Along with millions of others, I’ve loved James Herriot’s series of books. I read them as a teenager many times, my copies are very dogeared! James Herriot’s books was one of the reasons I wanted to live in Yorkshire but never got there. Maybe we’ll head there for a while when we retire. I reread them again about two years ago, enjoying [...]
I’m going to the Wexford launch of Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s latest book in Enniscorthy library on Thursday evening and very much looking forward to it. Hachette sent me a copy of The Library at the Edge of the World and I’m delighted to review it.
I have to admit that once I was a couple of chapters in, I [...]
I always enjoy the writing of Mervyn Watson and Jonathan Bell: academic yet accessible; informative with lots of interesting nuggets, and it always has a gentle and respectful tone to the time and subjects they have researched. Strange but their writing always brings a certain sense of peacefulness when reading.
I was intrigued by the title of this book when asked to be part of the book review panel for Sean O’Rourke’s programme on Radio One. American Housewife – was it going to be a parody or a serious take on the housewife of today or perhaps of times gone by?