Transcription by Kate Atkinson #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

 Transcription opens in 1981 when Juliet Armstrong is involved in an accident. As she lies on the ground, injured, her mind goes back to 1940 when she started work in the offices of MI5 and then to 1950 when she was a BBC schools programmes producer. A witty but unemotional protagonist she seems to be recountingContinue reading “Transcription by Kate Atkinson #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”

Spies by Michael Frayn #ThrowbackThursday

I’m borrowing the #ThrowbackThursday meme from It’s Book Talk to share a book I read several years ago.   Blurb  A mesmerizing novel about secrecy, imagination, and a child’s game turned deadly earnest The sudden trace of a disturbing, forgotten aroma compels Stephen Wheatley to return to the site of a dimly remembered but troubling childhoodContinue reading “Spies by Michael Frayn #ThrowbackThursday”

Goddess of the Rainbow by Patrick Brigham #FridayReads #BookReview

  Goddess of the Rainbow gives, in 16 chapters, the interconnected stories of the community of a small town in Northern Greece when constant rain threatens imminent flooding.  The goddess of the title takes the form of Iris, a DHL courier, who like her namesake is a messenger.  The other inhabitants of Orestiada include anContinue reading “Goddess of the Rainbow by Patrick Brigham #FridayReads #BookReview”

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

A God in ruins is a slow boiler. It tells the story of Teddy, a beloved son and brother whose comfortable life changed so dramatically when the second world war began. Moving back and forth through his life, we see him as a gentle, loving grandfather, a much-respected pilot and a dutiful husband. But itContinue reading “A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson”