#AtoZChallenge : P is for Pollyanna

I first came to the story of Pollyanna when I went to the cinema at the age of 11 to see the film.  Unfortunately I forgot my glasses, needed for distance viewing, so sitting in the circle it was like listening to an audio-book!  As a result I soon found the book by Eleanor Porter,Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge : P is for Pollyanna”

Dissolution by C J Sansom #FridayReads #BookReview

It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest changes in England since 1066. Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church. The country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers ever seen. And under the orders of Thomas Cromwell, a team ofContinue reading “Dissolution by C J Sansom #FridayReads #BookReview”

British Bulldog: A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery by Sara Sheridan #BookReview

  1954, Brighton, London and Paris When Mirabelle receives a bequest from a lately deceased wartime acquaintance she is mystified – she hardly knew the man but it is not long before she realises that he certainly knew her. She is drawn back to re-examine her memories of WWII and is shocked to find thatContinue reading “British Bulldog: A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery by Sara Sheridan #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”