Category Archives: Book Reviews

Quiet Please!

A lot has happened since the last Bookworm post back in February this year.  Plans that were at best embryonic at that stage have moved on significantly;  we’re now living in beautiful rural surroundings, close to the sea and awaiting … Continue reading

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Friends and Books in High Places, February 2016

Friends and Books in High Places! It’s been a while since I last posted a book review. This is by no means the entire list of books that have passed through my hands since then, just a few that were … Continue reading

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The Ladies Have It! July 2015

Hot summer days are conducive to the consumption of good books. Since my last review post in April, we’ve spent most of the Spring in France, and I’m now settling down to what looks like a long hot summer under … Continue reading

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A Winter of Relative Content – April 2015

This review covers the period October 2014 to March 2015. During this period we took a quick flip over to France to check on the boat in November, spent Christmas at home, and drove down through France to Spain in … Continue reading

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Turn the page… or close the book?

A Summer of Discontent This book review spans a fairly lengthy period of time (April to October) during which I picked up and discarded an infinite number of books. Was it the books themselves? Was it because there was so … Continue reading

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Some Winter’s Tales

This review covers our winter in sunny Spain, where our only supply of books came from the various charity markets and the old stalwart, the charity library. I don’t think I’ve ever abandoned so many half- read books in my … Continue reading

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Books for the Shorter Days

I’ve had some good reads during the autumn months, and discovered some interesting new writers whose work I’ll be keeping an eye out for.  I’ve also made some bad choices, and abandoned several books along the way when I’ve become … Continue reading

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Words on the Water

Words on the Water During recent weeks we’ve been cruising on the French waterways.  I made a hurried trip to the library before we left, safe in the knowledge that although the books are available only on three week loan … Continue reading

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Garden Tomes – July 2013

It’s been a good month for reading.  Maybe it was the hot weather that encouraged me to lounge around in the garden under the shade of a large parasol, with a glass of iced something in my hand; or perhaps … Continue reading

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