I lost the last couple of days to a really nasty vomiting bug – fear not, I will spare you further details.
Anyhow, in between ‘incidents’ I did get quite a lot of reading done!
I finished two of my Persephone books. ‘A London Child of the 1870s’ by Molly Hughes which was very entertaining and her memories of childhood holidays in Cornwall helped me make up my mind as to where we shall be going this summer. OH and I went on holiday to Cornwall pre-Flo but we have never taken her so hopefully we will rectify that this year.
I also read ‘Harriet’ by Elizabeth Jenkins. The Persephone catalogue tells you that this is about a murder so I don’t feel including that detail here is a plot spoiler. My goodness what a brilliant book this was. It is not a who-dunnit, or even a why-dunnit. You know who the victim is going to be, you know who is going to be responsible for the death and you know why it is done but knowing all that does not stop it being an extraordinary read. It is tragic and intriguing. When I first looked at the Persephone catalogue I did put this book at the top of my wish list because I had heard of it and I was delighted when OH bought me it for Christmas and I cannot recommend it enough – it is a brutal read and heart-breaking (it is a loosely fictionalised account of a true story) but an excellent read.
I hope you have all had a good weekend.