Book review: Aprons and Silver Spoons

I found this lovely-looking book in a charity shop for just 99p and it really caught my eye. I have quite a thing about the 1930s era so I just had to snap it up! “Aprons and Silver Spoons” is a book of the real-life memoirs of Mollie Browne and her early career in domestic service … Continue reading Book review: Aprons and Silver Spoons

Book review: Petite Mort

Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman was pitched as a cross between Hitchcock and Moulin Rouge. Based on the cover description I was expecting a story about a Parisian film studio during the silent movie years, a long lost film that was never released due to a murder trial, and the scandal associated with the people … Continue reading Book review: Petite Mort

Book review: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window…

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson On his 100th birthday Allan Karlsson decides to escape his nursing home by climbing out of the window, and goes on an adventure involving (among other things) a dangerous criminal gang, petty thieves, suspicious deaths, a suitcase of cash and an elephant on … Continue reading Book review: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window…

Recent reads: The Blackpool Highflyer

I picked up "The Blackpool Highflyer" by Andrew Martin at a charity shop recently, intrigued by the fact that it mentions Blackpool in the title and hoping for a story set in some familiar local places. It was – but this book had both good points and bad ones and it took me a while … Continue reading Recent reads: The Blackpool Highflyer

Book review: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

I picked up The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga one day at the supermarket and then left it several years before I got round to actually reading it. But when I did I found it to be an interesting and thought-provoking read. It’s the story of a successful entrepreneur in India and how he got to his current life … Continue reading Book review: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga