Yet another Alan Bennett book; I was on a bit of a roll and once I’d discovered how good his books were I couldn’t stop reading more and more of him! This book had me chuckling just from the first few pages so I anticipated it would be another great story. It is the story [...]
This is an autobiography of Janice up to the age of 11, detailing her life growing up in Scotland in the 1950s and 60s with her elderly mother who is very selfless and tries her very best, and her sister Cora who is by contrast a selfish and quite cruel person.
This is a wonderful, entertaining, and touching story about Mr & Mrs Ransome who have all their possessions stolen in a burglary including chairs, beds, bathroom cabinets, mirrors, etc. While trying to deal with the shock of this, Mrs Ransome slowly begins to feel quite liberated with having to start all over again and a [...]
This is another high quality book from Anita Shreve with great characters and a gripping storyline. Maureen meets and falls in love with Harold and everything is wonderful and romantic and they get married, but gradually Harold becomes controlling and demanding and then violent towards Maureen. She initially believes his promises that the violence won’t [...]