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Colchester, UK
Interests: opera, listening to music, blogging., reading, writing, going to the proms in the summer
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I am totally obsessed with the Lorac ones at the moment. They are so good. In fact, the two that ath BL published are not as good as those I have since discovered. In my opinion of course!
I think we all have our own candidate. Any if there was such a murder there would be so many suspects!
I have that one waiting
The 100 Classic Crime book is now in paperback but still quite expensive though I think it is worth having. I do like Bellairs. So delightfully oldfashioned and yet with great charm
I have had this book for a year but have yet to write about it. Why you ask? Well, it is not a book you sit and read through. I have been dipping in an out of it for months... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Random Jottings
Yes the Nadal Rog final which I waas dreading did not materialise thank the Lord
Oh that is great to hear. So pleased when somebody enjoys a recommendation. thanks for letting me know
There is the odd bit in the present tense, mainly when a scene is being set, or we are being told a character's thoughts, and at first I thought Oh No but in fact the majority of the story is in the right past tense. And after a little while you do not even notice those small paragraphs. Please do read it you will love it I am sure
I intend to get her other title now!
I have had this book for ages. I kept putting off reading it. Why? No answer comes to mind. I had read all the rave reviews, I am friends with Amanda on Facebook - she sounds fun, witty and warm.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Random Jottings
I decided to opt out of Felixstowe this year as I was so busy and also feel most strongly that it should be run by people who actually live there. I may attend next year. Some of the women's matches have been very good and the better ones have a total lack of shrieking. Glad to see the back of Muguruza for that very reason. I see that Azarenka who makes a noise like a dying whinny s playing mixed doubles with Jamie Murray. I shall be interested to see if she makes that noise when playing with him. Should be fun!
You are very tolerant of my rantings particularly about RF and I do appreciate it. I love his tennis I think he is one of, if not, the greatest but you know how I feel about him as a person. We have discussed Nole on FB. This giving of the heart gesture is sick making and I wish he would pack it in. Yes think American tennis is on the up. Shame that Jack Sock is so graceless and a bit of an oik. I feel no sorrow for Konta, she has a very high opinion of herself which is not shared by others
My pleasure!
I thought I wasn’t going to but once I got started....
It is 7 am and have been awake since 5 am so thought Elaine get the laptop out and do your Wimbers report. People ask me when I am going to do my yearly Rant so here goes, though my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Random Jottings
The House of Mirth is her best IMHO. First time I read it I was shocked and atunned at the ending and it stayed with me for ages. I think she is a superb writer
I recently posted about my visit to Haworth. I first went there when I was about 21 and in the grip of my Bronte fascination after reading A Man of Sorrow by Lock & Dixon, a biography of Patrick Bronte.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Random Jottings
I loved Bulldog and how delighted he was when he got the curtains to swish! I am so glad that a lot of books I loved as a child are coming back into print
Maddy Alone was the least favourite of the series for me anyway. the Swish of the Curtain remains my favourite
I am going to give this to Florence and hope she likes it but not sure she will. She is a Harry Potter fanatic!
I really enjoy re-reading and enjoying children's books and these ones by Pamela Brown were among my favourites
I read this over and over again. Pushkin Press say they have had a wonderful reception to its being published again which is lovely to hear
Yes I remember Golden Pavements very well and Maddy Alone
I remember that one. I read it too
Miss Collins, the junior librarian knew me well. She should do. I practically lived in the library. 'Oh Elaine' she said when I took The Swish of the Curtain to be stamped out 'you are not reading this again are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Random Jottings