Sept 26 Love is Blind by William Boyd
This audaciously unpredictable tale of passion and pianos in 1880s France and Russia is worthy of adulation.
Oct 24 A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve
A Big Chill like group reunites for a 40-something wedding in this melancholy story of missed opportunities, lingering regrets and imagined alternatives.
Nov 21 The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse
Set in Southern France in 1500s. It tells of the tension between the Huguenots and the Catholics. A romantic element runs through it and it is a long 585 pages! The research is fascinating and it is a real page turner. I read it in about three hours.
Jan 23 The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
A true story about an elderly couple who lost everything including their home. They then walked the coastal path in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. It tells of how they coped, and who they met. A very uplifting tale showing the compassion and kindness of strangers and the amazing stoicism and commitment of the couple.
Feb 20 Transcription by Kate Atkinson
A story set in 1940 about a young girl eighteen years old who finds herself unexpectedly in a world of espionage. I found it very funny and an easy read. The story progresses to when Juliet becomes a member of the BBC and the past comes to haunt her.
Mar 19 Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale
Set in the 1970’s, a coming of age novel which draws on the author’s own experience. Beautifully written.
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