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British Crime Classics Challenge Update: The Good and the Bad

Sometimes, you read a long-forgotten book and you wonder how it could ever be ignored. And then you read others and wonder why they were rescued. Here, I have an example of each. Guess which is which. The Strange Case of Harriet Hall by Dalton Moray Invited to visit an aunt she had only just… Continue reading British Crime Classics Challenge Update: The Good and the Bad

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Recently Read: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Now is the time of year when the day-job is less busy, and I have time to read again. My favourite time of year! And, since I continue to work from home, there’s even more time for reading. I’ve finally finished both Harriette Wilson’s memoirs and Carl Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind. I’ve… Continue reading Recently Read: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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British Crime Classics Challenge Update

Having come to the end of the unread murder mysteries on my shelves, and with the library still not reopened, these two reads were found via Amazon Kindle, for a very reasonable price. I’m lining up some others, though the library has now reopened (huzzah!). The Division Bell Mystery by Ellen Wilkinson Murder in the… Continue reading British Crime Classics Challenge Update

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The Trouble with Larks: Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King’s Daughter

Let me start by saying that I like PG Wodehouse’s dim-witted Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves. Mostly short stories, these are narrated by Wooster himself, who is a generally idle man-about-town between the Wars. His narration is as vague as his thinking, but is still amusing. Wooster spends his time getting into scrapes,… Continue reading The Trouble with Larks: Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King’s Daughter

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Recently Read: From the Cotswolds, to Botswana, to London

My recent reflections on the last year of my blog have led to me looking forwards to the next year, and how I want to continue. Part of this is due to needing to reorganise posts due to increasing the weekly number, but also because otherwise I shall become bored again and have a little… Continue reading Recently Read: From the Cotswolds, to Botswana, to London