This is the first of Margaret Forster's books that I've tried reading; and it won't be the last.
Susannah died when her daughter Catherine was just six...more
I dropped into the library on Friday to return some overdue books and ended up paying off all Darren's library fines by mistake. I wasn't going to bor...more
I read a couple of Catherine Aird's books a few years back and seemed to remember liking them so I picked this up off the library shelf. I love having...more
I know the story is very well...more
I was looking in the library for a Daphne du Maurier book to take on holiday to Fowey, as that's her home town and I remembered from a previous visit...more
I picked this up at the library in preference to the "Kevin" book which falls into the category of books I think I might enjoy but have heard too much...more
This is a memoir of Iris Murdoch written by her husband after she's been overtaken by Alzheimer's disease. Judging by the fact that I have Judi Dench...more
This is a bit of an odd one. It turned up on my recommendations at Amazon; and I noticed it since Amazon's recommendations are usually along the lines...more
I kept picking up David Mitchell's previous book (Cloud Atlas) in bookshops and then putting it down as I wasn't sure about it. So when I read reports...more
This is another book from the 2007 Booker Prize longlist; but it had already been knocked out by not making the shortlist before I began to read it. I...more
This was a great book that I raced through and couldn't put down. I've read about a hundred good reviews of it and no one seems to have a bad word to...more
Odd book. I'm not quite sure what to make of it.
Firstly, I probably wouldn't have got past the first few pages if I hadn't have been stuck with it fo...more
For a few pages at the beginning I ummed and ahhed over whether to put this down and put it on the "going straight back to the library" pile. After th...more
I'm in two minds about this book. The first half didn't have much going for it apart from some understatedly nice writing and a slightly loopy child n...more