The Book Cull

It's been so hard. A lifetime of books gathered over more years than I want to admit, but it had to be done. I didn't count the number of books I sent to be re-homed, but suffice to say the British Heart Foundation collection driver knows my registered number off by heart. Which to keep… Continue reading The Book Cull

“The Figure in the Carpet” – Henry James Henry James (1843 - 1916) wrote his novella, "The Figure in the Carpet", in 1896. An American, who spent his early and later years in England, James wrote the well known novels "Washington Square" (1880), "Portrait of a Lady" (1881), and "The Turn of the Screw" (1898). "The Figure in the Carpet" was a… Continue reading “The Figure in the Carpet” – Henry James

The Willow Woman, A Philip Ye novel by Laurence Westwood – Book Review

Another winner from Laurence Westwood following on from The Balance of Heaven and Earth and to my mind even more enjoyable. There is greater substance to this novel and the author uses his characters to make some interesting observations about modern day China. The author weaves just the right amount of Chinese history and explanation… Continue reading The Willow Woman, A Philip Ye novel by Laurence Westwood – Book Review

Silver Darlings Review

There is something special about a book that stays with you in between reading sessions and this, for me, was such a book. I enjoyed it tremendously. I'm sure people who have visited will agree there is something unique about Holy Island’s atmosphere, something distinctive, and LK Wilde captures this perfectly. Not just through description,… Continue reading Silver Darlings Review