I've been away for a few days which was a lovely break but have come back wanting to read anything other than Gothic (had enough of that for this year) but not really knowing what I'm in the mood for. So I decided on some non-fiction and a couple of short novels while I make up my mind.
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain......a unique record of one woman's experience of twenty-five of the most cataclysmic years in modern history. Has been on my 'read one day' list for far too long and I know I'm going to enjoy this one.
The Bolter by Frances Osbourne......the story of Idina Sackville, the woman who scandalised 1920s society. I found this book after reading Nancy Mitford and went looking for more information on her character 'the Bolter'.
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan......'a deceptively simple narrative of shipwreck and survival.' After reading reviews of this one I wasn't sure I wanted to read it but opinions are varied so thought I'd give it a try.
What's in your library loot this week?