The Distant Hours

Have you ever had one of those moments where you look at a parent, somebody about whom you think you know everything there is to know, and realize that you don’t know them at all? Or heard one too many cliched stories that made you shake your head or roll your eyes at the sheer predictability of modern human nature?

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I cud say just one line and end the review right here. Kate Morton’s The Distant Hours is easily one of the most brilliant stories I have ever read; a story about all of the above and the layers underneath. Continue reading “The Distant Hours”

The Fishing Fleet – Husband-hunting in the Raj

OK I’m going to admit this right off the bat and tell you that I am a huuuge history junkie. I’m one of those people who get misty-eyed when they look at old buildings and their heads get flooded with (imaginative, hence, probably inaccurate) images of the people who must have once lived there and […]

WWW Wednesdays

Well, today is certainly not a Wednesday. I think. 😐 However, any day is a good to talk about books, right? Right! 😀 So here goes … from http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/ To play along just answer the three questions below. 1. What are you currently reading?                    I’m currently reading Anne de Courcy’s […]

Roads to Mussoorie

So here it is – the first post of 2013. And from the stacks and stacks of books I seem to have devoured in the recent time of transit the one I want to talk about first is Ruskin Bond’s Roads to Mussoorie. I’m unsure how many of you would be familiar with the name […]

Ahem…

(Shuffles sheepishly onto the scene while staying as close to the wings as possible, for safety…) Er..ahem…s0… well, yes, we are indeed still alive  (she addresses her feet) even though we’ve been missing in action for a very very very very very very … ahem … well, you get the point. Well, no excuses, no […]