Rarely do I find a book that keeps me turning pages into the small hours. But The Good Wife, by Stewart O'Nan, is one I couldn't put down
Hard to believe that Paddington Bear celebrates his fiftieth this year. What with one mishap after another, who'd have thought he'd have made it so far?
The Beatrix Potter Complete Tales with all 23 of the famous tales, beginning with Peter Rabbit and arranged in the order they were originally published
I thought that in the spirit of back to school I'd offer you a few of what I think to be fine books on the art of writing
Sovereign, by C. J. Sansom, is the third book in a series featuring lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his trusted clerk, Jack Barak
Seems like a long time since I've chatted up a British mystery ... doesn't it? Well, Strong Poison, by Dorothy L. Sayers, is just the thing to put an end to the dry spell
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a gothic tale of classic romanticism, the creature is inherently good. It is society that turns Frankenstein's creature to evil.
A Far Cry from Kensington offers a wry send-up of the London publishing scene with its debtors, eccentrics, high-maintenance authors and bottomless well of hangers-on.
The Lady Elizabeth is the second book by Alison Weir and she shows a knack for balancing dramatisation with detail.
Antony & Cleopatra is fast-paced, almost suspenseful (even though, it being a Shakespearean tragedy, we know how the major players will meet their end).