England

Some kind of fairy tale

Twenty years ago Tara Martin went missing. She simply went out one day and never came home. Her boyfriend at the time was an obvious suspect [...]

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

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

Year of wonders

The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young sons to support and she works hard. Life in a small vi [...]

Wolves

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

A Pelican at Blandings

Blandings Castle #11 Clarance, the ninth Earl of Emsworth is enjoying life. The pride of his life, Empress of Blandings is in good health an [...]

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book

illustrated by Quentin Blake This book opens with a picture of the author, smiling. The words tell a different story. They tell us that this [...]
Books

The man in the picture

Part of my RIP VIII reading. Oliver is visiting his old Oxford tutor when Theo begins to tell him a story. It is a cold January night, perfe [...]

An uncertain place

Translated by Sian Reynolds. An Inspector Adamsberg novel #6 Adamsberg is in England at a European policing convention, discussing immigrati [...]

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre’s parents die when she is an infant, and she is taken in by her uncle. Her uncle also dies, after obtaining a promise from h [...]
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