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book of the week - Still Life by Louise Penny, book 1 of 11 Book of the Week – Still Life by Louise Penny It was time to get my teeth into a series again, so when Still Life popped up somewhere (wish I could remember where!) I decided to give it a go. And I have several check points which make for a good choice as far as serials go. Good narrator? Yes, Adam Sims does well enough, traversing many variations of French accent, signifying speaking French, and various Canadian accents. Peculiarly when Ganache talks English to the Canadians, he speaks in a ‘refined’ British accent – supposed to be Cambridge. And he…
book of the week - Let me Lie by Clare Macintosh Just read a thrilling psychological drama from Clare Macintosh called ‘Let me Lie’ – this week my book blog reviews the latest tense novel from top author Clare – with a twist at the start as well as at the end! I really enjoyed this one, especially the relationship with the detective and his wife – you’ll see what I mean if you read it. It’s the number 1 Sunday Times bestseller and I’m not surprised why. Well done Clare. The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wrong. One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose…
Book of the Week - Why We Sleep Book of the Week. This was recommended to me by one of our lovely regulars, and my friend, Jill Dowding Walker. It is called ‘Why we Sleep’ because it's full of the new science of sleep and dreams by Matthew Walker and is fascinating. I have decided I need to ensure I get more sleep. The trouble is I get a second wind around 10 PM, I blame all of my late shifts. The other night I went to bed quite early but ended up doing ancestry.co.uk updates until around two! But I will get there and listening to this…
Book of the Week - Why We Sleep Book of the Week. This was recommended to me by one of our lovely regulars, and my friend, Jill Dowding Walker. It is called ‘Why we Sleep’ because it's full of the new science of sleep and dreams by Matthew Walker and is fascinating. I have decided I need to ensure I get more sleep. The trouble is I get a second wind around 10 PM, I blame all of my late shifts. The other night I went to bed quite early but ended up doing ancestry.co.uk updates until around two! But I will get there and listening to this…
Book of the Week - Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan This week's choice is Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan. About a woman who has to protect her family from the lies that might ruin them, and the barrister determined to make him pay. Gripping psychological drama – just the type I like, especially after I’ve been reading light hearted chic lit. And it says for fans of Apple Tree Yard and The Good Wife. I’d have been a barrister in another life so this appealed to me hugely. Really highly reviewed as well so that always gets my attention, on audible. I like that this one has several…