I'm still feeling a reading restlessness and dipping into numerous books at once which is not my normal way of reading but which I am enjoying as most of them are set in the first half of the 20th century and it provides interesting comparisons. Today I brought home from the library....
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny......my favourite mystery series which I've had on hold and can't wait to read.
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey......suddenly the year is racing to an end and I still have three books to read to finish the Vintage Mystery Challenge so I was delighted to find the library had a copy of this in their back room. I've been wanting to read it for years. A convalescent policeman lightens boredom by investigating the mystery deaths of the Princes in the Tower.
War & Peace and Sonya by Judith Armstrong......the wife of Leo Tolstoy tells the story of her marriage and her involvement with her husband's writing. I hadn't heard of this book before but it sounds my sort of story.
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst........has been on my TBR for ages and as my reading is focused on this era at present it seems a good time to read it. It begins in 1913 and follows the changing fortunes of two families - an ' impeccably nuanced exploration of changing taste, class and social etiquette.'
Mrs Woolf & the Servants by Alison Light....explores the hidden history of service. Through Virginia Woolf's diaries and letters and brilliant detective work, the author chronicles the lives of those forgotten women who worked behind the scenes in Bloomsbury. (NF)
Fanny Trollope by Pamela Neville-Sington......the story of the mother of Anthony Trollope, herself a successful novelist and travel writer. (NF)
What's in your library loot this week?