Reading from my shelves: July

Books started: 12 Books finished: 11 Books abandoned: 1 Books kept on the shelf: 8   The summer holidays are here and as I write, I’m sitting in a cabin perched above a loch in the far north west of Scotland.¬† There are more birds here than people (and definitely more midges!) and the worldContinue reading “Reading from my shelves: July”

After the Party by Cressida Connelly

A beautiful cover, a WW2 setting and a plot that includes the mention of a Mitford sister? Could a book be any more suited to me?, I thought, as I treated myself to the pretty hardcover edition. Cressida Connelly is an author new to me, though Darlene¬†reviewed a different book by her a few weeksContinue reading “After the Party by Cressida Connelly”

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

I’ve been meaning to read this for ages, because I heard a lot of hype about it back when it won the Booker in 2011, and then when the film came out this year, I thought there must be something in it to warrant a read, as there’s not many Booker prize winning books withContinue reading “The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes”

A Pin to See the Peepshow by F Tennyson Jesse

I read A Pin to See the Peepshow as part of a podcast over at Tea or Books?, when Simon and I decided to read and compare two books based on the same real life murder trial; that of lovers Edith Thompson and Freddy Bywaters, convicted and hanged for murdering Edith’s husband Percy in 1922.Continue reading “A Pin to See the Peepshow by F Tennyson Jesse”