Recently, I treated myself to Marple – 12 new short stories, written by contemporary authors featuring the quick witted Miss Jane Marple. BBC Sounds has three of the short stories adapted for ratio and available now. We are listening to them while driving back home – a lovely literary start to the new year. The Unravelling When … Continue reading NowListening to Marple
My Christmas present to myself this year is this - the gorgeous hardback of Marple. The beautiful red version of Marple. A brand new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Crime’s legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors. This collection of twelve original short stories, all featuring Jane … Continue reading #NowReading – Marple – A collection NOT by Agatha Christie
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
A perfectly normal number of books for less than a week away. And all for preexisting collections/sets.
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!
Our first book wasn’t technically part of the ‘theme’ but nevermind! We’ve agreed that the 2021 theme will be Comfort Reads of some descriptions, so already looking forward to that! Our scores are as follows: Plainsong - Kent Haruf - 6The Lady Vanishes - Ethel Lina White - 8.5And then there were none - Agatha … Continue reading 2020 – LBC 3 Reads Scorecard
On Thursday, when chatting with a bestie during our reading night, I was so smug that I was 2 books ahead for two of my book clubs. I could read …Bookclub, Buddies and Brooding I blogged about book club on today’s post from the other me.
Our #LBC3Reads club meets Saturday, at 12:30pm, at @cafe164 Our 2020 theme is ‘Three Crime Greats’ 18/04 - The Wheel Spins - Ethel Lina White18/07 - And there were none - Agatha Christie17/10 - Strong Poison - Dorothy L Sayers
FINALLY managed to visit The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate a few weekends back. For Agatha Christie fans - this is the location of her mysterious ‘disappearance’ back in 1926 for 11 days. For a fuller version of the story, click HERE The story goes that in late 1926, Agatha’s husband Archie revealed that he … Continue reading Harrogate – Agatha Christie
THE ADVENTURES OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING AGATHA CHRISTIE There are six short stories featuring two of Agatha Christie's most beloved detectives - Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. The plan is that we shall read one a week in the build up to Christmas BLURB Raymond West's niece is invited by an elderly recluse to help compile … Continue reading Christmas Read-a-Long – Greenshaw’s Folly