Covid19 restrictions continue to be eased here in the UK. I’m happy to say that included the reopening of hairdressers so I was finally able to get my hair cut by the lovely Leanne at my local salon.
I read thirteen books in July and there were some cracking ones amongst them. Below are my five favourite. Links from the titles will take you to my reviews.
Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees (HarperCollins) – An ordinary woman. A book of recipes. The perfect cover for spying…
Munich by Robert Harris (Hutchinson) – September 1938. Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich.
The Housing Lark by Sam Selvon (Penguin Modern Classics) – a fascinating insight into the experiences of immigrants to Britain in the 1960s
The Englishman by David Gilman (Head of Zeus) – a quest for vengeance that will lead to the winter-ravaged wasteland of the Sverdlovskaya Oblast and Penal Colony #74, a place that holds Russia’s most brutal murderers
Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson (Allison & Busby) – “a work of imagination” inspired by the little-known true story of three Aboriginal people taken from their home to Europe as living exhibits in 1882-83
What were your favourites of the books you read in July? Have you read any of my picks?