Frog Music??by Emma Donoghue is a historical novel, based on true events in San Francisco in 1876. Jenny Bonnet was shot after she and Blanche Beunon had left Chinatown for San Miguel in a type of ‘Thelma and Louise’ girly getaway. The murder of the real Jenny Bonnet was never solved and Donoghue has put her [...]
I had enjoyed The Cuckoo’ s Calling so once I saw JK Rowling had a sequel, it was on my ‘to read’ list! Like many crime books, the main characters are the same but the relationships between them develops. In The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, the chemistry between Cormoran Strike and his PA / assistant Robin is in the backdrop of the novel yet neither of them admit or give in to it. Robin’s upcoming nuptials to Matthew are there [...]
The Priest’s Wife to me sounded as though it was going to be about a torturous relationship between a priest and either his mistress or a woman that loved him fiercely but he loved God and Rome more. Set mostly in the 1970s, the opening chapter reveals a young nun having to lick spilled salt and pepper off the dusty floor on her 21st birthday as the Mother Superior seems intent on humiliating her as much as possible.
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind the last few days for this Irish farmerette …..
490 books sent out (not counting what my stockists have sold as I’ll add them in closer to Xmas).
Interview on Countrywide last Saturday (7th December 2013) The lovely Louise Denvir came down and interviewed us (yes, the farmer and dog were interviewed too) and she edited it [...]