Setting Archive : Britain

(I try to break stuff down by place and time. Doesnt always work but there you go)

The Far Country
The Far Country by Nevil Shute

In Australia Jane and Jack Dorman own a prosperous sheep farm, or station. For the past few years most of […]

The Ghost
The Ghost by Robert Harris

Adam Lang, ex-Prime Minister, is writing his memoirs. Or to be more honest, he needs a ghostwriter. Someone to do […]

Do butlers burgle banks?
Do Butlers Burgle Banks - P G Wodehouse

Read originally 19/07/2010. Reread June 2014 On my reread I enjoyed it just as much as the first time round, […]

A girl called Fred
A girl called Fred by Roger Willgoose

Roger Willgoose isn’t really a dog person. It is his wife really who decides to bring a dog into their […]

Triptych
Triptych by J. M. Frey

When the aliens came it was nothing like the way science fiction and popular culture had predicted it. There was […]

The Owl Service
The Owl Service by Alan Garner

Alison and Roger have come to Wales on a holiday with their parent and respective step-parent. Roger’s father and Alison’s […]

Some kind of fairy tale
Some Kind of fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

Twenty years ago Tara Martin went missing. She simply went out one day and never came home. Her boyfriend at […]

The Hundred and One Dalmatians
The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Life for Mr and Mrs Dearly and their dogs, Pongo and Misses, is going well. They live near Regent’s Park […]

Year of wonders
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young […]

Wolves
Wolves by Simon Ing

I totally agree with that old saying “never judge a book by its cover”, but more often than not it […]

A Pelican at Blandings
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Blandings Castle #11 Clarance, the ninth Earl of Emsworth is enjoying life. The pride of his life, Empress of Blandings […]

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book
sad book

illustrated by Quentin Blake This book opens with a picture of the author, smiling. The words tell a different story. […]