modern United States is almost irresistible to […]
Oh my goodness. Off to the great Southern Land again, and this time, in tears by the end of the book. That doesn’t happen very often! Mum had a great interest in Australia, visiting me […]
Firstly, massive apologies to all my followers for the looooong wait between reviews! As many of you know, I work full time in primary education, and the start of the first term back after the […]
Firstly I have to confess that this is not one of Mum’s books – instead, it is one that my sister Debi mentioned she was reading recently on the Mums Books Facebook page, and that […]
My third son arrived for a flying visit from Australia this weekend, my second son who is currently living in the UK came to stay as well, and we had an absolutely wonderful time hanging […]