Tag Archives: England

Hold On I’m Coming

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce opens with the receipt of an unexpected letter from a former coworker who is dying in a distant city in England. Recently retired Harold encounters difficulty in writing an appropriate response. … Continue reading

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Open Your Eyes

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is a fictional novel about a young woman named Eleanor living a solitary life in England who develops a crush on a local musician. After seeing him perform once, she decides he … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam is a novel about a man about to turn seventy who attends a retreat in California which helps him change his life. For the majority of his life, Professor Chandra, an intellectual … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Nightdress

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale is the award winning true story of the heinous murder of a three-year-old boy which occurred in England in 1860. Expertly researched, this book introduces the reader to the inception of police … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is an incredible biography based on the life of Odette Sansom who left three young daughters alone while at the same time, … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroines

I just finished reading The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. It would be difficult for me to fully convey how deeply moved and impressed I am by this novel. This is a fictional history based on a female network of … Continue reading

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Bombs Away

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly turned-out to be a big disappointment for me. Even though I generally find merit in many World War II themed fiction books, I was kicking myself for following this one all the way … Continue reading

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