My Week in Books – 20th October ‘19


On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Tuesday –  The Top Ten Tuesday topic was Extraordinary Book Titles. I also joined the blog tour for Don’t Get Involved by F. J. Curlew, sharing my review of this thriller set in Ukraine.

WednesdayWWW Wednesday is the opportunity to share what I’ve just read, what I’m currently reading and what I plan to read next…and have a good nose around to see what other bloggers are reading.

Thursday – I published my introduction to my Buchan of the Month, The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan.  I also published my review of one of the events I attended at Henley Literary Festival 2019, namely David Suchet talking about his photo memoir, Behind the Lens.

Friday – I shared my review of another event I attended at Henley Literary Festival 2019, namely Victoria Hislop talking about her latest book, Those Who Are Loved.

Saturday – I shared my review of The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey as part of the blog tour.

As always, thanks to everyone who has liked, commented on or shared my blog posts on social media this week.

New arrivals

Mrs Palfrey at the ClaremontMrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (ebook)

On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs. Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days.

Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly curious, living off crumbs of affection and snippets of gossip. Together, upper lips stiffened, they fight off their twin enemies—boredom and the Grim Reaper.

Then one day Mrs. Palfrey strikes up an unexpected friendship with Ludo, a handsome young writer, and learns that even the old can fall in love.

cover176261-mediumThe Boy With Blue Trousers by Carol Jones (eARC, courtesy of Head of Zeus and NetGalley)

On the goldfields of 19th-century Australia, two very different girls are trying to escape their past.

1856, China. In the mulberry groves of the Pearl River Delta, eighteen-year-old Little Cat carries a terrible secret. And so, in disguise as a boy in blue trousers, she makes the long and difficult passage to Australia, a faraway land of untold riches where it is said the rivers run with gold.

1857, Australia. Violet Hartley has arrived off the boat from England, fleeing scandal back home. Like the Chinese immigrants seeking their fortunes on the goldfields, Violet is seduced by the promise of a new frontier. Then she meets Little Cat, a woman who, like her, is trying to escape her past.

As their fates inextricably, devastatingly entwine, their story becomes one of freedom, violence, love and vengeance, echoing across the landscapes of two great continents.

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading


Planned posts

  • Event Review: Anne De Courcy at Henley Literary Festival 2019
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: The Summer Springsteen’s Songs Saved Me by Barbara Quinn

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