Thanks to all who offered suggestions as to the identity of Lee's mystery book (see below) - I knew you'd be able to help!
Remember the 2018 Reader Survey? The results are in. Mary apologises for having taken longer than expected to compile her report; as you can read here, a vacation took a very dramatic turn indeed. Thank goodness she is all right.
William Boyd's new novel Love is Blind has gone straight to the head of my reading queue. It's set at the end of the nineteenth century, has a musical theme, and features a young Edinburgh man, Brodie Moncur. Here's the author in conversation with Waterstones' Will Rycroft: