Oh my word. What an absolutely harrowing, enthralling, devastating book. I’m told there is a movie – I haven’t seen it and I’m glad of that as it would have entirely spoilt the unforgettable finale […]
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76. ‘The Thunderbolt Kid’ by Bill Bryson.
I do love Bill Bryson, and so did Mum. His sense of humour sometimes feels more British that American – very dry and acerbic – perhaps because he lived in the UK for a long […]
69. Everest, The Book Test and a daft story.
I’m fascinated by mountains – one of the most wonderful road trips I have ever taken was through the Swiss Alps. Magnificent things! However, mountaineering is not something I have ever aspired to, or had […]
68. ‘Vanity Fair’ by William Makepeace Thackeray
What a wonderful book this is! I admit I have not re-read it this time, although I have read it several times in the past, most recently when I was working in Indonesia; I just […]
57. ‘Call for the Dead’ by John Le Carre
A complete change of genre for me this week; I found some of Mum’s copies of her John Le Carre books while looking for something completely different…as one does…and promptly sat down in the glorious […]