Marghanita Laski – Little Boy Lost

So, you start a book which is meant to result in emotional upheaval, and you keep your distance to begin with, but then the book sucks you in, and you feel your emotions getting the better off you, while the writing itself remains simple and straightforward, with almost no sentimentality. And as you keep turning […]

Marghanita Laski – To Bed With Grand Music

I’ve been meaning to read a Laski for a long time, and I finally picked this book out of my shelf, just to help me return to the world of reading – one of my many loves that I’ve been ignoring recently. And on finishing it, I was gently reminded as to why I love […]

Monica Dickens – Mariana

I bought this book back in January, simply because the blurb likened it to I Capture The Castle, and ended up “saving” it for the Persephone Reading Week (hosted by Verity and Claire). I had great expectations from this book (if you may excuse the totally unnecessary pun), not only because of the blurb comparing […]

Persephone Reading Week #2

Claire & Verity are hosting Persephone Reading Week#2 this week (yep, am a day late with my post). I missed out on this last year, but was quite looking forward to reading a couple of Persephone books this year. In fact, I’d even picked out a couple of books and kept it aside for this […]

Winifred Watson – Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day is a delightful book centring around a middle-aged prudish governess, who has no money and desperately needs a job to click. One morning, a serendipitous incident sees her knock on the door of a beautiful young cabaret singer, instead of a household abound with ill-disciplined children, for a job. […]

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