I’ve strayed away from your books recently, Mum, and been reading books I’ve purchased in charity shops when I’ve been out op-shopping for BeckyandVince. This was one of them – many, many years ago, Fourth […]
111. Two Remarkable Books By Owen Sheers, ‘Resistance’ and ‘I Saw a Man’.
Goodness me. I wasn’t expecting much when I picked up ‘Resistance’ for 50p in a charity shop in Kidderminster to read during my two week quarantine at Howard Springs in March 2021, but something about […]
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 […]
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 […]
47. ‘War and Peace’ by Leo Tolstoy
There is nothing I can say about this wonderful book that has not been said before, so instead, I’m going to tell you two stories. First, mine. The original TV adaptation aired on the BBC […]
37. ‘The Secret History’ by Donna Tartt.
‘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’.