Hello all and Happy Saturday! It’s my birthday weekend – I’m 21 AGAIN! – so you may all eat cake with no guilt this weekend! I don’t actually think there’ll be many bookish presents heading my way this weekend – I may be proved wrong – but I’m hoping for gift vouchers so fingers crossed!
On the bookish front it’s been a good reading week, as there’s been sunshine!, so I’ve managed to finish 5 books this week! And no visits to Netgalley! But there has been some bookpost and I did make it to a Waterstones this week so may have treated myself!!
here’s my look back…
SUMMER AT LUCERNE LODGE by MORTON S.GRAY – 5 STARS
JUST FRIENDS IN VEGAS by LUCY KEELING – 5 STARS
Very lucky to have received 2 books to review this week..
THE SCREAMING SKY by CHARLES FOSTER
published by Little Toller Books
Swifts live in perpetual summer. They inhabit the air like nothing on the planet. They watched the continents shuffle to their present places and the mammals evolve.
They are not ours, though we like to claim them. They defy all our categories, and present no passports as they surf the winds across the worlds. They sleep in the high thin air – their wings controlled by an alert half-brain.
This is a radical new look at the Common Swift – a numerous but profoundly un-common bird – by Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast.
Foster follows the swifts throughout the world, manically, lyrically, yet scientifically. The poetry of swifts is in their facts, and this book, in Little Toller’s monograph series, draws deeply on the latest extraordinary discoveries.
THE RAILWAY GIRLS IN LOVE by MAISIE THOMAS
Love is in the air, and together the railway girls can overcome even the hardest of times.
Mabel has finally put the past behind her, and her relationship with the dashing Harry is stronger than ever. That is, until an old flame shows up, leaving Mabel questioning her future.
Meanwhile Joan has made amends with Bob – if only she could do the same with Gran. And there’s still that family mystery she wants answer to, isn’t there?
As a mother and grandmother, Dot Green has always put her family first. Her job as a parcels porter has brought new purpose to her life, so is it finally time to start following her heart . . .
Life as a railway girl is busy but as war rages on and air raids disrupt daily life, the women realise they need each other more than ever, especially when there might be wedding bells on the horizon
.And I treated myself to this one in Waterstones this week..
PEOPLE OF ABANDONED CHARACTER by CLARE WHITFIELD
Marry in haste . . . Murder at leisure?
London, 1888: Susannah rushes into marriage to a young and wealthy surgeon. After a passionate honeymoon, she returns home with her new husband wrapped around her little finger. But then everything changes.
Thomas’s behavior becomes increasingly volatile and violent. He stays out all night, returning home bloodied and full of secrets. The gentle caresses she enjoyed on her wedding night are now just a honeyed memory.
When the first woman is murdered in Whitechapel, Susannah’s interest is piqued. But as she follows the reports of the ongoing hunt for the killer, her mind takes her down the darkest path imaginable. Every time Thomas stays out late, another victim is found dead.
Is it coincidence? Or is her husband the man they call Jack the Ripper?