Keeping Up Appearances by Rose Macaulay and Which Way? by Theodora Benson #BritishLibraryWomenWriters

Today's post is a look at two books I've been desperately trying to get to for some time. It's been a good summer for reading and I've managed to shift clear about half of the TBR pile - and I've finally read these two crackers from the marvellous British Library Women Writers series. I've been … Continue reading Keeping Up Appearances by Rose Macaulay and Which Way? by Theodora Benson #BritishLibraryWomenWriters

Mamma – Diana Tutton (British Library Women Writers)

In other hands, this could have been an uncomfortable (or perhaps horribly salacious) read, concerning as it does a growing connection between a woman and a younger man. But Tutton is too good a writer for that, and this becomes a fascinating exploration of motherhood, aging, and the often uncomfortable acknowledgement of desire in anyone … Continue reading Mamma – Diana Tutton (British Library Women Writers)

Re-Navigation by Sue Parritt #BlogTour

A gloomy seascape is of little consequence to Julia, as a ferry transports her to an isolated Welsh island to undertake a Spiritual Development course. Soon, Julia finds herself surrounded by new friends and questions. As relationships deepen, so does Julia’s feeling that something crucial is missing from her life. As passion ignites and deep-buried … Continue reading Re-Navigation by Sue Parritt #BlogTour

Gordon Kerr’s The Partisan Heart #BlogTour

Following his wife’s tragic death, Michael Keats’ grief is compounded by the discovery that she had been having an affair. This revelation leads Michael to Italy, his wife’s home country, where he becomes embroiled in tensions which date back to the 1940s. The violence and loyalties of the past reverberate down the years, and Michael … Continue reading Gordon Kerr’s The Partisan Heart #BlogTour