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Cheryl, Allingham is my favourite from that period too. Of course I remember Brett Savernake - Sweet Danger is a book I know and love well - I knew the name was familiar but didnt make the connection. Im sure Martin must be nodding to this!
Hayley it did get rather over the top towards the end. Not really my sort of thing, to be honest, but I applaud him for diving in to unfamiliar waters.
Its not what youd call a cosy book! But youd love the period setting.
I dont think its one for you Helen.
Yes do read it - its a very special novel.
I read your other post first and only just realised the poor chap is no more. Very sad - but a good idea to get one to fill the gap. I had the same thing happen a few years ago and got 2 rescue kittens - had to keep them in the bathroom as my remaining cat hated them so much at first. He used to growl and hiss at them through the glass door. One of the kittens sadly died but the survivor and my older cat are not great friends - most of the time, anyway.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2018 on Mister Puss at a gallimaufry
Always very happy to hear people read things I recommend, Helen! Ive just ordered the book you just reviewed about fairies.
Im glad you agree, Helen. Im keeping on with her because however much you may deplore aspects of them, they are readable so its an incentive to keep reading. Ive also read a couple of Christies - I always tell people they are a good place to start for exactly the reasons you say here.
Sounds wonderful - you've made me long to read it. Sorry about Mr Puss - hope he is OK.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2018 on Fairy Tale, by Alice Thomas Ellis at a gallimaufry
Thanks. I think youll enjoy it Kat.
Yes Liz I decided on this one because I knew the characters would be familiar. I live in France so Ive got French friends and we help each there out with puzzling words and phrases not in the dictionary!
I love the Moving Toyshop but haven't read any other Crispin. This sounds crazy but fun. I'd certainly buy it if I spotted it somewhere.
Thanks Susan! I just keep my eye on a few internet sites that post paintings!
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2018 on Woman with Letter at Harriet Devine's Blog
I agree. Looking forward to some new stand-alones.
Hope you will tell us how it tasted - if anybody has the courage to eat it, of course.
Thanks! Definitely give Maigret a try - you wont regret it.
I know the feeling well, Maureen!
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2018 on Woman No Longer Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes Helen hers is a sad story. She was a truly amazing artist and also extremely beautiful!
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2018 on Girl Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Very true.
I've only read one of your disgracefully large haul of books (this is envy speaking here) - the Frances Wilson, which I enjoyed enormously. She's an excellent biographer - her best is of the courtesan Harriette Wilson which is a hugely entertaining and informative read. Look for ward to many reviews coming up soon.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2018 on on why holidays are good at a gallimaufry
Thanks Maureen - dont be shy! I love comments.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2018 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes Joan its very well done, and an enjoyable book overall. Hope you will like it.
Thanks Liz - I enjoyed your review (and Alis too!)
I can just picture you there, Joan!
You may well be right Peter. Thanks for the comment.