I came home from doing the Sunday market last weekend exhausted and collapsed on to Mum’s sofa to read. I’ve been trying to get into a book I have been told I should read – […]
78. ‘Dead mens wages’ by Lilian pizzichini
This is a book about London and it’s people, snippets of history, a family both held together and torn apart by greed and crime and drugs…and the effects all of this had on the author. […]
53: ‘Wolf Hall’, by Hilary Mantel
Before I started writing this, I popped on to Goodreads to find some reviews from people that did not enjoy it, because I knew there had to be some. Hilary Mantel’s style of writing is […]
34. ‘Shakespeare’ by Bill Bryson.
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! […]
24. ‘Diary of an Ordinary Woman’ by Margaret Forster.
A marvellous read, and a very interesting concept – this novel was conceived by Margaret Forster after she was contacted regarding nearly a century’s worth of diaries kept by no-one famous or notable, just an […]
23. ‘Regeneration’ by Pat Barker.
The first in a trilogy that was a favourite of Mum’s. A must read by the brilliant Pat Barker, this time set in the Great War. Enjoy, and happy reading!
22. ‘Noonday’ by Pat Barker.
I had hoped to have this ready to publish for Fathers Day here in the UK, in memory of and honour of my adoptive father, Fred. As I told you all in my last review, […]
21. “The Making of the British Landscape – from the Ice Age to the Present” by Nicholas Crane.
A top read – brilliant book, this!
9. ‘Georgy Girl’ by Margaret Forster.
I’ve been a big fan of Margaret Forster since Mum gave me her wonderful ‘Diary of an Ordinary Woman’ some years ago. Ms Forster is another of those strong female writers Mum loved so well, […]