7 October 2016 | Adult Fiction

Mothers and daughters – books and excursions

Mothers and daughters – this is a subject that has been extensively used in mediocre, sentimental movies and rather ordinary novels with family sagas but it is also the source of brilliant books, movies and plays. I’m back from a lovely long weekend trip to Sydney with Miss 10 and my Mum. As Miss 10…

29 December 2015 | Adult Fiction

98 and counting …

This year I have kept a tally of the books I have read. With three days to go until the end of the year, I am up to number 98, and I have every intention of reading my way to 100 books by midnight 2015. Silly isn’t it, to think that 100 books is somewhat…

10 November 2015 | Adult Fiction, Children's Fiction

Stories within stories

I read two books this week which had stories within stories, and saw a musical on Saturday night which had a story within a story. I love it – stories are fabulous enough but a story within a story is pure magic! Let me explain. Miss 9 put Angelica Bank’s Finding Serendipity on my bedside…