The Den of Nargun

One of the books read by students during my teaching years was The Nargun and the Stars.  The reason I mention this is we did the walk to the Den of Nargun with some of our grandchildren during the Christmas holidays.  I had walked with our two other grandchildren when they were much younger and…

A Serving of Scandal

This is my new author for January and it is a book that was lent to me by one of my book club friends. The author: “Prue Leith is an expert on gastronomy and one of the UK’s foremost authorities on all things culinary. She is one of the UK’s most renowned restaurateurs and caterers,…

Well worth reading.

This is a book I read way back in August but it left an impression on me so I thought I would share my thoughts. A very short summary: “Mornings in Jenin is an amazing read and an insight to the lives of the Abulheja family who are an ordinary Palestinian family living just before,…

Not my cup of tea.

Since I last commented on books I have read ten in September and well onto another ten in October.  I was hooked on a couple of authors but have chosen this book because I persevered with it almost to the end. The High Mountains of Portugal was certainly an unusual book and I ended up…

Latest read books

I have managed to get quite a few books read recently.  The Strays by Emily Bitto “On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like-minded artists…

Elie, St Monans, Anstruther, Kirkcaldy, Fife. . . . .

I have just finished the latest Val McDermid book, Still Life. Again she has produced a terrific crime fiction novel and the bonus is that it is set in Fife, the county in which I was born.  The many place names mentioned in the book brought back memories of my years in Scotland. “Val McDermid…