Wisden on Yorkshire an Anthology by Duncan Hamilton is not for the faint hearted! [amazon_link asins=’B00NYI76WK’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’chrism-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’673702a9-85ea-11e8-8d89-17ec9aa61170′] It is however a book that any self respecting, cricket loving, Yorkshireman should own, and so I have a copy (gift from my father) that I dip into from time
The Railway Man by Eric Lomax is described as “a remarkable true story of forgiveness–a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally, peace with the past. A classic war autobiography, The Railway Man is a powerful tale of survival and of the human capacity to
Anyone picking up The Kingmaker’s Daughter as their first Philippa Gregory book will not be disappointed. Anyone who has already read The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Lady of the Rivers may feel that they have read the book before, which in a way you have. The above
I enjoy Patricia Cornwall and have enjoyed her Scarpetta series in the past but The Scarpetta Factor just didn’t work for me. What storyline there was worked OK but the book was too disjointed, flitting between far too many character stories that had the feel of an ‘inside joke’ to
You have read The Colour Of Money by Mark Gimenez, even if you have never heard of him, as there is not one original thought or story line in the book. It is a ‘copy and paste’ of cliche’s that really is a total waste of time and money. A.
I think this is the 8th Peter James book I have read, which will tell you that they are easy to read. Good story line, minimal fussing about with characters – tells you what is needed but gets on with the story. A good example of a formula that works.
Just finished The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, my first of her books. Sandra loved it which really should have warned me. She likes books with lots of characters to immerse yourself in. As with real life I really can’t be bothered with all that detail. Give me the necessary
When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson is probably the best Kate Atkinson book that I have read. In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a
Possibly my favourite so far! Clever (but warped) back story of a prank gone wrong. Great characters, including the continuation of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace’s life. It is possibly the only book that actually made me gasp out loud at one totally unexpected plot twist, very unexpected indeed. Still a