Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce #amreading #BookReview

It is 1950. In a devastating moment of clarity, Margery Benson abandons her dead-end job and advertises for an assistant to accompany her on an expedition. She is going to travel to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may not exist.  Enid Pretty, in her unlikely pinkContinue reading “Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce #amreading #BookReview”

One Summer in Tuscany by Domenica de Rosa #FridayReads #BookReview

Rivalries and romance in a Tuscan paradise. A relaxing writers’ retreat? If only! Perfect holiday reading from Domenica de Rosa, author of the bestselling Dr Ruth Galloway series under the name Elly Griffiths. Previously published as SUMMER SCHOOL. My Review I chose this novel because it looked like a light, entertaining read in an excitingContinue reading “One Summer in Tuscany by Domenica de Rosa #FridayReads #BookReview”

Living the Dream: in the Algarve, Portugal by Alyson Sheldrake

Could you leave everything behind and start a new life in the sun? Have you ever been on holiday abroad and wondered what it would be like to live there? Alyson and Dave Sheldrake did. They fell in love with a little fishing village in the Algarve, Portugal, and were determined to realise their dreamContinue reading “Living the Dream: in the Algarve, Portugal by Alyson Sheldrake”

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”