Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus by Sandi Toksvig

“Between the Stops is a sort of a memoir, my sort. It’s about a bus trip really, because it’s my view from the Number 12 bus.” From a brief history of lady gangsters at Elephant and Castle to anecdotes about boarding school, this is the long-awaited memoir from one of Britain’s best-loved characters. Presenter ofContinue reading “Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus by Sandi Toksvig”

The Midnight Hour (The Brighton Mysteries #6) by Ellie Griffiths #BookReview

My Review In this sixth Brighton mystery by Elly Griffiths, the plot centres on the role of women. Bert Billington, the murder victim, had shown little respect for the women in his life so there are several possible female suspects. Having little faith in the police force, his flamboyant wife, Verity Malone, decides to employContinue reading “The Midnight Hour (The Brighton Mysteries #6) by Ellie Griffiths #BookReview”

The Secrets of Hawthorn Place by Jenni Keer #TuesdayBookBlog #MagicalRealism

When life throws Molly Butterfield a curveball, she decides to spend some time with her recently widowed granddad, Wally, at Hawthorn Place, his quirky Victorian house on the Dorset coast. But cosseted Molly struggles to look after herself, never mind her grieving granddad, until the accidental discovery of an identical Arts and Crafts house onContinue reading “The Secrets of Hawthorn Place by Jenni Keer #TuesdayBookBlog #MagicalRealism”

The Fair Botanists by Sara Sheridan #BookReview

Could one rare plant hold the key to a thousand riches? It’s the summer of 1822 and Edinburgh is abuzz with rumours of King George IV’s impending visit. In botanical circles, however, a different kind of excitement has gripped the city. In the newly installed Botanic Garden, the Agave Americana plant looks set to flowerContinue reading “The Fair Botanists by Sara Sheridan #BookReview”