Goodnight Sweet Prince. A fictional take on the death of Queen Victoria's grandson, Prince Eddy. A bit slow to get going and a real plethora of characters to get my pea brain around but warming up nicely.
Relistening to the first Jackson Lamb spy book ‘ Slow Horses’ , this got me through the uncomfortable nights when I first had my ankle done and had to wear a cast, then a boot in bed. Mick Herron bases his hero on Andy Daziel and also refers to Le Carré’s Moscow Rules a couple of times. Very entertaining.
Jumping in Puddles by Claire Allen. In a small gossipy Irish town, Detta starts a group for four people who are alone, a single teenage mother, a widow, and a man and woman united by the fact that their husband/wife ran off with each other. I tend to alternate detective/Scandi Noir with something I wouldn't normally pick from the shelf if I had to pay for it. I am rarely disappointed and this is a delight.
It's a great pity the right of free speech isn't based on the obligation to say something sensible.
Post by Interested Bob on May 14, 2018 18:30:16 GMT
I'm half way through The Guide To Middle Earth (not sure who it's by), an unofficial guide to the world and the people created by JRR Tolkien. I know most of it anyway, but it's helping me to get my head around some of the more obscure stuff that I don't know.
Post by Interested Bob on May 17, 2018 16:05:13 GMT
I've finished The Guide To Middle Earth, and my next book will probably be a collection of some of Terry Pratchett's earlier, unpublished short stories that I bought at a charity shop a couple of weeks ago.