#WWWWednesday – 4th August 2021

WWWWednesdays

Hosted by Taking on a World of Words, this meme is all about the three Ws:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Why not join in too?  Leave a comment with your link at Taking on a World of Words and then go blog hopping!


Currently reading

Unsettled GroundUnsettled Ground by Claire Fuller (hardcover)

What if the life you have always known is taken from you in an instant? What would you do to get it back?

Twins Jeanie and Julius have always been different from other people. At 51 years old, they still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation and poverty. Their rented cottage is simultaneously their armour against the world and their sanctuary. Inside its walls they make music, in its garden they grow (and sometimes kill) everything they need for sustenance.

But when Dot dies suddenly, threats to their livelihood start raining down. At risk of losing everything, Jeanie and her brother must fight to survive in an increasingly dangerous world as their mother’s secrets unfold, putting everything they thought they knew about their lives at stake.

The Girl Who Fell From The SkyThe Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Simon Mawer (audiobook)

Marian Sutro would be just another young English woman wondering whom she’ll marry and how to find a way to be useful. But World War II has turned everyone’s life inside out. Marian happens to be bilingual (her father is English, her mother French) and is recruited by the “Inter-Services Research Bureau” and enrolled in a rigorous, take-no-prisoners espionage training course to aid the French resistance. Or at least that’s what Marian thinks at first.

But she learns more about the risky operation her superiors have in mind for her in occupied Paris, she begins to suspect that it may be a more personal connection that singled her out for assignment. A name from her past, Clement Pelletier, suddenly reappears, forcing Marian to call into question her first love, her dangerous mission, and how far she’s willing to go for the cause.


Recently finished

The Fair Botanists by Sara Sheridan 

This Lovely City by Louise Hare 

Three Little Truths by Eithne Shortall 


What Cathy (will) Read Next

Wolf at the DoorWolf at the Door (Bradecote and Catchpoll #9) by Sarah Hawkswood (eARC, courtesy of Allison & Busby)  

ll Hallow’s Eve, 1144. The savaged body of Durand Wuduweard, the solitary and unpopular keeper of the King’s Forest of Feckenham, is discovered beside his hearth, his corpse rendered barely identifiable by sharp teeth.

Whispers of a wolf on the prowl grow louder and Sheriff William de Beauchamp’s men, Hugh Bradecote and Serjeant Catchpoll, are tasked with cutting through the clamour. They must uncover who killed Durand and why while beset by superstitious villagers, raids upon manors and further grim deaths. Out of the shadows of the forest, where will the wolf’s fangs strike next?

7 thoughts on “#WWWWednesday – 4th August 2021

    1. I saw your review on Goodreads and that you loved it. I’m really enjoying it and I think Anna Bentinck is a terrific narrator, especially her French pronunciation, although I’m no expert. I read the follow-up Tightrope a few years ago. Wrong order I know 😁

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