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”

An Unconventional Officer by Lynn Bryant #BookReview

A story of love and war in Wellington’s army  In 1802 Europe is going back to war, General Arthur Wellesley is commanding troops in India and the officers and men of the 110th infantry are about to get the shock of their lives as a new officer arrives in barracks. Paul van Daan is young,Continue reading “An Unconventional Officer by Lynn Bryant #BookReview”

Holding Back by Helen Pollard

It should have been instant attraction for Laura when she met tall, suntanned Daniel Stone at Porto airport but they both behaved rudely over a misunderstanding involving luggage and seeing him arrive at the hotel she was helping to run, was not good news. Every year, language teacher Laura used part of her summer holidayContinue reading “Holding Back by Helen Pollard”