It’s the first Saturday of the month which means it’s time for 6 Degrees of Separation!
Here’s how it works: a book is chosen as a starting point by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best and linked to six other books to form a chain. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own ‘chain’ leading from the selected book.
Kate says: Books can be linked in obvious ways – for example, books by the same authors, from the same era or genre, or books with similar themes or settings. Or, you may choose to link them in more personal or esoteric ways: books you read on the same holiday, books given to you by a particular friend, books that remind you of a particular time in your life, or books you read for an online challenge. Join in by posting your own six degrees chain on your blog and adding the link in the comments section of each month’s post. You can also check out links to posts on Twitter using the hashtag #6Degrees
This month is a wild card meaning we can start with the last book in any previous chain. I’ve gone with the last book in October’s chain which means my starting book is Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie.
Two pigs, named Snowball and Napoleon, feature prominently in Animal Farm by George Orwell. They are the leaders of the rebellion which see the animals take over the farm.
A different Napoleon appears in False Lights (or to give it its revised title, Hester and Crow) by Katy Moran. The book’s premise is that Napoleon Bonaparte won, not lost, the Battle of Waterloo. The dashing Cornish hero of False Lights is known as Crow to his intimates but his official title is Lord Lamorna.
Lamorna Cove in Cornwall is one of the places on the South West Coast Path through which Raynor Winn, and her husband Moth, pass during their epic journey described in The Salt Path.
Another place Raynor and Moth visit is the cliff-top hut built by Parson Hawker, Vicar of Morwenstow. This location also features in The Mermaid’s Call, the third in Katherine Stansfield’s Cornish Mysteries series featuring unconventional detective duo, Shilly and Anna.
Three sisters better known for their literary skills than their detective abilities feature in The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis, the first in her inventive Bronte Mysteries series. (The second book in the series, The Diabolical Bones, was published on 5th November.)
Where did your chain take you this month?