An Embarrassment of Riches

When the best laid reading plans go astray

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Last Orders by Graham Swift #Bookerprize

Four men on a pilgrimage to fulfill their friend’s dying wishes.

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The Female Detective by Andrew Forrester: new life for old crime #20booksof summer #crimefiction

For those of us brought up to believe that Wilkie Collins wrote the first detective novel in English,  it comes

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High Rising by Angela Thirkell [book review]

High Rising, Angela Thirkell’s debut novel in her Barsetshire series, was born out of adversity. Having left her husband in

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