As the season of buying gifts is approaching, I thought I'd let you know what books are on my bedside table, waiting to be read. Books make the best Christmas presents, in my view, so perhaps some of these will inspire you...here are four books that I think could make a perfect gift for almost … [Read more...]
Today’s Hangover Square
I've just finished reading Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton. While I don't want to say too much about the book before we discuss the novel at next Tuesday's WEL Book Group, I think it's a remarkable novel set in a remarkable time. London in 1939, the weeks and days before the declaration of war, … [Read more...]
England’s Lane Books gets busy!
Tessa Hadley at England's Lane Books on 21st AprilWe have so many events lined up at the book shop in London in May that I thought I'd share some of the excitement with you as I can hardly believe the quality of the writers we are going to be hosting.Only last week we had one of my very … [Read more...]
The London Train by Tessa Hadley
I've spent many hours on the train between the West Country and London, so the title of this book immediately spoke to me. I'm also a great fan of Tessa Hadley and her neat writing style; of her slow but determined narrative where an extraordinary story emerges from perfectly ordinary circumstances … [Read more...]