Holiday Reading 3: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I’m kicking off 2014 with a short and hopefully sweet review of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Yes, Gaiman for anyone who regularly peruses this blog. I hope you enjoy him as much as I do, if not, I apologise. Feel free to recommend different titles for my summer […]

Holiday Reading 2: Burial Rites

Every now and then you read something lovely – Burial Rites is that kind of something. NB: word on the grapevine is this book is being optioned for a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence  . . . Burial Rites is the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir.  Beheaded in 1830 for her part in a double murder, she […]

Holiday Reading 1: Sense and Sensibility

Austen fans can be a fearsome bunch. Many are generally hostile towards any human being who deigns to mess with the perfection of an Austen novel.  But that is exactly what UK writer, Joanna Trollope has done for the Jane Austen Project – an ambitious venture from HarperCollins, involving the re-release of Austen’s complete works, […]