Picked up on a whim in a recent charity shopping spree searching for costume jewellery for BeckyandVince, and thoroughly enjoyed in an afternoon sitting! This is an entertaining and quite cleverly put together novel, using […]
105. ‘The English Civil War at first hand’ by Tristram Hunt.
This non fiction book of Mums was entirely engrossing taken in what I like to call ‘One Chapter Chunks with a Cup of Tea’, alternating with a re reading of the fictional ‘Cold Mountain’ by […]
104. ‘Case Histories’ by Kate Atkinson.
HOW have I managed to previously overlook this author, even after reading and reviewing ‘A God in Ruins’ back in 2018…honestly, it’s a burning question! ‘Behind the Scenes at the Museum’ was another one of […]
103. ‘South Riding’ by Winifred Holtby.
I first read this book in a hard cover edition I borrowed from my local library as a teenager, and I loved it. I remember I initially chose it because of the title/location – although […]
102. ‘Parade’s End’ by Ford Madox Ford.
This is a book I have tried to read previously but I just got so bogged down in the ‘wordiness’ of it, I gave up. However due to the miracle that is the internet, I […]
101. ‘Neanderthal’. It’s rubbish. Find ‘Clan of the Cave Bear’ instead.
Regarding the book pictured, seriously, don’t bother – I’m donating this back to the charity shop I bought it from in the hope someone else looking for a read will give them another two dollars […]
100. ‘The Strangers Child’ by Alan Hollinghurst
Another novel by the author of ‘The Line of Beauty’, this book is really so well constructed and written, even though the story line tends to wander a little. However, this author is just such […]
99. ‘A Possible Life’ by Sebastian Faulks.
I have literally just finished this book, taken a moment to drink a glass of red while I begin to assimilate my thoughts, and my thoughts were, basically, READ THIS BOOK! Skilfully linking five short […]
98. ‘Cold Mountain’ by Charles Frazier.
This has to be one of my all time favourite books, and I know Mum loved it too, although this is not her copy but one I spotted in a local charity shop recently and […]
97. ‘Infidel’ by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
This was a deeply moving read. The author grew up in Somalia in practically medieval circumstances, a Muslim girl child subjected to female circumcision like so many others, living a life dominated by submissiveness as […]