So, I finished Philippa Gregory’s Wideacre trilogy, which was just the most glorious read, especially the last one, which adds bareback riding and socialism to the already heady mix of family secrets, starving children, and low-level possession.
And now I’m struggling to decide what to read next. There are so many books I want to read [...]
I don’t usually revisit book reviews, but given the news of the death of Barry Unsworth, I thought I’d share this one again. It was my first ever Bah! Tuesday Book, published in October 2010.
I am genuinely sorry that there will never be a new book from Barry Unsworth. Which I suppose is the best [...]
There was an article in The Independent about Penguin Classic book jackets yesterday. Looking at the page took me back to a lot of happy, happy reading hours: OK, I gave up on ‘Moby-Dick’, but ‘Middlemarch, ‘ ‘Vanity Fair’ and ‘Persuasion’ are some of my favourite books, ever. The years covering my A-Levels and English [...]