Crime on my mind…

Or at least on my reading list. Over the last fortnight, I’ve taken a break from my book club titles and have dedicated myself to murder, mischief, (…Crime on my mind… My most recent reads 🙂

The Women of Troy by Pat Barker review – a Troy story for the sisterhood | Pat Barker | The Guardian

Moving from Homer to Virgil, Pat Barker’s second feminist reboot of the classics is a stirring adventure set amid a misogynist dystopia — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/aug/22/the-women-of-troy-by-pat-barker-review-a-troy-story-for-the-sisterhood Ooooh this looks good!

September Book Club choices

Hello! Here are our three books for September! 08-09 - Piranesi - Susanna Clarke - LBC Horsforth 12-09 - Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir - LBC White Swan18-09 - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day – Winifred Watson - LBC 3 Reads

Book Blog

Well I’ve finally finished LBC Horsforth book club choice for last month. Ian Cobain - The History Thieves Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation BLURB In 1889, the first Official Secrets Act was passed, creating offences of 'disclosure of information' and 'breach of official trust'. It limited and monitored what the public … Continue reading Book Blog

Fossgate Bookshop in York

We went to York today and walked the wall. It was wonderful and a fascinating glance into the history of the city. But culture is consuming and we didn’t have a chance to visit any of the local bookshops. Until our walk back to the car. Fossgate Books is a treasure. A second hand book … Continue reading Fossgate Bookshop in York

Holiday books

A perfectly normal number of books for less than a week away. And all for preexisting collections/sets.

Excellent haul!

Kent has some excellent second hand book shops! In Hawksworth, there’s a lovely charity shop where I picked up the Ladybird for adults and a Dorothy L Sayers. Then as mentioned yesterday, King’s English in Canterbury - which is not only a terrific book shop, but is also raising money specifically for a noble cause … Continue reading Excellent haul!

Found – Little Lost Bear named Rupert

Today I visited Canterbury for the first time. What a place! From the cathedral to the art galleries to this truly amazing second hand book shop (Kings English - they sell books to raise money for the homeless - and I found an original Fontana cover Agatha Christie as well as several Dorothy L Sayers!) … Continue reading Found – Little Lost Bear named Rupert

Newly collecting – Lord Peter Wimsey

This is absolutely, definitely and completely my book clubs fault. We read String Poison for an LBC3Reads last year (and have Gaudy Night for this month) and I couldn’t possibly not read them in order… 6 down…about 9 to go!

‘Silenced’ voice of Great War poet to be heard for first time | First world war | The Guardian

Ivor Gurney’s writings from an asylum were ignored. But a new study reveals their genius — Read on amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/02/silenced-voice-ivor-gurney-great-war-poet This is going to be fascinating!