Remains of the day

My latest book is The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. The Remains of the Day is the story of an English butler in postwar England. He sets off on a journey to meet the former housekeeper who used to work with him at Darlington Hall and during the drive he reflects on his…

Tuesday Travels. . .Jarlshof, Shetland

This particular place blew me away.  Yes it was windy but the actual history that we were viewing was absolutely amazing.  I feel privileged that we were able to see it. Jarlshof is a historical site of Prehistoric and Norse Settlement on Shetland. In 1890 fierce storms exposed structures which had been hidden under layers…

Tuesday Travels – Pont-Aven

A visit to another beautiful village in Brittany.  This lovely little village is well known in Brittany for the proliferation of artists who live or used to live in the vicinity and have used picturesque Pont-Aven as their source of inspiration.  The most famous of the artists is Paul Gauguin.  At the various sites which…

Never Let Me Go

My latest A-Z Book Challenge book is this one.   I think the cover is woeful.  Not my style at all.  Yes, it has an ethereal quality but I certainly wouldn’t have chosen this book by the cover, I chose it because I had read Remains of the Day. I did a post on Remains of…

Three completely different reads in November.

While on holiday in New Zealand I read two books that I had downloaded on my Kobo and the third I read when I arrived home. The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen was one I had read about on Twitter when someone had posted about her latest book. It sounded interesting and I thought I…

More February books

The Dark of Summer by Eric Linklater. This is a book borrowed from the library and one by an older author.  I had heard of this author but hadn’t read any of his books. He wrote novels, historical fiction, military history, travel and children’s books. “In the early years of World War II, an army…