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I'm about to read "My Father' Places" by Aeronwy Thomas - got it from the library. I've read a couple of other books about Dylan Thomas and was intrigued by his life (how he lived it & how he created work). I've also read a couple of books by Caitlin - that I thought of as "a great wallowing" :-) I love reading about the lives of writers.


I am half way through the Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney. I finished Venentia Kelly's Traveling show and I just keep going with the story of Ben MacCarthy.

Dark Puss

If your book emulating Bulgakov comes at all close it will be absolutely wonderful!

The reprobate cat is currently nearing the last few pages of All Souls' Day by Cees Nooteboom. Next up (yes a book on a tbr "pile") is the book kindly donated to me by Harriet Devine, Sleeping with Mozart.


I am just starting the 2nd of a series by Peter May. I enjoyed 'The Blackhouse' as you know, so I have downloaded the The Enzo Files series. The first, 'Exraordinary People' was another enjoyable read and so I have begun 'The Critic'.

I'm not a skilled reviwer, so I find it hard to say why these books are more satisfying for me than the Cadfael that we read this month. Maybe the plot is faster & with a bit more complexity. The sense of place remains strong, although I dont have any personal knowledge of France to judge it by. I seem to care what happens to the characters too.

I wouldn't dream of taking up Peter May's time by writing him a letter (!) but if he ever reads your blog again Cornflower, he will see another happy reader.


For anyone who is interested, the Cornflower view of My Father's Places:
and a couple of passages from the book:

adele geras

I am reading We had it so good by Linda Grant. Most enjoyable so far....and DO go for Sarah Moss. I can't wait to hear what you think of it, Cornflower. Go on...make it Night Waking!!

Peter May

Delighted to hear from you any time, Sandy!


I know it's a bit late, but can I second Adele's vote for Night Waking? I really enjoyed Sarah Moss's first book which was splendidly creepy and atmospheric so I would love to know what you think about this one.
As for what I was reading this weekend - I finished Cara Black's Murder in the Latin Quarter, one of a series featuring Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc who reminds me very much of a French Kinsey Milhone, and am now in the middle of Jean Kwok's Girl in Translation and The Radleys by Matt Haig - all of which I can thoroughly recommend.


Thankyou, Liz, I have Girl in Translation on the tbr pile, so I'm glad to know you're enjoying it.

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