“In a cottage in a wood A little old man at the window stood. Saw a rabbit hopping by knocking at the door. ‘Help me, help me, help me,’ he said. ‘Before the hunter shoots me dead.” This is the second book I read from Cass Green. The first one, The Woman Next Door wasn't … Continue reading In a Cottage in a Wood, something’s afoot!
After years of hard-boiled resistance I bought a Kindle this week. It's not that I'll favour the device over paper but it's about convenience. There are so many deals on Kindle and it's such an ease whilst travelling. John Marrs's When You Disappeared is the first book I've read on my Kindle. I've read John … Continue reading When you Disappeared – John Marrs
Claire Douglas's Local Girl Missing was a quick audible listen. This was on Daily Deal last week and I grabbed it. I have read Douglas's "Sisters" a few years ago and can't say I liked it. Just because I like Penguin as a publisher, I decided to give this one a go too. I keep … Continue reading Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas
I gave 4 starts to Andrea Levy's Small Island on Goodreads. This is a pretty good book, seem to have won a few awards. Levy writes excellent dialogue and expertly places interesting characters in a well built Britain setting. The novel focuses on 3 main characters, Gilbert and Hortense, who are a Jamaican couple, and … Continue reading Small Island, Big Differences
I feel extremely lucky to have a signed first edition of In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant. (Thanks to Topping & Company in Ely) In the Name of the Family starts in a setting where Borgias are ruling nearly whole Italy. Pope Alexander sits on papal throne, while his son Cesare is … Continue reading Meet the Borgias : In the Name of the Family
Who doesn’t like a Gothic Victorian novel? The Silent Companions is a perfect read for November, where days are getting shorter.. I've stumbled upon the book in Audible's new section and immediately fell in love with the cover. Curiously read through the summary and did an impulse buy. I am glad I bought it … Continue reading A modern horror classic: The Silent Companions