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The Late Scholar

The first Peter Wimsey novel I read was Strong Poison. I found it on a book-shelf in what we called the library (previous incarnations had had the room being our playroom, and before that the garden-room; it is not a grand room, simply where my father keeps his reference books) when I was about ten.… Continue reading The Late Scholar

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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