Tag Archives: England

Expendable Lives

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff  is a historical fiction novel set during and after World War II. It begins in New York near Grand Central Station where an unknown woman has been hit and killed by an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Finding Truth

The Riddle and the Knight: In search of Sir John Mandeville by Giles Milton is a non-fiction book published in 1996. This is another library book sale discovery which, quite frankly, left me amazed. Milton, a British journalist, discovered Mandeville’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Prodigal Son

The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler is another Top 150 novel. Published posthumously in 1903, this autobiographical story takes place in the Victorian 1800’s. It is the story of a man named Ernest who lives in England and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Under New Management

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry is an enjoyable novel about a young woman named Emilia Nightingale who inherits her father’s bookshop in a quaint English village upon his death. Emilia’s enthusiasm for keeping the store … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

It’s Academic

Possession by A.S. Byatt is one of the Top 150 novels of the last century. The story is about a scholar named Roland who, while researching the life of a Victorian poet named Ash, discovers drafts of two letters written … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Erasing History

The Peacock Emporium is a novel by Jojo Moyes written in 2005. It is the story of a young woman in her thirties named Suzanna who is dissatisfied with her life. She is married, but has no desire to have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment