The passage of time … and The Wedding Countdown

It has occurred to me recently that now that I’m no longer a middle-grade reader, young adult or even (alas!) a new adult I have been reading far more of the books meant for all these mysterious age groups. When I was a young library-hunter (it was almost always the first thing I would look […]

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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 […]

All He Ever Wanted

Stiff, pompous, self-satisfied and narrow-minded men seldom feature as protagonists of stories. But then this is hardly his story. On the face of it, anyway. Professor Nicholas Van Tassel first spots Etna Bliss at the scene of a fire. And it is a fair measure of the man that even as fire devoured a building […]

Where or When

  This is my story, as it is yours. This is anybody’s story and everybody’s. Anita Shreve’s Where or When reads like a long forgotten favourite song that, you know in your bones, you’ll never forget. It is the story of the first bloom of love at 14 and its transcendence into a bone-deep longing […]