A Spool of Blue Thread: Anne Tyler

2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlistee 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlistee Trying to keep up with book posts! I found this book in an Amnesty book shop in the centre of York, having popped in for a browse on a lovely sunny day a couple of weeks ago. The guy serving me complimented my choice, recommending The Accidental Tourist by the same author. Anne Tyler … Continue reading A Spool of Blue Thread: Anne Tyler

The Vagabond Clown: Edward Marston

It’s very rare for me to get many opportunities to pick up a book at random and start reading – either my choices will be something that has been on the must-read list for a while or is part of my dad’s continued efforts to educate me in literature through Christmas presents. The Vagabond Clown (An Elizabethan Mystery don’t you know) was one of those books … Continue reading The Vagabond Clown: Edward Marston

Time and Time Again: Ben Elton

I am a big fan of Ben Elton; comedian and writer of TV series such as The Young Ones and Blackadder. His sense of humour appeals. I have read his thriller Popcorn before and so jumped at the chance to read a historically related novel of his. What historian is not fascinated by the concept of time travel? The book centres around a question, if you could change … Continue reading Time and Time Again: Ben Elton