The Moonstone is a very long tale about a precious gem stolen from the brow of a Hindu deity that wreaks havoc on an English family
Angel will leave you wondering whether to laugh or cry for Angelica Deverell, who's so much the centre of this novel, I promise she'll redefine your notion of self-centeredness.
The Flanders Panel, by Arturo Perez-Reverte, is about art conservator uncovering an inscription hidden for nearly five centuries
Daphne, the latest novel by British writer Justine Picardie, artfully begs the question: Where would we be without our literary forbears
I alluded to bookish doings abroad in my last post ... the London trip was amazing, at least from this bibliophile's point of view
Esther Waters by George Moore, published in 1894, is a novel about making difficult choices. Or, as perhaps, hedging your bets
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont doesn't leave you feeling at all down. Taylor's books are perfect if you want a breezy summer read but aren't willing to sacrifice craft or depth
The Prime of Miss Jane Brody is a story about five girls and their unconventional teacher, Miss Jean Brodie, who is just entering her prime
Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Reader is a clever turn of the ages-old idea that if you want to keep your subjects in line, keep them in the dark.
The Lady Elizabeth is the second book by Alison Weir and she shows a knack for balancing dramatisation with detail.