Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier #BookReview

One man’s escape from a humdrum life in search of passion and spontaneity. Night Train to Lisbon tells the story of mild-mannered, middle-aged Classics scholar Raimund Gregorius. When, one afternoon, he walks out of his class while in the middle of giving a lesson, his uncharacteristic impulsiveness surprises him as much as his students. ThisContinue reading “Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier #BookReview”

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig #BookReview

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books inContinue reading “The Midnight Library by Matt Haig #BookReview”

The Peppermint Tea Chronicles by Alexander McCall Smith #TuesdayBookBlog #Humour

  It is summer in Scotland Street (as it always is) and for the habitu├ęs of Edinburgh’s favourite street some extraordinary adventures lie in waiting. For the impossibly vain Bruce Anderson – he of the clove-scented hair gel – it may finally be time to settle down, and surely it can only be a questionContinue reading “The Peppermint Tea Chronicles by Alexander McCall Smith #TuesdayBookBlog #Humour”

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”