Oh, I’ve so many books on the go, including an Elizabeth Buchan started on the cruise and unfinished; ditto Lillian Beckwith’s Hebridean books. I’ve just started a new book (paper, this time) by Alan Hollinghurst, called The Stranger’s Child. The first chapter didn’t grip, but the second has begun to….
Likewise really enjoy JP & the Reacher books. Did you know that Scott Blade has started a series about Jack Reacher’s Son?
Love all James Patterson books. Currently reading Lee Child’s ‘Bad Luck and Trouble’ – another Jack Reacher adventure
(6’5", 220 lb……..Tom Cruise????
George Orwell Diaries (1931-1949).( Penguin 1998). Just picked this up and found it quite unputdownable. Not really into diaries but this one isn quite an eccentric lucky bag from the deep and meaningful to the bland and boring ( including detailed descriptions of the various states or Orwell’s breakfast egg and his cooking and gardening top tips and animal husbandry). Counterpointed with pre war reports of Oswald Moseley’s rise to fame, a travelogue which takes you through industrial England and the turbulent streets of air raided London and the unfoldfing horrors of WWII via the Bay of Biscay, Gibraltar, Morrocco, Casablanca, Cornwall and Marrakech. Provides a fresh insight into Orwell’s major works as impassioned social commentator.
I’ll learn how to quote someday….I hope you’ll enjoy the book, Jo….my copy went to a young student who’s struggling with her finances!
Sounds fun – and I’ve found it on Amazon for 1p!
Just as fascinating the 2nd time around, Jo. She realises how she’s been conned by advertisers early in the book, and how little difference there is between supermarket brands and expensive named brands, especially for toiletries. I only use own brands for toothpaste, deodorant etc, but some people swear by a certain brand, thus "owning" it in their minds.
Eventually she goes on a working holiday to a childrens’ holiday centre, and meets the love of her life, the organic gardener- so it has a romance, too!
Sounds like an interesting read, Jo – and do let me know if you tackle Cervantes.
No, but a copy has turned up in the vast pile of books left from our stall on May Day, so perhaps…
I’m reading Kath Kelly’s "How I Lived a Year on Just a Pound a Day" for the 2nd time…it also turned up on the bookstall, and I’ve a feeling it was originally mine. I do enjoy how she turned her acquisitive life around.