The story covers the post war years of an ordinary family coping with the trials and tribulations of life, particularly the daughter, Sadie, who is much indulged by her older brothers and parents. Falling in love with a boy called Paul, at a Cliff Richard concert, Sadie moves away, but when things go wrong she returns to London alone and pregnant. I really enjoyed this book. There were many happy reminders of fashion, music, socialising, akin to my own experience during the same period.
Marie in Moseley - Biscuit Rating 4 out of 5
There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin has always been ambitious, and although she achieves a good career, matters of the heart are not her skill. After watching the love of her life go off and get married to someone else, Agatha goes on holiday, but unfortunately, she ends up in the same place as her beau and his new wife! This leads to upset and antagonism, so when the wife is found murdered, Agatha is the number one suspect! This is full of twists and turns, a real page-turner recommended for all ages and types of reader.
Catherine in Erdington -Biscuit Rating 5 out of 5
Murder as a Fine Art by David Morell
Thomas De Quincey returns to London to find that someone is using his controversial ‘Confessions of an English Opium Eater’ and ‘On Murder’ essays as inspiration for their killings. This leads the Police to suspect De Quincey himself, so he must uncover the truth before the killer completes his work. I found this very interesting reading about how things were in 1850’s London and learning about Thomas De Quincey