#1976 Club: Another Death in Venice by Reginald Hill

Since the time I finished my first Reginald Hill at the beginning of the year, I had been planning to read another book of his but somehow never got round to it. The 1976 book club, hosted by Simon @ Stuck in a Book and Karen @ Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings, has now given me the … Continue reading #1976 Club: Another Death in Venice by Reginald Hill

Friday’s Forgotten Book: Weekend at Thrackley by Alan Melville (1934)

I enjoyed Alan Melville's Death of Anton so much that I was keen to read more of him and decided on this because I really need a weekend away from the nightmare that we are living right now. Jim Henderson has been trying to survive in the Post WWI years. Without any stable job and … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: Weekend at Thrackley by Alan Melville (1934)

1943: The Mouse in the Mountain by Norbert Davis

Some time in 2013, I discovered American writer Norbert Davis through his book Holocaust House Though published in 1940, the book has nothing to do with what the Nazis were doing at that particular period, it is instead a delightful read featuring a pair called Doan and Carstairs. While reading about Davies at that time, … Continue reading 1943: The Mouse in the Mountain by Norbert Davis

The Last Days of Weimar Republic: Christopher Isherwood’s Mr. Norris Changes Trains

I have a fascination for books that have train journeys in them. So when I discovered a book that began with a train journey, I simply had to read it.“Never mind. Never mind. In this brief life, one cannot always be counting the cost.”William Bradshaw is a young English man making his way to Germany … Continue reading The Last Days of Weimar Republic: Christopher Isherwood’s Mr. Norris Changes Trains

Forgotten Books: The Affair at Aliquid and Burglars in Bucks by G.D.H and Margaret Cole

G.D.H Cole and Margaret Cole were serious minded people. Conscientious Objectors to wars, economists,  political theorists, and members of the Fabian Society, they wrote on such weighty subjects as labour and trade unionism  wages and work conditions, war and its impact on society; but they also had a light-hearted side that made them write wrote mystery novels dealing with … Continue reading Forgotten Books: The Affair at Aliquid and Burglars in Bucks by G.D.H and Margaret Cole